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Approaches to Advocacy for and by Adults with Learning Disabilities (ISBN 095366 8207)

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Approaches to Advocacy for and by Adults with Learning Disabilities (ISBN 095366 8207)



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Approaches to advocacy for and by adults with intellectual/learning disabilities - a training pack for people working with adults with intellectual/learning disabilities.


These materials were originally developed as part of a university accredited course. The content is from good practice guidance about advocacy and other acknowledged sources.

The pack was written by Dr Martin Campbell, School of Psychology, University of St Andrews and Professor Roy McConkey, Dept. of Nursing, University of Ulster. The materials are written in an interactive style and contain individual and group activities, case studies, research findings, structured text, references and assessment exercises. The materials are designed to encourage people to use their own experience as a basis for new learning.

The pack (163 pages) is presented in a hard back, four ring binder folder. The material in the Units is presented as follows:

Unit I, What is Advocacy? Definitions, types of advocacy. From protection to empowerment. Describing good advocacy.

Unit II, Advocacy Who? Who needs advocacy and who gets it? Suitable advocates. Self advocacy.

Unit III, Advocacy How? How is advocacy done, experienced and maintained? Accountability and vulnerability. Abuses of power. Advocacy advice or advocacy skills?

Unit IV, Advocacy - Does it work? Monitoring and evaluation. Evaluating effectiveness. The future of advocacy? Review of the pack from Community Care Magazine, well informed, clearly and effectively structured

For further details please contact Dr Martin Campbell.

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