Journal of Human Services
Experts have highlighted advocacy as an essential component of human service practice. Several human service oriented organizations, like the National Organization for Human Services, have required helping professionals to incorporate advocacy into clinical practice. Despite this emphasis, some practitioners do not understand, endorse, or incorporate advocacy into their daily work. This paper defines advocacy for human service and related helping professions, explores one set of advocacy competencies applicable to this work, and discusses how advocacy enters the daily practice and leadership areas of human service practitioners.
Original Publication Citation
Snow, K. C. (2013). The importance of advocacy and advocacy competencies in human service professions. Journal of Human Services, 33(1), 5-16.
Snow, Kevin C., "The Importance of Advocacy and Advocacy Competencies in Human Service Professions" (2013). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 19.