Advocacy in Practice: Creating a Culture of Social Change in the Human Services by Shelley RempelAdvocacy in Practice: Creating a Culture of Social Change in the Human Services by Shelley Rempel

Advocacy in Practice: Creating a Culture of Social Change in the Human Services

byShelley Rempel

Paperback | January 6, 2017

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Advocacy in Practice is the first Canadian text to combine anti-oppressive theory and practice with practical information about analyzing, planning, and initiating advocacy action in the human services. Presenting anti-oppressive advocacy as an ethical and moral obligation of all human servicepractitioners, this text provides the support and foundational knowledge students need to bring positive change to their communities.
Shelley Rempel is a professor in the social service worker program at Mohawk College. She holds a doctorate in education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, and has previously taught at McMaster University. For more than a decade she served as a researcher, community worker, and later execu...
Title:Advocacy in Practice: Creating a Culture of Social Change in the Human ServicesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.51 inPublished:January 6, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199008418

ISBN - 13:9780199008414

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Table of Contents

NOTE: chapters include- Chapter Objectives- Introduction- Key terms bolded at first use- Case Studies (1-3 per chapter)- Conclusion- Critical Thinking Questions- Suggested Readings- Suggested Videos and Websites1. Introduction to Advocacy Using an Anti-oppressive FrameworkDefining AdvocacyCase Study 1.1 A Case of Discrimination in Public Housing: Advocacy DefinedAnti-oppressive Advocacy Practice Model- Analysis of Privilege- Oppression and the P/C/S AnalysisAnti-oppressive Theory and Advocacy Practice- Reflexivity- Critical AnalysisCase Study 1.2 Amaro's Efforts to Improve His Critical AnalysisCase Study 1.3 Amaro Uses His Critical Analysis- Action2. Politics, Power, Conflict, and Doing the "Right" Thing in AdvocacyAll Advocacy Is PoliticalPower ConsiderationsConflict Is Normal- Critical Self-analysis- Service Users' Experience of ConflictCase Study 2.1 Analyzing Conflict Responses with Service Users- Critical Analysis of Conflict Levels and TypesEthical Decision Making and Anti-oppressive Theory- Ethical Dilemmas- Situational EthicsCase Study 2.2 Situational Ethics and Anti-oppressive Advocacy- Guidance for Anti-oppressive Advocacy3. Historical, Conceptual, and Contextual DevelopmentsA Complicated History- Human Service Work: A Legacy of Activism and Oppression- The Anti-oppressive Approach in Advocacy: Early DevelopmentsAdvocacy as a Professional Responsibility- Anti-oppressive Perspectives: A Re-emergence in Mainstream Human Service WorkCurrent Context of Advocacy Practice- Healthy Communities and Community Organizing for Change- Social Service Agencies: A Diverse and Complex Context- Dealing with BureaucracyCase Study 3.1 The Tale of Two Advocates- Managerialism: Business Management Practices in the Social Services4. An Anti-oppressive Advocacy Development Model: Structure, Process, and Strategy ConsiderationsAnti-oppressive Advocacy Development Model- Defining the ProblemCase Study 4.1 Using Advocacy to Fight a Housing Eviction- Background Research- Planning- Strategy- Evaluating and Monitoring5. Taking Action in Anti-oppressive AdvocacyHow This Chapter Is OrganizedPersonal Level Advocacy ActionCase Study 5.1: Reinstating Welfare Payments - Nada's CaseCultural Level Advocacy ActionCase Study 5.2: Changing the Seven-day Rule at Emergency SheltersStructural Level Advocacy ActionCase Study 5.3: The Coalition for Social Housing6. Advocacy Stories*Personal and professional stories from 8 real-life advocates7. Challenges, Trends, and Going ForwardTrends- Advocacy and the Environment- Information and Communication Technology- Knowledgeable, Politicized, Service UsersStrengths and Skills: Fostering the Personal Traits Needed for Advocacy- Creativity- Critical Thinking- Courage- Pragmatism- Reflexivity- Compassion- ResilienceRelationships- Dialogue- Critical Consciousness- PraxisCase Study 7.1 Anti-oppressive Relationship Development: Collaboration and TransformationConclusion: Having Advocacy AttitudeCritical Thinking QuestionsAPPENDIX1. Advocacy Agreement Form2. Letter for Case Advocacy3. Letter for Cause Advocacy4. Letter to the Editor5. Op-ed6. Media Release7. Petition8. Posters9. Demonstration Signs10. Demonstration ChantsGlossaryReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"This is one of the best textbooks I have come across in six years of teaching! . . . The focus on AOP (anti-oppressive practice) is phenomenal; it stands out among other advocacy-focused textbooks." --Sirena Liladrie, Sheridan College