# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Career Investigations Task 273202785

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe self-advocacy strategies.

Definition

Description should include
  • demonstrating fair treatment to others and self
  • expecting fair treatment for others and self
  • acknowledging and demonstrating sensitivity to those who are different from self (e.g., age, gender, religion, culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status)
  • describing the differences and similarities of cyberbullying and bullying.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important to advocate for oneself?
  • What are the effects of having low self-esteem?
  • What are the benefits of being an advocate for others?
  • What is the importance of being aware of where to go for help?
  • What resources could you use to find emotional or physical support?
  • What are ways you represent yourself on a daily basis?
  • What are ways you can use social media as a self-advocacy tool?
  • How can you demonstrate sensitivity to those who are different?
  • How could using “texting language” (i.e., r, u, ur, not capitalizing, etc.) in a professional manner be detrimental?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science

CE.3

The student will apply social science skills to understand citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by

  1. describing the processes by which an individual becomes a citizen of the United States;
  2. describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws;
  3. describing the duties of citizenship, including obeying the laws, paying taxes, defending the nation, and serving in court;
  4. examining the responsibilities of citizenship, including registering and voting, communicating with government officials, participating in political campaigns, keeping informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions in a diverse society; and
  5. evaluating how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good.

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