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As a Child Protective Services worker, you must be able to advocate for those who are most vulnerable. It is not only our job as human service workers to care for our clients, but we must also advocate on a macro level on their behalf.
Locate a law, bill, or case in your community or state regarding child abuse or neglect. Examples include the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Adoption Safe Families Act (AFSA).
Track its path from inception to the present and note where it is in the governmental process.
Visit the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. website for additional ideas.
Write a 350- to 700-word letter to an elected official regarding your position on this legislation or case as it applies to children and families. If applicable, feel free to actually send your letter to the elected official.
Address the following items in your letter:
Format your letter consistent with APA guidelines.
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