As a human service professional, it is likely that you will partner with advocacy organizations in your area. The discussion this week will focus on building networks and creating collaborative partnerships within a community. You will assess some of the challenges related to building networks within a community. You will also determine the role that collaborative partnerships within a community play with regard to advocacy.
Please respond to the following:
1. Explore different ways to build networks within a community. Justify how building networks within a community is related to advocacy.
2. Assess some of the challenges related to building networks within a community. Determine how a human service professional can overcome some of these challenges.
3. Determine the role that collaborative partnerships within a community play with regard to advocacy.
4. Evaluate two specific ways collaborative partnerships can be created within a community.
a. In your answer, examine any ways you think are more effective than others.
The readings in this unit will help you explore how to build networks within a community, and why this is beneficial. The readings will also help you examine how to create collaborative partnerships, including the importance of developing multicultural partnerships within a community.
Heffernan, O. S., Herzog, T. M., Schiralli, J. E., Hawke, L. D., Chaim, G., & Henderson, J. L. (2017). Implementation of a youth-adult partnership model in youth mental health systems research: Challenges and successes. Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy, 20(6), 11831188.
Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health. (2020). Steps to building a collaborative partnership. https://campusmentalhealth.ca/toolkits/campus-community-connection/tools/partnerships/steps-to-building-a-collaborative-partnership/
Community Tool Box. (2020). Section 3: Promoting coordination, cooperative agreements, and collaborative agreements among agencies. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/implement/improving-services/coordination-cooperation-collaboration/main
Community Tool Box. (2020). Section 7: Working together for healthier communities: A framework for collaboration among community partnerships, support organizations, and funders. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/overview/model-for-community-change-and-improvement/framework-for-collaboration/main
Community Tool Box. (2020). Section 8: Multicultural collaboration. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/culture/cultural-competence/multicultural-collaboration/main