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    Advocacy Organizations

    Conduct an Internet search for advocacy organizations related to the social policies in a mezzo or macro area of social work. For example, if you were searching for an advocacy organization (mezzo level) in the area of mental illness, you might come across National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

    Describe the advocacy organization you researched. How does the role of the social worker affect the relationship with the client? Identify two assumptions related to power, organizations, and clients in advocacy.

    Must be at least 300 words.

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    An example of a mezzo level organization is: www.familyequality.org

    From the website: "Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure all families are respected, loved, and celebrated - especially families with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender."

    One section advocates for ensuring that same-sex couples have rights to the same access to parenting as traditional couples. This encompasses the challenges that are present for adoption, foster care, surrogacy, employment, housing, and public accommodations.

    They also address safe and inclusive schools for children and working equity for parents. At the community level, it advocates for legal equality and supportive communities.

    How does the role of the social worker affect the relationship with the client?

    This level incorporates a social worker's experience with both interpersonal relations and community involvement. The individual is still involved at the micro level to make sure that clients' needs and challenges are being addressed. As ...

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    This solution will assist the student in understanding about mezzo level advocacy organizations and the role of the social worker.