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Overview

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.

Mark Ezell, University of Kansas, Lawrence

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.

"I do applaud the author's goal of bringing 'together a disparate literature of advocacy and to articulate a comprehensive approach.' Its particular value is that it puts theory and practice about advocacy in one text. In other words, the text is appropriate for students…I…love the overall writing style; it's personal and easy to read…"