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This is a presention to be used for a 2 hour course on effective advocacy for persons with addiciton and mental illness.

This is a presention to be used for a 2 hour course on effective advocacy for persons with addiciton and mental illness.

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    • Advocacy2 Hours
      Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Ph.D., LMHC, CRC, NCC
      Director of Education, AllCEUs.com
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Objectives
      Define Advocacy
      Identify 5 methods for advocating
      Discuss the ways in which you can advocate for your clients
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • What is Advocacy
      Aim to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions
      Motivated from moral, ethical or faith principles or simply to protect an asset of interest.
      Advocacy can include many activities including
      media campaigns
      public speaking
      commissioning and publishing research
      the 'filing of friend of the court briefs'.
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Define Client Needs
      Education
      Employment
      Medication
      Housing
      Safety
      Treatment/Case Management
      Prevention Services
      Transportation
      Support and Belonging
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Identify Supporting Reasons
      Why does this person need this resource more than someone else at this time?
      Will this person effectively use this resource?
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Education
      GED
      Adult Basic Literacy
      Life Skills
      Budgeting
      Riding the bus
      Time management
      Vocational
      Special Needs
      Dyslexia
      AD/HD
      Mental Illness
      Gifted
      Other?
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Employment
      Convincing employers why your client is the person they want to hire
      Supported Employment
      Welfare to Work Subsidies
      Job Coaching
      Transportation
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Medication
      Helping clients get (and remain on) all of their medication
      Pharmaceutical company programs
      Health departments
      Local community mental health
      Walmart
      Publix
      Local free clinics
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Housing
      Non-Discrimination
      Affordability
      Bartering
      Healthy neighborhoods
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Safety
      Educate law enforcement about the nature of co-occurring disorders
      Work with victim advocates to ensure that all clients have the opportunity to live in a safe environment
      Create neighborhood coalitions that work to improve community connection/involvement/organization
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Treatment/Case Management
      Advocate for wrap around services
      Seek supportive services from charitable organizations in your community
      Case management
      Food pantries
      Homeless shelters
      Domestic Violence Shelters
      Clothing/Thrift stores
      Ensure clients are stepped-down, not turned out
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Prevention
      It is cheaper than treatment
      Reduces crime, poverty and suffering; improves the economy
      Can be implemented by laypersons
      Provides youth an alternative, safe place
      Provides a sense of community
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Transportation
      Ensure clients have access to transportation to meet basic needs
      Identify the cost-savings to the community by ensuring clients stay medicated so they can stay out of jail and break the cycle of mental illness
      Identify cost-benefit to the community through the influx of persons receiving services and drawing down state monies
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Support and Belonging
      Does not have to cost a thing
      Can be provided by laypersons…even over the phone
      Necessary for sustained recovery
      Provides an outlet for stress
      Reduces isolation
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com
    • Summary
      Clients have a variety of biopsychosocial needs
      Part of counseling involves ensuring that we are able to
      Identify those needs
      Help clients identify resources
      Advocate for clients to have access to those resources
      Copyright CDS Ventures, LLC 2010-2016. Unlimited CEUs $69.99 for 12 months at http://allceus.com