ERIC Number: ED444715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Building a Constituency for Children: A Discussion among Child Advocates.
National Association of Child Advocates, Washington, DC.
A day and a half meeting of executive directors and staff of 11 members of the National Association of Child Advocates (NACA) was convened at the request of Kansas Action for Children to inform its efforts to build a constituency for children in Kansas. Child advocates are increasingly recognizing the need to build and mobilize constituencies for children and are working to develop new and effective approaches toward this goal. The NACA has undertaken a range of efforts to assist child advocates in identifying successful approaches to constituency building and in identifying the components necessary for success. Meeting participants described their own community mobilization efforts and discussed the factors they deemed essential for effective campaigns to increase community involvement. (Two appendices provide summaries of constituency building efforts in 12 states or cities, the NACA role in supporting constituency efforts, and a list of web sites for participating organizations.) (KB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Advocacy, Children, Community Involvement, Public Opinion, Public Policy
National Association of Child Advocates, 1522 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005; Tel: 202-289-0777; Fax: 202-289-0776; Web site: http://www.childadvocacy.org ($5).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Child Advocates, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas