“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. “-Alice Walker
Embraces all aspects of client’s life, and seeks to aid clients in attaining power on decisions and actions in their own lives.
- Empowerment supports clients by equipping them with the tools they need in order to create change, become assertive and develop confidence. It also challenges oppression and encourage clients to become self-advocates.
- Advocacy incorporates protection of vulnerable people, creation of support that enhances societal functioning and protection. Advocacy stresses the importance of transforming the client from passive consumers to active participants in their lives