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Advocacy Unlimited - Recovery and advocacy education for people with mental health and/or addiction issuesAdvocacy Unlimited, Inc. - Comprehensive education in recovery and advocacy skills for people in recovery from mental health and/or addiction issues

Advocacy Education Course


Course Outline

The following are some but not necessarily all of the basic topics and skills that students learn in the Advocacy Education Course. Each class is designed to meet the needs of the particular group of students. Topics may vary, and/or additional topics may be included.

Advocacy Topics:

  • General information about advocacy
  • History of the Consumer Movement
  • Legislative process
  • Housing
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Patient's Rights
  • Voters' Rights
  • Conservatorship
  • Catchment Area Councils and Regional Mental Health Boards
  • Social Security
  • Advance Directives
  • Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Grievance/Negotiation

Skill Building Topics:

  • Public Speaking
  • Body Language
  • Stigma
  • Networking
  • Working with the Media

If you are interested in applying for the Advocacy Education Course, please complete and submit the Online Application form.

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