Learners explore the role of the community advocate, informal and formal networking and establishing contacts, the power of persistence and accessing the justice system, and step-by-step problem solving. Students learn who is most likely to find himself or herself poor and/or marginalized, the scope and impact of living in poverty, and the special needs of low-income and marginalized persons for community advocates who can assist them in accessing justice. Students look at community advocacy in the context of social welfare laws and the systems that implement them, learn how to approach a problem, work through it systematically, and prepare an action plan.


There is no required textbook for this course.

Please note: There may be required software or other resources for this course. Please be sure to check the course outline when you first log in to the course.


It is preferred that students complete the Community Advocacy Techniques course first either by itself or along with another course from within the program.

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