Get to the Core of It: Best Practices in the Core Services: Individual Advocacy (1.5 Hours)

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About the Training

In the training, Marsha Sweet, a veteran advocate from the Center for Disability Rights in Rochester, NY shares her approach to introducing consumers to independent living and helping them find their voice and power as advocates. In addition to sharing her philosophy and approach, Marsha provides specific tips for connecting with all kinds of consumers, helping them navigate and fight barriers and injustice, and developing leadership and advocacy skills.

Target Audience

Executive directors, advocates, and other staff members of Centers for Independent Living who are involved in advocating with and for people with disabilities. This workshop will be helpful for consumers, self-advocates, and advocates.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will have knowledge and resources which will enable them to:

  • Explain the philosophy and role of individual advocacy as a core service that changes people‚Äôs lives through empowerment and choice
  • Explain skills and strategies for building relationships with consumers that nurture trust and accountability
  • Describe elements of an effective advocacy model
  • Describe effective methods for assisting consumers in dealing with the many bureaucracies they face

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