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Cause advocacy involves efforts by social workers to address a problem that is of primaryimportance to some client group. The emphasis is on the reason why this type of advocacyaffects several groups, (Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2018).Over the previous months, I have beenengaged with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as a group participant andfacilitator.With NAMI, I engaged as a cause advocate for helping a group of individuals movepast the stigma of mental illness.This advocacy attracted me because I myself have had toresolve issues resulting from depression.To prepare myself, I worked with NAMI to become atrained Connections and Peer-to-Peer facilitator.With these trainings and certifications, I canfacilitate groups which provide support, information, experience sharing, advocacy, and methodsof advocacy.According to Kirst-Ashman and Hull, (2018) state that an effective client advocate must knowthe rights and entitlements of clients.
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