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Six Steps to Successful Child Advocacy

Six Steps to Successful Child Advocacy
Changing the World for Children

An interdisciplinary approach to child advocacy, with applied, international examples and six steps to achieving positive change for children

© 2014 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Six Steps to Successful Child Advocacy: Changing the World for Children offers an interdisciplinary approach to child advocacy, nurturing key skills through a proven six-step process that has been used to train child advocates and create social change around the world. The approach is applicable for micro-advocacy for one child, mezzo-advocacy for a community or group of children, and macro-advocacy at a regional, national, or international level. This practical text offers skill-building activities and includes timely topics such as how to use social media for advocacy. Case studies of advocacy campaigns highlight applied approaches to advocacy across a range of issues, including child welfare, disability, early childhood, and education.  Words of wisdom from noted child advocates from the U.S. and around the world, including a foreword from Dr. Jane Goodall, illustrate key concepts. Readers are guided through the process of developing a plan and tools for a real-life child advocacy campaign.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Parameters of advocacy
Chapter 3: Planning your project with the six steps to successful child advocacy
Chapter 4: Step 1--Knowing your issue
Chapter 5: Step 2, Research for background and impact
Chapter 6: Step 3--Preparing effective materials
Chapter 7: Step 4—Making Meetings That Work
Chapter 8: Step 5--Conducting strategic follow-up
Chapter 9: Step six--Reinforcing successful advocacy outcomes
Chapter 10: Where do we go from here?

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Amy Conley Wright

Amy Conley Wright (MSW, Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley), is an Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Development at San Francisco State University. Her teaching, research, and practice experiences are in the areas of child advocacy, child and family policy, family support, and child maltreatment prevention, both domestically and internationally. She has published a number of peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals, on the topics of birth parent peer support, child maltreatment prevention, child care as a social investment, and strategies for policy advocacy. With James Midgley, she is the co-editor of... More About Author

Kenneth J. Jaffe

Kenneth J. Jaffe (M.A., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., John F. Kennedy University) has implemented the Six Steps to Successful Child Advocacy in more than 40 countries. He is the Executive Director of the International Child Resource Institute (ICRI), committed to improving the lives of children and families, with offices and programs worldwide. He is the author of numerous articles on making change for children and co-authored the book Straw into Gold, translated into into Haitian Creole, Nepali and the Ga dialect of Ghana. He has chaired numerous commissions and planning bodies worldwide, including the California Governor... More About Author

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