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Advocacy Training

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Be VOCAL! Learn the ins and outs of mental health advocacy in Virginia and make your mark!

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Been wanting to speak up for your communities in meaningful ways, but aren't sure where to start?

Already doing some advocating and want to expand your expertise and practice?

With Mental Health Advocacy Day quickly approaching on January 19, 2022, now is the time to learn more about being an advocate.

VOCAL’s Advocacy Training will take participants through the major aspects of advocacy work in Virginia and in general, including:

• The Importance of Advocacy Throughout Our Lives (Not Just in Legislature)

• Understanding the Legislative Process in Virginia

• Providing Public Testimony During the General Assembly: Do’s & Don’ts

• Building Relationships with Representatives - Why Should We?

• And More

VOCAL's Advocacy Training is designed to give participants a solid and informed foundation from which to begin or strengthen their own advocacy practices.

This training will be cofacilitated by Megan Sharkey and Elizabeth Bouldin-Clopton. Megan is a former VOCAL staff member whose personal and professional commitment to "nothing about us, without us" motivates them to do what they can to help make policy-making processes accessible to fellow peers. Elizabeth is a current VOCAL staff member, who coordinates and actively participates in VOCAL's advocacy efforts with the General Assembly.


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VOCAL works to organize and empower individuals to create broad-scale social change by transforming individual lives, local communities, and the mental health service delivery system.

We value and work for the full human rights and self-determination of every individual regardless of their mental state or diagnosis.

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