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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 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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    Advocacy and the Human Service Professional

    • Describe the basic principles of advocacy.
    • Describe the role of the human service professional in advocacy.
    • Examine the theoretical perspectives for social and community change.

    Determining Community Needs for Social Change

    • Identify a need for social change within a community.
    • Apply strategies for communicating the need for change with the community.
    • Describe the function of a needs assessment.

    Responding to Community Needs for Social Change

    • Demonstrate the role of advocacy when proposing strategies for addressing community needs for social change.
    • Explain the benefits of a social change for the community.

    Leadership and Addressing Community Needs

    • Evaluate leadership roles in advocacy and creating social change.
    • Explain how successful advocacy efforts may be applied beyond the community.
    • Develop implementation plans for strategies to address community needs.

    Action Plan for Advocacy and Social Change

    • Create an action plan for social change within a community based on an identified need for change.
    • Demonstrate the role of the human service professional in advocating for social change.
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