Advocacy and Mediation: Advocacy In The Disabilities Population

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Advocate Role
Yanika Johnson
BSHS 441
July 14, 2012
Stephanie Taylor

Advocacy and Mediation
A strong, self-empowering individual can very much be an advocate. He or she is an individual that has the courage to stand up, speak to be heard, and understood for someone that can’t speak for them. My paper will define advocacy and how human service professionals utilized the term. I will discuss how advocacy is used in the disability population, and issues within the population. I will further discuss a good recommendation that will hopefully help a individual with a disability. In conclusion based on all the information I gather, and my own personal experiences, I will come up with good sound decisions to assist those in other diverse population such as example; housing, treatment, short and long term Medicare, judicial, domestic violence, and education.

Advocacy/ Advocate
According to thefreedictionary.com the meaning of the term advocacy, is the act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support(thefreedictionary.com).. The president Barack Obama advocates well for the people of the minority population. He speaks strongly about the minority population and obtaining the necessary services they need. An advocate is a person, a person who intercedes on behalf of another (thefreedictionary.com). I have worked in the developmental disabilities population where I advocated for the clients in his or her ISP staffing. So, therefore I am very familiar with the terms of advocacy.

Advocacy in the Disabilities population
Working with the developmental disabilities population can be both challenging and rewarding, it depends on the way the advocate conveys with the client. Advocates communicate for and on the behalf on the clients with disabilities. Those clients that can see and hear can advocate for him or her. Those clients blind, deaf, and mild retardation very well need someone to speak on his or...
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