Discuss the Role of Grassroots Movements Related to Advocacy: Benefits and Challenges

Discuss the Role of Grassroots Movements Related to Advocacy: Benefits and ChallengesExplore the role grassroots movements play with regard to advocacy. Share an example of how a grassroots movement would be beneficial when advocating for children and their families.Describe the steps a human service professional would need to take to implement a grassroots movement.Analyze two of the benefits of grassroots movements as they relate to advocacy, specifically advocacy for children and families.Examine some of the challenges human service professionals may face with regard to grassroots movements and discuss how these challenges could be overcome.
This week readingCommunity Tool Box. (2020). Section 1: Strategies for community change and improvement: An overview. https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/assessment/promotion-strategies/overview/main
Community Tool Box. (2020). Section 2: Developing a proposal for change. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/advocacy/encouragement-education/proposal-for-change/main
Community Tool Box. (2020). Section 8: Some lessons learned on community organization and change. https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/overview/model-for-community-change-and-improvement/lessons-learned/main
Howe, N. (2016). Grassroots advocacy 101: A brief guide for anyone newly involved in political advocacy. https://www.muster.com/blog/grassroots-advocacy-101-a-brief-guide-for-anyone-newly-involved-in-government-relations
Kinkade, S. (2017). 10 steps to consider in launching an advocacy campaign. https://www.youthactionnet.org/blog/10-steps-consider-launching-advocacy-campaign
Stachowiak, S. (2013). Pathways for change: 10 theories to inform advocacy and policy change efforts. http://www.pointk.org/resources/files/Pathways_for_Change.pdf