Immigrant Settlement Counselling: A Training Guide/Module 8: Advocacy

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Immigrant Settlement Counselling:
A Training Guide
Developing the CSISW Course:
A Case Example
Org: Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

This section provides activities to help participants understand what effective advcocacy is, their role in individual client advocacy, introducing social activism and institutional advocacy and the support and networks they need to become effective advocates for their clients.

The activities included in this module are designed to:

  1. Deepen participants' understanding of the meaning of advocacy, and the relationship between counselling, advocacy and action for social change.
  2. Help participants clarify their own views of the responsibilities of settlement counsellors as advocates and agents of social change.
  3. Improve participants' ability to assess whether a client's problem is caused or aggravated by social, political or economic conditions or structures in the environment.
  4. Expand participants' knowledge of individual and collective advocacy strategies that are useful in settlement work.
  5. Increase participants' understanding of the personal resources they need to be effective advocates.
This document is available for download in Adobe Acrobat PDF format [487 KB, 25 pages].
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