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A case study of research dissemination to benefit marginalised young people.

Findings in social work research are often disseminated in a manner that excludes the subjects of that research. In the Shine for Kids — My Life Now research collaboration, research findings were animated in a variety of styles for distribution by the charitable organisation. Shine for Kids is a non-profit organisation that assists and advocates for children whose parent is in prison. Transcripts of social work interviews with the children were modified into screenplays to be animated by communication design students. The animated documentary has advantages over the expository documentary mode including protecting the identity of the subject and creating an affective video that constitutes a dual-process model of entertainment providing for a more socially connected pleasure.

Investigator
Dr Cameron Rose

Animating social work research findings
MyLifeNow: Chloe, animated by Christina Dodds and Stephanie Zhu

Animating social work research findings
MyLifeNow: Corey, animated by Kathryn Pineda

Animating social work research findings
MyLifeNow: Dan, animated by James Dobson

Animating social work research findings
MyLifeNow: Harry, animated by Naomi Ruys

Animating social work research findings
MyLifeNow: Keira, animated by Yihao Shen

Animating social work research findings
MyLifeNow: Sean, animated by Maggie Tan

MADA researchers from varied backgrounds, including professional artists, designers, architects and theorists, work together to produce vibrant, innovative, creative research that addresses the social, economic and human issues facing Australia.

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