What are Child Advocates?
A child advocate is a professional who represents the best interests regarding the rights and protections of children. Child advocates seek justice and ensure that children are receiving adequate care- educationally, emotionally, mentally, socially, and physically. Child advocates may work with one child or a group of children in need.
Where do child advocates work?
Child advocates can work internationally, nationally, on a state-level, locally, and even work for private, independent organizations. Child advocates can work in schools, hospitals, home care, and can also work on a legislative level, working to change policies to protect children further.
What soft skills do you need to be a successful child advocate?
- Active listener
- Effective communicator
- Negotiation skills
- Socially perceptive
Are you interested in becoming a child advocate? Check out our bachelor's degree in Child Study today!
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