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Potential Dual Relationships as an Advocate

Write a 1000 - 1500 word paper in which you explore the ethical, moral, and legal challenges of potential dual relationships as an advocate or mediator.

Present your opinion on the integration of advocacy and mediation within the human services field. Identify your personal philosophy and individual approach to advocating and mediating within a specific agency setting, such as Planned Parenthood, Adult Probation, the Department of Behavioral Health Services, or Advocates for the Seriously Mentally Ill.

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The most important place to start when forming an opinion on this topic is to understand the difference between advocacy and mediation. Advocacy 'is a political process by an individual or group which aims to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions' (Wikipedia, 2013). Mediation is 'a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects' (Wikipedia, 2013). Using the understanding between the two, you can ...

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Exploring the dual relationships between advocate and mediators. Over 290 words, 2 references.