ERIC Number: ED323716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Building Coalitions To Provide HIV Legal Advocacy Services: Utilizing Existing Disability Models. AIDS Technical Report, No. 5.
Harvey, David C.; Ardinger, Robert S.
This technical report is part of a series on AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and is intended to help link various legal advocacy organizations providing services to persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities. This report discusses strategies to utilize existing disability models for provision of HIV legal advocacy services. The document considers: the need for coalitions of agencies to meet the AIDS public health crisis, legal advocacy service needs, and activities and services of Protection and Advocacy systems and Client Assistance programs. Examples are provided of programs serving persons with HIV infection including the Legal Center in Denver, Colorado, which has developed a comprehensive legal service system through building coalitions. Specific steps in building such coalitions are recommended to advocacy groups including: (1) locating members of the group/community and organizing; (2) identifying issues; (3) establishing goals, objectives, and timetables; (4) measuring success; (5) developing coalition leadership; (6) dealing with irrelevant or disruptive issues; (7) planning effective meetings; and (8) using the media. Contains 5 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Adults, Advocacy, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Case Studies, Communicable Diseases, Confidentiality, Developmental Disabilities, Legal Aid, Legal Responsibility, Mental Disorders, Models, Policy Formation, Public Health
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, 200 Eye St., N.E., Suite 150, Washington, DC 20002 ($10.00 each, $40.00 series of 5).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Foundation, Chevy Chase, MD. AIDS Prevention and Service Program.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see EC 232 141-144.