ERIC Number: ED201129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Action through Advocacy: A Manual for Training Volunteers.
Baucom, Linda D.; And Others
The manual provides a curriculum for training volunteers in state protection and advocacy agencies, with particular emphasis on training volunteer advocates who have direct relationships with developmentally disabled people. The curriculum consists of five training sessions, each lasting about 2 1/2 hours. Following an introductory section with information on how to use the manual, trainer's responsibilities, room arrangement, training techniques, warmup activities, and a checklist of things to do before each session; five sections contain guidelines for sessions with the following headings (subheadings in parentheses): orientation to advocacy (welcome and introductions, the advocate within the local program, the advocate and local program within the advocacy movement, being an advocate); developmental disabilities (identifying attitudes, myths and their consequences, facts about developmental disabilities, the advocate's responsibilities); communication (identifying the needs, two way communication, effective listening, nonverbal communication, communication with developmentally disabled persons); assertiveness (verbal assertiveness, nonverbal assertiveness, learning to say "no," wrap up, teaching your protege to be assertive, expressing positive feelings); and taking action (identifying community resources, determining priorities, interviewing, writing letters, making a prepared statement, negotiating). The first page of every session gives an overview of the session and a list of necessary materials and preparations. Also contained are background materials, worksheets, masters for transparencies or charts, information on training activities, and resources. (SB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Curriculum Guides, Developmental Disabilities, Training Methods, Volunteer Training, Workshops
Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation, Box 4510, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 ($5.25).
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.