Six Steps to Successful Child Advocacy: Changing the World for Children (by Amy Conley Wright and Kenneth J. Jaffe) offers an interdisciplinary approach to child advocacy, nurturing key skills through a proven six-step process that has been used to train child advocates and create social change around the world. The approach is applicable for micro-advocacy for one child, mezzo-advocacy for a community or group of children, and macro-advocacy at a regional, national, or international level. This practical text offers skill-building activities and includes timely topics such as how to use social media for advocacy. Case studies of advocacy campaigns highlight applied approaches to advocacy across a range of issues, including child welfare, disability, early childhood, and education. Words of wisdom from noted child advocates from the U.S. and around the world, including a foreword from Dr. Jane Goodall, illustrate key concepts. Readers are guided through the process of developing a plan and tools for a real-life child advocacy campaign.
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About the Author
Amy Conley Wright (MSW, Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley), is an Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Development at San Francisco State University. Her teaching, research, and practice experiences are in the areas of child advocacy, child and family policy, family support, and child maltreatment prevention, both domestically and internationally. She has published a number of peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals, on the topics of birth parent peer support, child maltreatment prevention, child care as a social investment, and strategies for policy advocacy. With James Midgley, she is the co-editor of Developmental Social Work: Investment Strategies and Professional Practice, translated into Japanese, Korean, and Mandarian. Her current research focuses on policy advocacy and advocacy by parents of children with special needs. She is a board member of the International Child Resource Institute, advisory board member and former director of Romanian Children’s Relief, and frequently provides consultation to community organizations.
Kenneth J. Jaffe (M.A., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., John F. Kennedy University) has implemented the Six Steps to Successful Child Advocacy in more than 40 countries. He is the Executive Director of the International Child Resource Institute (ICRI), committed to improving the lives of children and families, with offices and programs worldwide. He is the author of numerous articles on making change for children and co-authored the book Straw into Gold, translated into into Haitian Creole, Nepali and the Ga dialect of Ghana. He has chaired numerous commissions and planning bodies worldwide, including the California Governor's Advisory Committee on Child Development, and was a founding member of the World Forum on Early Care and Education. He has improved more than 400 children’s programs worldwide and has advised the governments of 15 countries on child and family policy. He has presented hundreds of seminars and keynotes to professionals worldwide and has lectured at universities around the world.
Table of ContentsForewordPrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Parameters of advocacyChapter 3: Planning your project with the six steps to successful child advocacyChapter 4: Step 1--Knowing your issueChapter 5: Step 2, Research for background and impactChapter 6: Step 3--Preparing effective materialsChapter 7: Step 4Making Meetings That WorkChapter 8: Step 5--Conducting strategic follow-upChapter 9: Step six--Reinforcing successful advocacy outcomesChapter 10: Where do we go from here?