Don't Let Your Silence Drown Out Their Cries.
WHAT IS ADVOCACY?
Advocacy is as basic as speaking on behalf of oneself or others to get something done. For example, as child advocates, we seek to ensure that the children in our community have a voice and that their needs are met. This can mean speaking on behalf of children and families to the local community officials, state level elected officials or federal policy makers.
WHY YOU SHOULD BE AN ADVOCATE:
The reason to be a child and family advocated is that you care about the children in our country and want them to be safe, healthy and happy. In order to ensure that local, State and Federal policy makers adopt, implement and maintain important policies and programs that support children and families it is critical to have a sustained vocal and noticeable presence at all levels of policy making.