Week 7 Discussion

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resources on your own before you bid. You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that are current. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed by 07/16/20 at 8pm. Waco, TX.

Discussion – Week 7

Social Change Portfolio: Part 5: Advocacy

You have explored a community problem from the perspective of prevention. Now, you will consider this problem through the lens of advocacy. Are there public policies that could change? Are there resources that could be enlisted? As you address the community problem you have chosen to explore for your social change portfolio, consider how advocacy might, for example, raise awareness or resolve issues.

For this Discussion, you will explore advocacy actions as they relate to the targeted community problem you chose.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Learning Resources for this week and consider advocacy as it relates to your targeted community problem.
  • Create a section in your Social Change Portfolio called “Part 5: “Advocacy” and include the following:
    • According to the last domain of the MSJCC guidelines (i.e., IV. Counseling and Advocacy Interventions), identify barriers to addressing the target problem at the institutional, community, and public policy levels.
    • According to the last domain of the MSJCC guidelines (i.e., IV. Counseling and Advocacy Interventions), identify one advocacy action to take to address the target problem at each of the following levels: institutional, community, and public policy levels and further explain why each of these actions might be effective.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Required Resources

Pirog, M. A., & Good, E. M. (2013). Public policy and mental health: Avenues for prevention. In R. K. Conyne & A. M. Horne (Eds.). Prevention practice kit: Action guides for mental health professionals (pp. 1-79). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies. (2015). Retrieved October 27, 2015, from http://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/competencies/multicultural-and-social-justice-counseling-competencies.pdf?sfvrsn=20

Document: Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Christie Jenkins (Word document)

Optional Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention