Conversations are at the core of our human experience. It is through conversation that we relate to others, understand each other better and take action. Every conversation holds within it enormous potential: the potential to connect, to learn, to build or to grow. Our ability to transform our lives, and those of others, relies upon our ability to communicate a shared vision. Our conversations about self-advocacy are about creating a safe space where families can speak up and be heard.
Self advocacy is the ability to speak up for yourself and for the things that are important to you.
Self advocacy helps you:
Get what you need
Make your own choices
Learn how to say no
Express your feelings respectfully
Our self-advocacy conversation aims to grow people's awareness and understanding of self-advocacy: What self-advocacy is, how you can self-advocate for yourself and how you can support others to self-advocates for themselves.
At the end of this conversation, you're going to:
1. Be aware and understand what self-advocacy is, how you can self-advocate for yourself and how you can support others to self-advocate for themselves.
2. Be able to and/or support others to confidently speak up when making choices and decisions in life.
What self-advocacy is?- Why self-advocacy is important?
Knowing what you need (such as rights)
When is Self-Advocacy useful?
Assertiveness & Self-advocacy
How do you Self-Advocate for yourself and or others?
Tapping into your Intuition
Free Self-Advocacy Journal
At its core, RealTalk is simply a sincere and honest conversation, designed to cultivate openness in moving people along the path of empowerment. This conversations helps listeners to find ways to talk about their own experiences, which leads to self-awareness and the practice of self-advocacy.