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Advocacy2 Hours<br />Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes Ph.D., LMHC, CRC, NCC<br />Director of Education, AllCEUs.com<br />Copyright CD...
Objectives<br />Define Advocacy<br />Identify 5 methods for advocating<br />Discuss the ways in which you can advocate for...
What is Advocacy<br />Aim to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions <br />Motivated from moral, ethical...
Define Client Needs<br />Education<br />Employment<br />Medication<br />Housing<br />Safety<br />Treatment/Case Management...
Identify Supporting Reasons<br />Why does this person need this resource more than someone else at this time?<br />Will th...
Education<br />GED<br />Adult Basic Literacy<br />Life Skills<br />Budgeting<br />Riding the bus<br />Time management<br /...
Employment<br />Convincing employers why your client is the person they want to hire<br />Supported Employment<br />Welfar...
Medication<br />Helping clients get (and remain on) all of their medication<br />Pharmaceutical company programs<br />Heal...
Housing<br />Non-Discrimination<br />Affordability<br />Bartering<br />Healthy neighborhoods<br />Copyright CDS Ventures, ...
Safety<br />Educate law enforcement about the nature of co-occurring disorders<br />Work with victim advocates to ensure t...
Treatment/Case Management<br />Advocate for wrap around services<br />Seek supportive services from charitable organizatio...
Prevention<br />It is cheaper than treatment<br />Reduces crime, poverty and suffering;  improves the economy<br />Can be ...
Transportation<br />Ensure clients have access to transportation to meet basic needs<br />Identify the cost-savings to the...
Support and Belonging<br />Does not have to cost a thing<br />Can be provided by laypersons…even over the phone<br />Neces...
Summary<br />Clients have a variety of biopsychosocial needs<br />Part of counseling involves ensuring that we are able to...
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Advocacy

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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.

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Advocacy

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

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