# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Family and Human Services Task 901680005

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Define advocacy.

Definition

Definition should include distinction between professional advocacy vs. advocacy of the client population.

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • Why should human services personnel advocate for clients?
  • What are the levels of advocacy? What are examples of each level?
Communication
  • How does one begin advocating for a group?
  • What are the communication skills needed to advocate?
Leadership
  • What are the benefits of advocacy?
  • How can a professional become active in human services legislation at the state and national levels?
Management
  • What are the negotiation and mediation skills involved in being an effective advocate?
  • Why are human services professionals in a unique position to serve as advocates?

Related Standards of Learning

English

10.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

11.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

12.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Families First: Balancing Family and Career

 

Families First: Meet the Challenge

 

Power of One: A Better You

 

Power of One: Family Ties

 

Power of One: Take the Lead

 

Power of One: Working on Working

 

FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Interpersonal Communications

 

National Programs in Action

 

Professional Presentation

 

Public Policy Advocate

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

7.2.6

Analyze effective self-advocacy strategies for human services professionals.