Advocacy: Vulnerability Techniques and Ethical Issues

PART 1 (AT LEAST 350 WORDS)You will explore some of the reasons human service professionals may advocate for children and their families. You will also be discussing ethical issues that may arise when advocating for children and their families. To prepare for this discussion, please review the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals.Please respond to the following:1.  Explore some of the reasons behind why human service professionals may advocate for children and their families. Analyze whether or not you think enough time is devoted to advocating for this population.    -In your answer, justify how advocacy for children and their families is related to client self-determination.2.  Describe a situation in which human service professionals may need to advocate for children and their families. Evaluate the steps that a human service professional may need to take to advocate specifically for the situation that you identified.3.  Discuss two possible ethical issues a human service professional may encounter when advocating for children and their families.4.  Examine how ethical components of advocacy relate to client self-determination.5.  Provide an example of an ethical dilemma that human service professionals may encounter when advocating for children and their families.Outline why what you presented is an ethical dilemma and what can be done about this type of situation in the field.The reading from your text will introduce you to some of the goals of advocacy, as well as different reasons human service professionals engage in advocacy with clients. The additional resources will help reiterate some of the challenges present with advocacy and will help you understand the role of human services professionals in advocacy with children and their families.Please read the following chapter in your text:Chapter 2: “Contemporary Issues Affecting Social Justice”Web ResourcesAkbar, G. L. (2019). Thinking critically about self-determination: A literature review. Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, 16(2), 9–17. https://jswve.org/download/fall_2019_volume_16_no._2/articles/9-Thinking-critically-re-self-determination-16-2-Fall-2019-JSWVE.pdfLucas, K. (2020). Challenges of being an advocate within the human services field. Houston Chronicle. https://work.chron.com/challenges-being-advocate-within-human-services-field-28996.htmlNorth American Council on Adoptable Children. (2020). Advocacy basics. https://www.nacac.org/advocate/how-to-advocate/advocacy-basics/PART 2Learning is enhanced when you take time to reflect on the process. This week, you will have a journal that asks you to discuss your thoughts in relation to the topic for the unit. Your reflection and writing will help with your understanding of the content covered.Your response to this journal should be clear, concise, and organized. The expression of information must be well written and original, with few or no errors in format and mechanics.To prepare for this journal, please watch the video below:TEDx Talks. (2013, October 17). How to believe in yourself: Jim Cathcart at TEDxDelrayBeach [Video]. https://youtu.be/-ki9-oaPwHsPlease respond to the following questions:As an advocate, you may encounter resistance, and the path to change may not be as easy as you envisioned. What strategies would you utilize to keep yourself motivated when it seems as if you are making very little progress?Please share two major ideas that intrigued you while watching the video.How will you apply what you have learned?

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