Teaching and Community Advocacy

In this part of the rotation, the trainee will work in the community. The trainee will spend several days each week doing the community activities indicated on the schedule. Trainees will also teach in a school or community setting or participate in a community-based advocacy activity related to their specific topic of interest. (MK, IC, P, SBP, PBLI)


Following this rotation, the trainee will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of child development by interacting with students at various grade levels
  • Develop teaching skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact with children of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, contact, and participate with community groups working on advocacy efforts similar to the trainee’s area of interest

Enabling Activities

  1. Locate and participate in community advocacy activities related to your area of interest: make contact with, network with, and/or collaborate with at least three people or agencies with similar interests.
    1. Use any resources available (newspaper, internet, etc.) to locate groups, coalitions, or organizations that are involved in projects to work on the problem you have identified. You may want to try Connected Kids: Safe, Strong, Secure and the United Way of North Central Florida, as well as searching for your particular topic.
    2. Attend a meeting of at least one group or in some other way participate in the group’s work. OR
  2. Teach in a school classroom on a topic related to your area of interest (Susan will help you set this up if this is your choice) OR
  3. Attend Boggy Creek Camp or Diabetes Camp
  4. Participate in Child Protection Team two half days or one full day, as scheduled on your calendar.
  5. Provide a short interview with someone involved in the activities you pursue (e.g., school nurse, agency director, leader of a grassroots organization) on how he or she perceives the problem you are interested in, the needs related to this, barriers to overcoming the problem and possible resources.
  6. Provide a journal of the advocacy activities and experiences described above in which you participate
  7. Participate in activities on the rotation calendar. May include:
    1. Home visit
    2. WIC office experience
    3. “Day in the life of” activity
    4. Law school clinic or DV screening
    5. Breastfeeding clinic
    6. Dental clinic
    7. Windshield survey
    8. Participate in one Burn Clinic (Thursday mornings).
    9. Complete assigned module (Cultural competence, Tufts)