Why Invest Common Sense, Passion, and Persistence in Citizen Advocacy?

Why Invest Common Sense, Passion, and Persistence in Citizen Advocacy? ·         The images created about people with disabilities by the media, human service efforts, and in literature often create and support negative, stereotypical attitudes.  From these attitudes comes our conscious or unconscious action or our choice not to act.  Personal relationships between people allow us… Continue reading Why Invest Common Sense, Passion, and Persistence in Citizen Advocacy?

North Platte Giving Day — May 3rd, 2016

North Platte Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event on May 3 during which people can help their favorite community causes in North Platte and Lincoln County, Nebraska. It is a day for charitable people to help provide needed funding for local nonprofits. Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation is partnering with nonprofits to give donors from… Continue reading North Platte Giving Day — May 3rd, 2016

Why You Should Never Use The Term ‘The Mentally Ill’

  Why You Should Never Use The Term ‘The Mentally Ill’ By Jeff Grabmeier  MedicalXpress.com January 26, 2016 http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-01-term-mentally-ill.html Even subtle differences in how you refer to people with mental illness can affect levels of tolerance, a new study has found. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers found that participants showed less tolerance toward people who… Continue reading Why You Should Never Use The Term ‘The Mentally Ill’

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Advocates lend a helping hand, caring heart

By Ralph Chapoco ralph.chapoco@nptelegraph.com | Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 3:00 am Everyone needs an advocate — people who will provide support in the challenging moments and celebrate during the joyful ones. This is especially true for the most vulnerable in society — those with special needs. Fortunately, North Platte Citizen Advocacy has been providing… Continue reading Advocates lend a helping hand, caring heart

What is Citizen Advocacy?

The mission of Citizen Advocacy is to promote the protection of and advocacy for, people who are devalued, usually due to a mental and or physical disability. Citizen Advocacy programs bring the needs and interests of an individual who is at risk of social isolation to the attention of a citizen who, with support of… Continue reading What is Citizen Advocacy?