bshs485 | undergraduate

Capstone: Advocacy And Creating Social Change

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This course is the culmination of the BSHS program with a focus on the basic tenets of client advocacy efforts and the processes of creating social change. As human services professionals, students will demonstrate strategies for using their knowledge and skills for understanding and helping clients. The Capstone Project asks students to develop an advocacy action plan that addresses a local need they have determined utilizing a community needs assessment. Students will complete Module 19 of the MHF training. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BSHS/465.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Action Plan

    • Explain how successful advocacy efforts may be applied beyond the community.

    • Describe the impact of advocacy efforts on the social and political climate.
    • Develop an advocacy action plan based on a community needs assessment in your community.

    • Examine the role of stakeholders and partners in developing an advocacy action plan.

    Community Analysis and Planning Process

    • Develop implementation plans for a community needs assessment.
    • Determine strategies to meet the needs of the community.

    • Describe the necessary steps in the planning process of a community needs assessment.

    • Examine the assessment tools used to analyze community needs.

    Community and Consensus Organizing

    • Evaluate community organizing approaches.

    • Analyze the strategic principles of consensus organizing.

    • Compare community organizing and consensus organizing.

    • Apply the consensus organizing principles to community issues.

    Advocacy and the Macro Practitioner

    • Outline the basic principles of advocacy.

    • Describe the role of the macro practitioner and how it has evolved over the years.

    • Explain the purpose and core concepts of building communities.

    • Evaluate the relationship between advocacy and social change.

    Barriers in Community Organizing

    • Identify possible barriers and obstacles in developing an advocacy action plan.

    • Determine strategies to overcome possible barriers.

    • Evaluate leadership roles in advocacy and creating social change.
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