Self-advocacy The Ultimate Teen Guide by Cheryl Gerson Tuttle, JoAnn Augeri Silva
  

Synopsis

Self-advocacy The Ultimate Teen Guide by Cheryl Gerson Tuttle, JoAnn Augeri Silva

Young people come to realize, sometimes painfully early, that it isn't always possible to depend on adults to make sure they are treated safely, fairly, and legally. When teens are faced with situations that are unfair, immoral, illegal, and unjust, they do not need to be victims. They can learn to speak up for themselves effectively to improve their own lives and the lives of others. The skill of self-advocacy rarely comes naturally for teens. Self-Advocacy: The Ultimate Teen Guide offers a set of skills for young people to sort through and acquire and encourages them to speak up about what is bothering them. The book gives them helpful tools they can adapt to deal with adults they must work with-and in some cases against-in order to come to a solution to their problem. Self-Advocacy provides information teens need to have to advocate for themselves. The introduction and first three chapters explain what self-advocacy is; identify when and why it might be necessary for teens to speak up for themselves; provide a step-by-step guide on how to self-advocate successfully; and offer specific, real-world advice about how to wisely use the power of the media to publicize their cause. Seven issue-specific chapters follow. Each topic is treated in a dignified, organized, and comprehensive way, providing information teens can use and resources they can draw upon. The issues and information in those chapters deal with the real world and don't shy away from the difficulties young people encounter every day, such as personal rights, school issues, learning disabilities, physical disability, sexuality, legal issues, and foster care. Each chapter includes the voices and experiences of teens who have encountered issues and decided to speak up for and get what they need. Teens who learn how to advocate for themselves and then act are not only taking steps to right whatever wrong they have been facing, they are also preparing themselves for a successful adult life.

Reviews

Self-advocacy begins with honest self-appraisal and results in a solid appreciation of who you are and what you can accomplish. The path to becoming an effective self-advocate is almost always complicated by self-doubt, misinformation, low expectations and repeated frustrations and setbacks. There is no question that this guide can be a powerful tool for teens (and adult readers) in understanding the importance of self-advocacy, appreciating its potential benefits in school and other settings, and in preparing to take action. -- Dr. Sheldon H. Horowitz, National Center for Learning Disabilities In this practical resource for teens, educators Tuttle and Silva teach the fundamental skills of self-advocacy. In the first three chapters, they explain what self-advocacy is, describe how it is done, and suggest ways of dealing effectively with the media. Each of seven subsequent chapters deals with self-advocacy in the context of a particular issue, such as personal rights, learning disabilities, and foster care. Sprinkled throughout the volume are quotes from teens who decided to speak out on issues affecting them. Reference and Research Book News, November 2007

About the Author

Cheryl Gerson Tuttle has more than thirty years experience in education, counseling, and advocacy. She is the coauthor of five books, including Learning Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide (Scarecrow, 2003), and the author of Medications: The Ultimate Teen Guide (Scarecrow, 2005). JoAnn Augeri Silva is an award-winning writer, editor, public relations professional, and journalism teacher whose work has appeared in numerous publications.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
232 pages

Author

Cheryl Gerson Tuttle, JoAnn Augeri Silva
More books by Cheryl Gerson Tuttle, JoAnn Augeri Silva

Publisher

Publication date

22nd June 2007

ISBN

9780810856462


This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools