LDS 500 Advocacy: Helping Individuals Navigate Personal & Professional Resolutions

Faculty: Mary Kendall Hope, Ph.D. (Profile)


This course explores the skills and concepts needed to understand and become an advocate. Advocacy involves the work completed by an individual or entity on behalf of one “side” in a conflict situation. The problems brought to an advocate impact the life or lives of the individual, family members, or other members of the organization he/she represents. Common examples include domestic abuse victims, orphaned or estranged children, elder abuse victims. Other profession organizations provide advocacy; these include community counseling organizations and policy victims’ advocacy programs. Taking this course would be a good preparation for a more advanced training as an professional advocate or victims’ advocate in any capacity (privately or professionally).

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