For this week’s discussion, you will explore some of the reasons  human service professionals may advocate for children and their  families. You will also be discussing ethical issues that may arise when  advocating for children and their families. To prepare for this  discussion, please review the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals.

Please respond to the following:

  • Explore some of the reasons behind why human service professionals  may advocate for children and their families. Analyze whether or not you  think enough time is devoted to advocating for this population. 
    • In your answer, justify how advocacy for children and their families is related to client self-determination.
  • Describe a situation in which human service professionals may need  to advocate for children and their families. Evaluate the steps that a  human service professional may need to take to advocate specifically for  the situation that you identified.
  • Discuss two possible ethical issues a human service professional may encounter when advocating for children and their families.
  • Examine how ethical components of advocacy relate to client self-determination.
  • Provide an example of an ethical dilemma that human service  professionals may encounter when advocating for children and their  families. Outline why what you presented is an ethical dilemma and what  can be done about this type of situation in the field.

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