ERIC Number: ED332411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Making the System Work: An Advocacy Workshop for Parents. Families as Allies Project.
Kelker, Katharin A.
The materials in this guide are for the use of trainers who are introducing the concept of advocacy to parents of emotionally disturbed children. The materials describe a 1-day advocacy workshop led by a facilitator who is familiar with the local school district, community and state mental health systems, and state and local political systems. The workshop includes introductory activities; administration of an assertiveness questionnaire; parent rap session; defining advocacy; role playing effective advocacy techniques; identifying problems, possible solutions, and sources of power to correct problems; identifying assertive/passive/aggressive statements; making effective demands; and analyzing one's advocacy potential. The guide includes a rationale for each workshop component, descriptions of activities, lists of materials needed, and notes on the facilitator's role. The guide also includes self-assessment instruments, handouts for workshop participants, worksheets, discussion questions, masters for overhead transparencies, and a 20-item bibliography. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.