Role of the Advocate


THE ADVOCATE (adapted from Memphis State University, 1979 Conference on Violence)

  • We are here to listen… not to work miracles.
  • We are here to help people discover what they are feeling… not to make feelings go away.
  • We are here to help people identify their options...not to decide for them what they should do.
  • We are here to discuss steps with people… not to take steps for them.
  • We are here to help people discover their own strength… not to rescue them and leave them still vulnerable.
  • We are here to help people discover how they can help themselves… not to take responsibility for them.
  • We are here to help people learn to choose... not to make it unnecessary for them to make difficult choices.
  • We are here to provide support for change.

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