Course: Best Practice in Disability Advocacy

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This course is a foundation in how to provide best practice individual advocacy. You will learn how a person with disability works through advocacy issues with the assistance of advocates from a fictional disability advocacy organisation – All Areas Advocacy. Working through a series of real life scenarios you will get practical experience in applying the principles and skills of disability advocacy. In this course you will learn:
  • The mindset required to be an effective advocate
  • The skills and advocacy principles advocates apply in their work
  • How the intake process works
  • Create an inclusive environment that makes your clients feel respected and heard
  • Learn how to develop an advocacy plan
  • How to apply decision making, judgement and negotiation skills in practical scenarios
  • How to look after yourself as an advocate
This course is available to anyone, free of charge, through the DARU website. Who is this course for? This course is primarily designed for disability advocates working in funded disability advocacy organisations in Victoria. However, anyone who does advocacy in their everyday lives will find this course valuable, including:
  • People with disability
  • Parents and other family members
  • Disability support workers
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Government representatives.
This course is a foundation in how to provide best practice individual advocacy. You will learn how a person with disability works through advocacy issues with the assistance of advocates from a fictional disability advocacy organisation – All Areas Advocacy. Working through a series of real life scenarios you will get practical experience in applying the principles and skills of disability advocacy. In this course you will learn:
  • The mindset required to be an effective advocate
  • The skills and advocacy principles advocates apply in their work
  • How the intake process works
  • Create an inclusive environment that makes your clients feel respected and heard
  • Learn how to develop an advocacy plan
  • How to apply decision making, judgement and negotiation skills in practical scenarios
  • How to look after yourself as an advocate
This course is available to anyone, free of charge, through the DARU website. Who is this course for? This course is primarily designed for disability advocates working in funded disability advocacy organisations in Victoria. However, anyone who does advocacy in their everyday lives will find this course valuable, including:
  • People with disability
  • Parents and other family members
  • Disability support workers
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Government representatives.