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Using Audio Documentary to Engage Young People Experiencing Homelessness in Strengths-Based Group Work
Social Work with Groups (2014)
  • Brian L. Kelly, PhD, Loyola University Chicago
Little information exists on the use of audio-based activities in groups as a means to engage young people’s strengths. This article presents findings from a study that employed a coconstructed audio documentary group to explore homeless youths’ experiences in a music studio, their attached meaning, and whether studio and group involvement engaged youths’ strengths. Four young people and the author met over the course of 12 sessions to collaboratively develop, record, and produce an audio documentary. Young people successfully produced a coconstructed audio documentary and their involvement in the studio and the group engaged their strengths.
  • strengths-based group work,
  • young people,
  • musicbased activities,
  • audio documentary
Publication Date
November 5, 2014
Citation Information
Kelly, B. L. (2015). Using audio documentary to engage young people experiencing homelessness in strengths-based group work. Social Work with Groups, 38(1), 68-86. doi: 10.1080/01609513.2014.931665