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.
Brings together knowledge and skills of advocacy and articulates a comprehensive approach to advocacy. Part I develops several starting points for engaging in advocacy, and Part II presents essential strategies and tactics of advocacy practice in agency, legislative, legal, and community advocacy. Part III presents a case study that integrates and extends earlier ideas and strategies, and offers advocacy guidelines. The author is affiliated with the University of Kansas. For students, professionals, and volunteers in human services. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)