Self Advocacy

image by Jason Jones

image by Jason Jones

School is back in full swing and the honeymoon period, if your child had one, is probably over. One of the most important skills your child can learn for success in relationships, school, and work is how to be an effective self advocate. Self advocacy means awareness if your strengths and challenges, identifying your goals, understanding the balance of rights and responsibilities, and effectively communicating these to others.

This week we will be learning about effective self advocacy with peers, teachers, and family members. We will be discussing points such as:

-Finding the balance between courteousness and assertiveness.

-Understanding and using a chain of command.

-Knowing your rights and responsibilities.

-Clearly communicating concerns and needs.

-Asking for help.

See you in group!