SHS 250-Community and Client Advocacy

 

DATE TOPIC READING
Jan.      5 Introductions; Defining Advocacy; Syllabus  
            7 Individual advocacy:  Who are potential clients?  What are we advocating for? Homan, Ch. 1 & 4
           12 The skill set used in individual advocacy  
           14 Continue above; Empowerment of self and client; Advocacy Services list due Homan, Ch. 6, 7
           19 Dr. MLK Jr Day:  Take action in his honor!  
           21 Legislative advocacy-Who are our legislators and elected decision makers? Homan, Ch. 8, 16
           26 Engaging the legislative process Homan, Ch. 2, 9 & 12
           28 Continue above; Letter to elected official due  
Feb.      2 Planning projects; Test  
             4 Program and Policy change Homan, Ch. 3, 15
             9 Continue P & P; Project work  
           11 Continue P & P Homan, Ch. 13
           16 President's Day:  Get political!
Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony (the 15th)
 
           18 Community Change Homan, Ch. 10, 11
           23 Continue above; Project work  
           25 Continue above; Project work; Community meeting paper due  
March   2 Continue above  
             4 Group dynamics; Rough draft/progress report due  
             9 Continue above  
           11 Evaluation:  What worked, what didn't?    
           16 Final Projects;  Final paper due  
           18 Final Projects