Advocacy in the Human Services

ISBN-10: 0534348610
ISBN-13: 9780534348618
Edition: 1st 2001
Authors: Mark Ezell
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Book details

List price: $181.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Advocacy is needed now more than ever. Opportunities to engage in advocacy have increased due to changes at the federal level which are relegating more and more human service funding and decision-making to the state and local level. The purpose of this text is to educate students and professionals so that they have a deeper understanding of advocacy practice in order to fully serve clients.

Preface
Introduction
The Groundwork for Advocacy
Motivations for Advocacy
Chapter Objectives
Advocacy Ideals
Why Do Advocacy?
Is Enough Time Devoted to Advocacy?
Optimism About Advocacy
What Keeps Practitioners from Doing Advocacy?
Self-Empowerment to Do Advocacy
Summary
Discussion Questions
Understanding Advocacy
Chapter Objectives
What Is Advocacy? (and What Isn't It?)
Types of Advocacy
Analyzing Advocacy Activities
Beliefs and Assumptions Underlying Advocacy Practice
Summary
Discussion Questions
The Ethics of Advocacy
Chapter Objectives
Ethical Obligations to Do Advocacy
Ethical Principles and Challenges Relevant to the Practice of Advocacy
Advocacy and Cultural Diversity
Summary
Discussion Questions
Advocacy Strategies and Tactics
Agency Advocacy
Chapter Objectives
Targets for Agency Advocacy
Agency Discretion
Tactics
Summary
Discussion Questions
Legislative Advocacy
Chapter Objectives
Understanding Legislative Process
Advocacy Activities During Legislative Session
Non-Session Activities
Political Campaigns and Advocacy
Summary
Discussion Questions
Legal Advocacy
Chapter Objectives
Case Examples of Opportunities for Legal Advocacy
Non-Litigious Tactics
Litigation
Summary
Discussion Questions
Community Advocacy
Chapter Objectives
Community Education As an Advocacy Strategy
Media Tactics
Other Community Advocacy Tactics
Summary
Discussion Questions
Doing Your Advocacy Homework
Chapter Objectives
Advocacy Needs Assessments
Understanding the Problem or Need
Establishing Advocacy Targets
Mapping the Decision System
Selecting Strategies and Tactics
Summary
Discussion Questions
Issues, Dilemmas, and Challenges
Putting the Advocacy Pieces Together
Chapter Objectives
Doing Their Advocacy Homework
Agency Advocacy
Community Advocacy
Legislative Advocacy
Return to Agency Advocacy
Summary
Discussion Questions
Advocacy Skills, Challenges, and Practice Guidelines
Chapter Objectives
Critical Advocacy Skills and Attitudes
Advocacy Challenges
Practice Guidelines
Summary
Discussion Questions
References
Index

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