ERIC Number: ED201128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Citizen Advocacy: How to Make It Happen.
Baucom, Linda D., Ed.
Written primarily for founders and coordinators of citizen advocacy (CA) programs for the developmentally disabled, the manual provides practical tips on how to establish and administer a CA program. Part 1 (six chapters) gives an overview of citizen advocacy and tells how to start a CA program--how to assess community support, find a sponsor, incorporate, form a board, seek funds, hire staff, and select an office site. Part 2 (four chapters) provides tips on essential management functions--leadership skills, planning and evaluation, and public awareness. A final part (six chapters) discusses the program functions that are most critical for advocacy--recruiting volunteers, screening and matching advocates and proteges, training, and follow along. General guidelines for using volunteers appear throughout the manual and sample forms and worksheets are given when appropriate. Appended are lists of resources for advocate orientation and acronyms. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Developmental Disabilities, Program Development, Program Implementation, Volunteer Training
Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation, Box 4510, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.