ERIC Number: ED104566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
To Protect and Respect: Advocacy for Your Child. A Child Advocate's Handbook.
Pelosi, John W.; Johnson, Sandra L.
This manual, designed for parents and professionals in psychology, social work, and education, attempts to increase understanding of child advocacy and offers practical suggestions on how to become an advocate for an individual child. The handbook provides a systematic way to monitor the environment of a child, to determine whether his individual needs for personal growth are being met, to evaluate these needs, and to develop options for improving negative situations. The booklet describes a sequence of three tasks, each with a number of carefully delineated sub-steps to be carried out by the child advocate: (1) monitoring (Actively seeking information about the child and how he experiences different situations), (2) assessing (deciding whether a situational change is needed), and (3) advocating (Acting to bring about a change). Observation and assessment worksheet samples are included. (CS)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Role, Community Services, Guidelines, Helping Relationship, Parent Participation, Policy Formation, Social Action, Youth Agencies
The Learning Institute of North Carolina, 1006 Lamond Avenue, Durham, NC 27701 (Paper, no charge)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.
Note: For related document, see PS 007 828