Issue Based Advocacy
A short term relationship to support a person who needs to deal with a particular problem or issue at that time. The partnership ceases once the problem has been resolved or the issue dealt with.
This is where an Advocate works with a group, like a residential home or day care center, visiting on a regular basis and dealing with issues as they arise.
The Ultimate Goal of Advocacy.
The person expresses their own opinion and makes their own choices and exercises their own rights.
One person is an advocate for another who has experienced or is experiencing similar issues.
The issue and desired outcome is defined and stated by the person/client.
The issue and desired outcome is identified by the advocate on behalf of the person unable to voice these independently.