SOCIAL ADVOCACY FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED OR ARE EXPERIENCING VIOLENCE
Social advocacy is performed by qualified counsellors, employees, or volunteers of the Association. They encourage clients to take care of their own safety, to advocate their rights, and to collect as much information as possible. This gives them a feeling of power and control over the situation. When clients are unable to do it, a counsellor helps them in a way that suits them. Together they define which plans clients can carry out themselves and where some help is needed. They plan the next steps together. When an under age person or a handicapped person who can not take care of his or her own safety is at risk, a counsellor carries out social advocacy using her judgement and the principles of the Association For Nonviolent Communication.
Aims and objectives
The program is designed for adult and under age individuals experiencing violence. The problems they have to face are not limited to the lack of access to legal information, there are also all sorts of specific factors connected to violence. For example, many professionals in other organizations show a lack of understanding and knowledge about the problems of violence, which makes the situation even worse. The problems increase due to lack of cooperation among different institutions as well.
Association For Nonviolent Communication.
Nuts code: SI0