Poster Session  |   November 2018
Power Up! Using Appreciative Inquiry to Explore and Enhance Perceptions of Empowerment in a Day Shelter for People Experiencing Homelessness
Author Affiliations
  • Nova Southeastern University
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Education of OTs and OTAs / Mental Health / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   November 2018
Power Up! Using Appreciative Inquiry to Explore and Enhance Perceptions of Empowerment in a Day Shelter for People Experiencing Homelessness
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211505110p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO4015
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211505110p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO4015
Abstract

Date Presented 4/20/2018

As a marginalized population, individuals experiencing homelessness often feel disempowered to effect change in their lives. We used appreciative inquiry to determine perceptions of stakeholders regarding a shelter environment’s role in supporting empowerment for engagement in occupations.

Primary Author and Speaker: Carol Lambdin-Pattavina

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kori Desiderio, Rebecca Gilmore, Basmatee Manohar, Julia Roncesvalles, Autumn West