Drs. Rose, Shdaimah, Sharpe and Doctoral Student Dante DeTablan published in Children and Youth Serv


Drs. Rose, Shdaimah, Sharpe and Doctoral Student Dante DeTablan were published in Children and Youth Services Review on "exploring wellbeing and agency among urban youth using photovoice."

The project, Through the Looking Glass: Benjamin Franklin High School Photovoice Project, was funded by UMB’s Center for Community-Based Engagement and Learning (CBEL). Four exhibits of the project were held, facilitated by the youth. Two at Ben Franklin to faculty, staff, students, and a U.S. Congressperson, one at the Baltimore City Public School Board, and the fourth at UMB SSW.

Findings highlighted different facets of individual and community wellbeing, as well as where and how wellbeing is fostered in youth’s family, school, and neighborhood environments. Respondents also differentiated between good and bad agency. They noted the power of agency as the power to change things, and the obligation that such power carries for themselves and the adults around them. Woven through both domains was respondents' future orientation; many of their observations were derived from the perceived impact on their own and others' academic and life trajectories.

More details can be found through the full reference: Rose, T., Shdaimah, C., deTablan, D., & Sharpe, T. (2016). Exploring wellbeing and agency among urban youth through photovoice. Children & Youth Services Review, 67, 114-122. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.04.022 [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740916301347]

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