Advocacy Approach and Skills: Bridge-Building and Adversarial Stances

Feb 16, 2022 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Feb 16, 2022


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Join NCCASA and Dr. Shana Hormann for another session on organizational trauma! Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others (Alliance for Justice). Advocates choose how to approach advocacy, sometimes by personal preference, by agency norms, and/or by the situation. Two advocacy approaches are bridge building and adversarial. There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach. Increasing capacity for advocacy includes increasing choices for responses so advocates feel confident in their competence.

Part I –

  • Bridge building – who, what, where, when
  • Bridge building – how
  • Practice!

Part II –

  • Adversarial stance – who, what, where, when
  • Adversarial stance – how
  • Practice!

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