Advocacy in Childhood Obesity: Examining Adolescent Girls' Perspectives of Childhood Obesity through Photovoice
This poster contains the findings of a study where researchers explored adolescent girls' perspectives of environmental influences on childhood obesity using Photovoice and implications for counselor advocacy. Photovoice is a participatory action research method developed by Wang and Burris (1997) to capture an issue from the lens of those affected, and to influence social policy in that area, which in this case is childhood obesity.Â As counselors are called by ethical code to â€œadvocate at individual, group, institutional, and societal levels to address potential barriers and obstacles that inhibit access and/or the growth and development of clientsâ€ (ACA, 2014, p.5), the presenters will address how counselors can used the findings from this study to advocate on this issue as it affects many clients.
Sackett, Corrine R.; Granberg, Ellen M.; and Jenkins, Alyssa M., "Advocacy in Childhood Obesity: Examining Adolescent Girls' Perspectives of Childhood Obesity through Photovoice" (2015). Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS). 187.