Mrscatinthehat....

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by klmno, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    So, I'm curious and interested... have you looked into becoming an advocate yet? If so, what have you found out? Are you still interested?
     
  2. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Thanks for asking. I called. They sent me the application. I have looked it over but not filled it out yet. One of the fascinating things is I have to go through training on a couple things one of which being the juvinile legal system. I figure that knowledge in and of itself would be amazingly worth it. Plus some other training is involved.

    I plan on filling the paperwork out soon. Just been letting it sit here and stare at me a few days so I could ponder if I am doing the right thing. The funny thing about that is that I don't ponder a lot. I usually just make a decision and jump. Then let the chips fall. I don't know why this one is taking me such a long time to wrap myself around. I want to do it. But for some reason I keep checking everything. I guess probably because we were let down by so many people (still are some days) and I want to make sure I will NEVER do that to anyone else.

    thanks for asking.

    beth
     
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Good for you!! I hope you go for it. It's a good sign that they are providing training on that stuff right off the batt. Do you have to commit to a certain period of time if you go through the training? That would be something to think about. Otherwise, you might as well jump in there!! I think it's great that you even considered it.
     
  4. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    You can't do anything until you take the training. Then they say a person would give about 4 hours a month on the norm. I mean really I piddle away way more than that on the computer.

    beth
     
  5. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Only 4 hours a month? Even I could squeeze that in. That makes me a little worried though- do they really think a kid with mental health issues or who's been abused and is involved in the legal system only needs an advocate for 4 hours a month?
     
  6. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    That is the average. Not all cases are that short. And you generally only have one case at a time. Which is actually nice from a volunteer standpoint.

    beth
     
  7. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Interesting- it sounds worth pursuing. I hope you keep me updated!
     
  8. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Definately.
     
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