9780534348618

Advocacy in the Human Services

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534348618

  • ISBN10:

    0534348610

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/27/2000
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole

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Summary

Preface. Introduction. Part 1: The Groundwork For Advocacy. 1. Motivations for Advocacy. 2. Understanding Advocacy. 3. The Ethics of Advocacy. Part 2: Advocacy Strategies And Tactics. 4. Agency Advocacy. 5. Legislative Advocacy. 6. Legal Advocacy. 7. Community Advocacy. 8. Doing Your Advocacy Homework. Part 3: Issues, Dilemmas, And Challenges. 9. Putting the Advocacy Pieces Together. 10. Advocacy Skills, Challenges, and Practice Guidelines. References. Index.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction xvii
Part One: The Groundwork for Advocacy 1(50)
Motivations for Advocacy
3(17)
Chapter Objectives
3(2)
Advocacy Ideals
5(2)
Why Do Advocacy?
7(3)
Is Enough Time Devoted to Advocacy?
10(1)
Optimism About Advocacy
11(1)
What Keeps Practitioners from Doing Advocacy?
12(1)
Self-Empowerment to Do Advocacy
13(7)
Summary
18(1)
Discussion Questions
19(1)
Understanding Advocacy
20(17)
Chapter Objectives
20(1)
What Is Advocacy? (and What Isn't It?)
21(4)
Types of Advocacy
25(3)
Analyzing Advocacy Activities
28(3)
Beliefs and Assumptions Underlying Advocacy Practice
31(6)
Summary
34(2)
Discussion Questions
36(1)
The Ethics of Advocacy
37(14)
Chapter Objectives
37(1)
Ethical Obligations to Do Advocacy
38(2)
Ethical Principles and Challenges Relevant to the Practice of Advocacy
40(7)
Advocacy and Cultural Diversity
47(4)
Summary
49(1)
Discussion Questions
50(1)
Part Two: Advocacy Strategies and Tactics 51(102)
Agency Advocacy
53(21)
Chapter Objectives
53(1)
Targets for Agency Advocacy
54(4)
Agency Discretion
58(3)
Tactics
61(13)
Summary
72(1)
Discussion Questions
73(1)
Legislative Advocacy
74(24)
Chapter Objectives
74(1)
Understanding Legislative Process
75(4)
Advocacy Activities During Legislative Session
79(9)
Non-Session Activities
88(7)
Political Campaigns and Advocacy
95(3)
Summary
97(1)
Discussion Questions
97(1)
Legal Advocacy
98(17)
Chapter Objectives
98(2)
Case Examples of Opportunities for Legal Advocacy
100(5)
Non-Litigious Tactics
105(4)
Litigation
109(6)
Summary
113(1)
Discussion Questions
114(1)
Community Advocacy
115(23)
Chapter Objectives
115(2)
Community Education As an Advocacy Strategy
117(5)
Media Tactics
122(12)
Other Community Advocacy Tactics
134(4)
Summary
137(1)
Discussion Questions
137(1)
Doing Your Advocacy Homework
138(15)
Chapter Objectives
138(2)
Advocacy Needs Assessments
140(2)
Understanding the Problem or Need
142(4)
Establishing Advocacy Targets
146(2)
Mapping the Decision System
148(1)
Selecting Strategies and Tactics
149(4)
Summary
150(1)
Discussion Questions
151(2)
Part Three: Issues, Dilemmas, and Challenges 153(44)
Putting the Advocacy Pieces Together
155(26)
Chapter Objectives
155(1)
Doing Their Advocacy Homework
156(8)
Agency Advocacy
164(5)
Community Advocacy
169(2)
Legislative Advocacy
171(8)
Return to Agency Advocacy
179(2)
Summary
180(1)
Discussion Questions
180(1)
Advocacy Skills, Challenges, and Practice Guidelines
181(16)
Chapter Objectives
181(1)
Critical Advocacy Skills and Attitudes
182(6)
Advocacy Challenges
188(4)
Practice Guidelines
192(5)
Summary
196(1)
Discussion Questions
196(1)
References 197(4)
Index 201

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