ERIC Number: ED055639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-28
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Information and Referral Services: The Role of Advocacy; Working Draft.
American Rehabilitation Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn. Inst. for Interdisciplinary Studies.
The purpose of advocacy in an information and referral (I & R) center is to obtain service for older people where such service is not now available to them or is non-existent. This is related to the center's mission of linking older people and services together. Advocacy at the case level is concerned with individuals who have not received the services they need. Advocacy at the agency level begins with follow-up that reveals that many older people who have been referred to a particular agency are not being seen by that agency for service. Sometimes advocacy may be necessary at local, state, and national levels in order to bring about changes in public policy that will add new provisions for older people or make existing provisions available to them. The constraints on the use of advocacy in an I & R center described in this manual are summarized as: time, center image, stakes involved, and the possession of certain skills such as writing, speaking, and working with community groups. (Other manuals in this series are available as LI 003187-003193 and LI 003195). (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Rehabilitation Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn. Inst. for Interdisciplinary Studies.
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