Introduction to Self-Advocacy
The Introduction to Self-Advocacy Workshop is designed to develop students’ understanding of self-advocacy, how self-advocacy relates to personal recovery and the key principles that guide self-advocacy decisions and actions. Students will have the opportunity to apply this learning to relevant situations in a supportive environment.
At the completion of the Introduction to Self-Advocacy Workshop students will understand what self-advocacy is and why it is important in their lives. Students will draw on concepts including recovery, self-determination, health-literacy, equal rights, and self-righting to explore self-advocacy and its many applications. Students will have an increased awareness of the many aspects of communication involved in self-advocacy, and will have explored their strengths in self-advocacy.
By the end of this workshop, students will have achieved the following learning objectives:
- Discuss what self-advocacy is and why it is important
- Recognise that you need health literacy for self-advocacy
- Explore why self-advocacy requires you to believe in yourself
- Understand that you have an equal right to legal capacity under the law
- Explore the relationship between self-directed recovery, self-determination, self-righting and self-advocacy
- Discuss what worries you about self-advocacy
- Identify the communication skills that are important in self-advocacy