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BSHS 442 Week 1 Individual Assignment Specific Population and the Advocate Role Paper and Presentation

Write a 700 – 1,000 word paper that addresses the issue of advocacy in the human services field.

Choose a specific population, such as those who are homeless, persons with disabilities, persons with AIDS, and so on.

Include a personal perspective on how you as an advocate may assist with problems such as housing, treatment, short- and long-term medical care, education, probation, and domestic violence to the specific population that you chose. .

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

BSHS 442 Week 1 DQS

DQ 1

? Describe three ethical issues involved when taking the role of mediator and provide examples of each.

DQ 2

? Identify three areas of interest for which you might wish to advocate.

BSHS 442 Week 2 Individual Assignment Mediation and Advocacy Literature Review

Visit at least three websites such as and explore the information available linking mediation and advocacy to human services.

Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: National ADR Organizations on the student website.

Submit a 700 – 1,000 word summary of your review.

BSHS 442 Week 2 DQS

DQ 1

Describe three conflict styles and discuss how you, as a mediator, might increase positive interaction in mediation with someone having each style. Please answer with at least 200 words.

DQ 2

Compare and contrast interest-based negotiation with power- and rights-based negotiations in no less than 200 words.

BSHS 442 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Roles of Mediator and Advocate/Concepts

Write a 1,200 or more word paper on the following:

Roles of Mediator and Advocate

As a group, compare and contrast the roles of mediator and advocate and describe the power limitations of each role. Under what circumstances would an advocate be used during a mediation? Which role is most critical to problem solving? Why?

Concepts we have learned:

Study together the concepts and terms you have learned thus far, including the following:

The various types of conflict resolution
Conflict of interest
Positions and interests
Client transformation
Ethical practices in mediation and advocacy

Please explain what each of the above terms mean and give an example for each. The example can be made up or it can be something that you have experienced.

BSHS 442 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Challenges of Being an Advocate and Neutral Facilitator (Mediator) Paper

Write at least a 1,200 word paper in which you explore the ethical, moral, and legal challenges of potential dual relationships as an advocate or mediator.

Present your opinion on the integration of advocacy and mediation within the human services field. Identify your personal philosophy and individual approach to advocating and mediating within a specific agency setting, such as Planned Parenthood, Adult Probation, the Department of Behavioral Health Services, or Advocates for the Seriously Mentally Ill.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

BSHS 442 Week 3 DQS

DQ 1

? Describe win-win negotiation and provide an example of it. Please answer with at least 200 words.

DQ 2

Compare and contrast mediation with groups and mediation with individuals. Please answer in at least 200 words.

BSHS 442 Week 4 Individual Assignment Phone interview with a Lobbyist

Interview with a Social Services Lobbyist . Contact a Lobbyist by phone.

Conduct an interview with a social services lobbyist within your state legislature. Include the following:

Discuss the role of the lobbyist as a social advocate.
How do his or her positions as a lobbyist affect social policy changes?
How are dollars for human services acquired? What role do they play?
Does the interviewee see his or her role as a policy changer or as a funding advocate? Why?
What does he or she envision as the future for human services? Will we as a society fund more or less to those in need?

Write a 700 – 1,000 word paper summarizing this interview

BSHS 442 Week 4 DQS

DQ 1

How would you as a mediator approach Assignment 4A, Gun Prohibition Case, at the end of Ch. 4 in Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions? Outline a plan for conducting the mediation and avoiding pitfalls. Word count: 200 words.

DQ 2

How does a human services worker integrate the use of mediation, or third party neutrality, when he or she also serves as an advocate for the client and is an employee of the agency? Word count: 200 words.

BSHS 442 Week 5 Individual Assignment Interview with Social Service Agency Advocate

Interview of a Social Service Agency Using Advocates and Development of Report
Please interview one social service agency that uses advocates within their agency. Interview an individual who works either as an advocate or as a representative who can discuss the role of advocacy within the agency. Write at least a 1,200 word paper. Include the following information:

Agency or organization and the title of the interviewee

The advocacy role this individual plays within the agency

The populations served by this agency

An advocacy model or template used with each population: Is the advocate speaking on behalf of the client or assisting the client in speaking for him or herself?

How this individual became involved in the role of advocate

Ask the interviewee to describe what is most rewarding about his or her work.

Ask what he or she would change about the job if it were possible to do so.

Ask this person to identify the reason he or she became an advocate.

Ask how his or her personal values affect the performance of the duties required.

Ask how different this responsibility is from what he or she expected when starting the position.

As a group, discuss the interview and your own individual interests or concerns in becoming a client or agency advocate.

BSHS 442 Week 5 DQS

DQ 1

Please list three things that you liked most about this class and the one assignment you learned the most from

DQ 2

? In your opinion, what are the 10 most critical issues challenging human services agencies today? Rank them from 1 to 10 in order of importance.

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