Cultural Competence in Process and Practice Building Bridges

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2/20/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Now more than ever, the populations social workers must be trained to work with represent the broadest spectrum of humanity in ethnicity,culture, race, religion, worldview, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and in life experiences. This text will prepare students to work with any population they will encounter in their professional career. It's divided into 3 parts-Unit 1 covers social work processes, Unit 2 contains student case examples, and unit 3 contains student exercises.

Table of Contents

Cultural Competence in the Social Work Setting
Understanding Cultural Competence
A Range of Similarities and Differences
Commonly Used Terms
The Professional Commitment to Cultural Competence
Personal Growth and Professional Growth
Group Affiliation and Identity
Social Structures and Affiliation
One Person, Many Identities
Vulnerability, Oppression, and Power
Entitlement and Marks
Practice Frameworks for Diversity Competence
General Practice Frameworks
Ecological Perspective
Strengths Perspective
Culturally Competent Practice Models
Green's Multi-Ethnic Approach
Lum's Process-Stage Model
Devore and Schlessinger's Ethnic-Sensitive Model
A Model for Knowledge Acquisition
Ensuring Effective and Accurate Communication
The Skills of Culturally Competent Practice
Engagement, Trust and Relationship Building
Need Definition and Contracting
Evaluation and Termination
Utilization of Cultural Resources
Cultural Competence in the Context of Practice
The Agency Environment - The Community
The agency Environment - Cultural Factors
Agency Services and Policies
Knowledge and Practice: A Summary
Knowledge Acquisition
Application of Knowledge: Assessing Agency, Programs and Services, and Personal Cultural Competencies
Projects in Cultural Competence in Practice
Cultural Competence with Racial and Ethnic Groups
African-Americans Cheryl Pascual
African-Americans Richie Zevin
Filipino-Americans Rose Solorzano
Iranian-Americans Greg Cohen
Chinese-Americans Kenya Sullivan
Chinese-Americans Caroline Cangelosi
Undocumented Mexicans Rosailda Perez
Working Class Caucasians Eva Wexler
Cultural Competence with Gender and Sexual Orientations
Transgender People Elissa Klein
Transgender People Lisa Dazols
African-American Men on the Down Low William Beyer
Cultural Competence with People with Disabilities
Deaf People Allison Reid-Cunningham
Mental Health Services Consumers Megan Moore
Cultural Competence with Age Groups
Elderly People Christina Pollard
Adolescents Erica Tom
Cultural Competence with Special Populations
Homeless People Michelle Scheurich
Incarcerated Women Victoria Fleming
Alcoholics Lawrence Smith
Veterans of the Vietnam War Nancy O'Neil
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