Benefits of Advocacy Interventions
Advocacy is essential to the work that human service professionals do with children and their families. For this assignment, you will explore the ways in which advocacy interventions are useful by developing a case study involving one or more children and family members.
Please be sure to address all of the following in your assignment:
Develop a case study that involves a child or children and family members.
Make sure to be descriptive in terms of the ages of any children involved, which family members are part of the case study, and their ages and role with the child/children. Include any other information that is pertinent, and include the socioeconomic status of the individuals in your case study and other important background details.
Identify an issue that is impacting the child(ren) and the family members.
Provide some general background on the issue you chose. The background should be specific to the family, along with general information about how many people are impacted by the issue in society, the history of this issue in the country, etc.
Analyze two ways in which advocacy would be beneficial to the case that you discussed.
Be sure to discuss why advocacy is beneficial in terms of the self-determination of the individuals in your case study.
Explore three advocacy interventions that would be particularly useful to the individuals in your case study.
Examine any challenges that human service professionals may encounter when advocating for the individuals in your case study and analyze how human service professionals could overcome these challenges.
Your assignment should be a 3- to 5-page expository essay, not including the title and reference pages, and should include the following elements:
Title page: Provide your name, title of assignment, course and section number, and date.
Body: Answer all the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs.
Your responses should reflect professional writing standards, using proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be correct and accurate, and reflect knowledge of advocacy for children and families.
Reference page: Sources listed in APA format.
Include a minimum of four scholarly or academic sources to support your responses and conclusions. One of these references should be your text.
Use Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced and left aligned.
Use standard 1″ margins on all sides.
Use current APA formatting and citation style.