Science Café – Exercising Power: Exploring the Creation of a Community of Practice to Advance Trauma, and Violence Informed Physical Activity

Science Café – Exercising Power: Exploring the Creation of a Community of Practice to Advance Trauma, and Violence Informed Physical Activity

Categories: Lectures and Seminars | Intended for

Monday, March 01, 2021

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

Zoom Webinar

Contact Information

Office of the Dean of Science, 6135204388, odscience@carleton.ca

Cost

Free

About this Event

Host Organization: Office of the Dean of Science

Speaker Bio:

Elia Palladino graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours degree at Carleton University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Health: Science, Technology and Policy. As a member of the Health and Wellness Equity Research Group at Carleton University, she is conducting research to guide the development of a Community of Practice that would positively impact the sustainability of community developed and implemented physical activity resources/programs for marginalized individuals.

Abstract:

The health and wellness benefits of physical activity are recognized globally and has been identified as a strategy for improving social and community cohesion. However, individuals living in marginalizing conditions are at risk for physical inactivity as a result of barriers to access and participation. While previous research has successfully applied trauma- and violence-informed physical activity practices to engage marginalized populations in physical activity, current trauma-informed physical activity programs are led by practitioners with limited choice in activities for participants. With this in mind, there is a need for further variety and effectiveness in programming which creates an opportunity to engage all stakeholders to facilitate greater understanding and address health issues through attending to power differences in both research and care. As part of larger mixed methods research project which explores physical activity inequities, under the supervision of Dr. Francine Darroch, we are guiding the development of a trauma- and violence-informed physical activity Community of Practice which will support the exchange of knowledge, shape community lead physical activity initiatives and contribute to shifting the power dynamics that will ultimately improve access and resources to support marginalized individuals in being physically active.

About the Science Café

Come and virtually join us for a lively discussion around a scientific issue of the day. Be prepared to be informed, engaged and even amused, as our professors share their scientific discoveries with you. All are welcome. For more information, please contact the Faculty of Science by email at odscience@carleton.ca