Strengthen the capacity of clients to participate in decisions and advocate for themselves

The Right Question Strategy builds two skills that are foundational for self-advocacy: the skills to ask better questions and participate more effectively in decisions. Anyone who works in providing direct services of any kind can share the strategy with the people with whom they work.

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What I appreciate about the Right Question Institute is its effort to meet people where they are. Equally important is its recognition that no system, no professionals, no individual dealing daily with large numbers of people can meet all their needs without the avid involvement of those whose needs are to be met…”

[The Right Question Strategy] allows people who don’t usually speak up to find their own voice. They don’t have to depend on me or others to speak for them… they speak for themselves.

Tools for today's inmediate needs and tomorrow's challenges

The Potential of Social Service Agencies to Build Self-Advocacy Skills

Read the significance of building clients’ skills to advocate for themselves.

Frontline Staff as Social Innovators

Frontline Staff as Social Innovators
Frontline staff people are largely untapped resources as potential social innovators. This article describes how one staff person strengthened the…

Self-Advocacy Tool for the COVID-19 Crisis

Self-Advocacy Tool for the COVID-19 Crisis
In the middle of these complex times, people need a practical tool they can use when trying to get services.

An Introduction to the Right Question Strategy

This presentation will introduce you to the Right Question Strategy you can use to invest in client’s skills of asking…

Question Formulation Technique (QFT) – Build the Skill of Asking Your Own Questions

Question Formulation Technique (QFT) – Build the Skill of Asking Your Own Questions
Resources that will get you ready to use the QFT with individuals in one-on-one settings to build their skill of asking their own questions

Voice in Decisions Technique (VIDT) – Have a voice in decisions that affect you

Voice in Decisions Technique (VIDT) – Have a voice in decisions that affect you
You can use the Voice in Decisions Technique (VIDT) to help people you work with build the skill of participating…

Beyond Social Services

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Frontline social service workers are uniquely positioned to build self-advocacy skills that are also democratic skills. People who learn the skill of participating in decisions can apply that in all levels of democracy. Learn more about our vision of Microdemocracy as a new starting point of democratic action.

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