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Advocating for Children

Becoming an Advocate will provide an overview of what it means to be an advocate. It will provide the learner with descriptions of advocacy methods and strategies, as well as provide a template for the learner to create their own advocacy action plan.
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Course Info
State Approval
CDA
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training HOURS
2 training/clock hours
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CEU
0.2 CEUs
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TARGET AUDIENCE
Adults, Administration
LEARNING OUTCOMES
  1. Define advocacy.
  2. Identify practices of advocacy.
  3. Identify various strategies to advocate for children in an advocacy action plan.
Bertelsen Education courses are internationally accredited through IACET.
Bertelsen Education is IACET Accredited and is approved to offer CEU's generally in all fifty states.
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This course counts towards the following CDA core competencies AND NAEYC STANDARDS:
6. Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism

6 - Staff Competencies, Preparation, and Support
Meet the instructor

Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Hospitality Management from James Madison University, as well as a Master's of Arts in Psychology, with a focus on Conflict and Mediation from the University of the Rockies. Through the University of Georgia's J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, Ashley completed a course in General / Civil Mediation and is a registered neutral in the State of Georgia and volunteers as a child advocate. 
She currently lives in the Southeast with her husband and dog where she enjoys reading, running, and listening to live music.
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