On Monday, March 25th I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) at the state house. The experience as whole was very enlightening. I was able to learn, first hand, about the importance of legislation and lobbying and how it has a direct effect on social work practice. Through out my time studying social work thus far I have had this notion that I would not go down the policy path and I would stick with on direct practice. Until I went to LEAD day, I was very unclear about how intwined the two aspects were. While at LEAD day, I was able to participate in two different educational sessions. The first one that I attend was about the juvenile justice system and the flaws that come with the age restrictions within the system. The second one that I was able to participate in was about homelessness. This second educational session was the one that really had me interested and engaged. I have known for a long time that the homeless are a population that I would like to work with. As previously stated I did not want anything to do with the policy side of homelessness, I just wanted to do strictly direct practice. I now realize how exceedingly important it is to at least be well rounded in my understanding of policy and government to be of best assistance to my future clients. In this educational session I was able to learn about how the sequester cuts have effected those who need to utilize emergency shelters. Language in recent legislation has been changed to say that a person can only receive emergency shelter if they can prove that they have spent the night in place that was not meant to be inhabited by humans. When I heard this language I was in shock. The part that really did not sit right with me was the fact that legislation would expect a person who is clearly in crisis to appropriately prove such a things. When the question was brought up to the lobbying representatives their response was the same as my own. They agreed that it was ludicrous for the government to think that proof of this was going to be logical. One of the representatives told me that law makers had actually suggested that the homeless snap a picture, with their phones, of where they are staying to show that they had been living in these
uses its funds to provide caretakers and facilities to care for and support Alzheimer’s patients. It also promotes social education and the awareness of Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association should receive funds to help with preventing and curing Alzheimer’s disease through research, to support and provide care for Alzheimer’s patients and family, and to promote social education and awareness of Alzheimer’s.
Research funded by the Alzheimer’s Association has already made much leeway into causes…
The West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (hereinafter the “Coalition”) is the only statewide network of domestic violence service providers and experts, providing specialized direct services for families, training, education, and policy development. (wvcadv.org) The Coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of a board of directors, a statewide office and fourteen licensed member programs. (wvcadv.org) Each member program of the Coalition meets statutory criteria:…
never been the same. My wall of fear and uncertainty had vanished by the end of the song and I realized that there were no differences within these gym walls, only similarities.
Through my time at PC2 I have attended legislative meetings on a number of topics concerning self-advocacy and individuals with intellectual disabilities and have also made connections and friendships that are more authentic and enduring than I ever imagined. I was nominated in the winter of 2011 to be a part of the Pierce…
b. People band together because government listens more to a group than an individual
a. Give only their side of the "facts"
b. They do bring more information out into the open for digestion and evaluation by the people
4. Agenda building
a. Use this process to bring new issues into political limelight
b. Make government aware of problems through their advocacy, then try to see to it that something is
done to solve them
5. Program monitoring
a. They follow government…
Physical Education and Nutrition in the Budget Crisis
Physical Education and Nutrition in the Budget Crisis
Thirty-five percent of children in the state of Texas are obese, while twenty-four percent of children are also food insecure. The education system is attempting to address both of these issues with physical education programs, nutrition programs, and food assistance programs. However, these attempts are in jeopardy due to the fact that Texas is faced with a fiscal deficit…
inhumane conditions in factory farms and unimaginable facts that will
shock you. PETA and HSUS are known as the largest animal rights organizations in the world. They
both focus on fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, cruelty
investigations, research and animal rescue. They seek a humane and sustainable world for all animals.
Even though both fight for the same cause they also do some things different for instance, PETA
promotes a healthy vegan…
By Lisa M. Black, PhD, RN, CNE
Tragedy into Policy: A Quantitative Study of
Nurses’ Attitudes Toward Patient Advocacy Activities
for sTudy findings lead To new legal proTecTions
Background: In 2007 and 2008, 115 patients were found to be either cer
tainly or presumptively infected with the hepatitis C virus through the reuse of contaminated medication vials at two southern Nevada endoscopy…
election in which the voter can wait until the day of the primary to choose which party to enroll in to select candidates for the general election.
*Closed Primary: a primary election in which voters can participate in the nomination of candidates, but only of the party in which they are enrolled for a period of time prior to primary day.
5. The president’s expressed powers fall into five categories: military, judicial, diplomatic, executive, and legislative.
6. The position of commander in chief makes…
needs in life
American Social Welfare
Social Security Act – 1935
50 years – tax wealthy – social programs
Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
1980 began more of a conservative movement
Non-Profits or voluntary groups
Long-term care – nursing homes
DEMOCRACY AND THE UNITED NATIONS
Democracy is one of the universal and indivisible core values and principles of the United Nations. It
is based on the freely expressed will of people and closely linked to the rule of law and exercise of
human rights and fundamental freedoms i . Democracy, and democratic governance in particular,
means that people’s human rights and fundamental freedoms are respected, promoted and fulfilled,
allowing them to live with dignity. People have a say in decisions that…