Online Course » MH07 Mental Health - Advocacy

Course Description:
The purpose of this module is to help you explore ways to work with the individual to gather information related to a situation that may require advocacy. You will also become aware of human rights, legal and other issues that affect all of us, including people using mental health programs. We will also review some advocacy strategies available to you and to clients.
Course Objective:
• Describe the diverse challenges facing clients (e.g., human rights, legal, administrative, financial) and effective advocacy strategies to overcome these challenges. 
• Identify advocacy issues by gathering information, reviewing and analyzing all aspects of the problem. 
• Recognize current laws, services and community resources to assist and educate individuals to secure needed supports. 
• Facilitate, assist and/or represent the individual when there are barriers to their service needs and inform and influence decision makers when appropriate to overcome barriers to services. 
• Interact with and educate community members and organizations (e.g., employers, landlords, civic organizations) when relevant to participant’s needs or services.
Intended Audience:
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio:
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
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