Client and Community Advocacy

Review this unit’s panel discussion (attached file) and complete the assigned article readings (attached files).

For this discussion post of 750 words , address the following:

  • What advocacy actions and/or activities have you participated in to address issues in your community      and/or clinical practice? Describe.
  • Why was advocating for the issues important for the client or community?
  • What additional activities do you plan to pursue to continue your advocacy efforts, knowing how      important the issues are? For example: 
    • Within building-level and community-level advocacy in schools and community mental health       agencies.
    • Through clinical and setting specialties as represented by the following ACA divisions: 
      • Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA).
      • Association for  Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC).
      • Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC).
      • Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC).
      • American College Counseling Association (ACCA).
      • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).
      • Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC).
      • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD).
      • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA).
      • Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC).
      • Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW).
      • Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ).
      • International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC).
      • International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC).

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