This important text provides useful and timely guidance for anyone interested in improving the lives of children and youth through advocacy. From direct practice to policymaking, the authors’ presentation of case examples and tangible step-by-step instructions (from their planning blueprint to the six steps framework) makes advocacy both realistic and doable in a variety of environments and issues. This is a go-to resource for students and practitioners alike!
Six Steps to Successful Child Advocacy is exactly what I need for my policy class on children, youth, and families! Grounded in theory, research, and practice, the book breaks down advocacy into six manageable steps and provides plenty of case examples, both domestic and global. The writing is very approachable and I can see the book being adopted for undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as being a resource for practitioners.
This book represents a very through understanding of the advocacy process as applied to children's rights and needs. What makes this a particularly important book is that the advocacy process distilled in the book draws on examples from around the world, illustrating that the six steps approach is universal in its application. This book presents a very rich description of ways to engage in advocacy and provides a wide variety of strategies that can be used to successfully advocate on behalf of children and their families.
Six Steps is a book that bridges policy, practice and academics in a practical guide with real-world examples. It is useful for advocates, professors, students or anyone interested in the plight of children worldwide and wanting to make a difference. The skills obtained by using the book as a guide will help all of us make the world better for children.
This remarkable work provides a step-by-step guide to child advocacy with a global focus. Packed with examples and pragmatic advice, the book serves as both primer and advanced course in successful advocacy and visionary thinking.
Six Steps for Successful Child Advocacy is an essential guide for advocates throughout the globe. The tremendous public support that exists for children needs to be harnessed and strategically employed by advocates, and this book provides the blueprint. The Children’s Movement of California will certainly benefit from the case studies and lessons learned that are so clearly presented in Six Steps.
The best work in virtually every profession and key area of work today is informed by events and lessons from around the world. In that vein, Amy Conley Wright and Kenneth Jaffe present an extensive array of practical concepts, tools, and stories of success about child advocacy—drawn from a broad set of countries. What results is an accessible and engaging resource on child advocacy that will inform the work of diverse child advocates -- be they part-time volunteers, human services staff or professions that have specialty areas devoted to children.
This volume is must reading for anyone involved in child advocacy. It is extraordinarily comprehensive and insightful. There is nothing comparable.
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