ERIC Number: ED465433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
A Child Advocacy Primer: Experience and Advice from Service Providers, Board Leaders, and Consumers.
Pizzigati, Karabelle; Stuck, Earl; Ness, Melissa
Based on the view that service-based agencies have enormous potential as advocates to influence public policy, this guide was developed to help service agencies become consistent, effective public policy advocates and agents for change. The guide draws on the advocacy work of service agencies nationwide to address the key concerns about getting involved in advocacy and suggests tips for structuring, staffing, and managing advocacy efforts. Following introductory remarks, the chapters are: (1) "Embracing Advocacy: Mission, Obligation, and Function in a Service-Based Agency"; (2) "Sustaining an Advocacy Focus: Incorporating Advocacy into the Agency's Vision and Work"; (3) "Preparing for Advocacy: Scope and Content of Advocacy"; (4) "Mobilizing the Advocacy Team: Board, Staff, Volunteers, and Consumers"; (5) "Crafting the Agenda: Achievable Goals, Measurable Progress"; (6) "Assessing the Environment: Context, Key Players, and Coalitions"; (7) "Knowing the Process: Understanding How Policy Evolves"; and (8) "Lessons Learned and Next Steps: Advice from the Advocates." Two appendices include answers to frequently asked questions about lobbying and list advocacy resources. (Contains 16 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Agencies, Agency Role, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Children, Human Services, Public Policy
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085. Tel: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.