Advocacy

Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health

The Skill

Advocating for Others

Giving public support for an idea, plan, or way of doing something in an effort to improve the well-being of others. 


Self-Advocacy 

The ability to stand up for yourself, ask for what you need and want, and to make decisions about your life based on your personal values, interests, and needs.

Why It Matters

Learning how to advocate empowers individuals to enhance their personal well-being, while also giving them the tools to help boost the well-being of others.

How to Do It

Skill Cues for Students Advocating for Others

 

Step 1) What’s your passion? - Identify an idea, plan, or way of doing something you’re passionate about

 

Step 2) Get your facts straight - Research an idea, plan, or way of doing something to make sure you’re sharing accurate and up-to-date information

 

Step 3) Know your audience - Define who your audience is and choose a method of communication they’ll respond to

 

Step 4) Craft your message - Create a message to promote a specific idea, plan, or way of doing something

 

Step 5) Put it into action - Share your message

 

Step 6) Reflect and adapt - Evaluate the results (how well the message was received) and adjust messages as needed

How to Do It

To advocate for yourself you need to use your voice to take ownership of your life by expressing what you're feeling, defining what you need and want, and making decisions based on your values.

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