Assertive Advocacy communication skills can help both to protect people of all ages and abilities from bullying, abuse, and other violence and to prepare them to develop better relationships. The following article is from The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults.
People listen to you better and bother you less when you communicate with an assertive attitude of awareness, calm, respect, and confidence.
The word “advocacy” is used to mean “actively speaking up for yourself and others.” Kidpower teaches Assertive Advocacy to people of all ages and abilities so that they are effective in:
-Getting others to listen to them
-Asking for help
I have heard children as young as five and adults as old as ninety complain that the personal safety skills that Kidpower taught them didn’t work.
For additional information: http://www.kidpower.org/library/article/assertive-advocacy/
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