The Picturing Resilience Intervention (PRI) is a group intervention designed to promote resilience and coping skills among youth following a disaster, community crisis, or other challenges resulting from the usual stresses of daily life. PRI blends Photovoice, a community participatory action method, with additional skill-building activities in order to enhance problem solving, coping, and self-expression in participating youth.
Participants are provided with cameras and instructions on basic photography and camera use. Then, five group sessions are conducted. Session topics include: Safety, challenges and stressors, strengths, coping skills, and resilience. During each session, a main topic is discussed and then followed by a skill-enhancing group activity and a photography homework activity. At the end of the group sessions, youth participants display their photography with accompanying written narratives in a final PRI exhibit.
The goals of PRI are to:
The activity should be facilitated by two mental health professionals, teachers, or adult professionals with experience working with youth. A common training approach to facilitating PRI is for providers to read the manual and then obtain ongoing support and consultation from PRI specialists as needed.
|Format||Games, Activities, Exercises|
|Number of pages/running time||60-90 minutes for each session (five total)|
Sub-group: Primary school age (6-11 years)
Sub-group: Secondary school age (12-18 years)
|reading level||Educational (primary reading level)|
|Extra Curricular||Other - Any group environment|
|Published in||United States of America|