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Chinese Americans

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Jessica Ornelas

on 23 April 2010

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Practice application: chinese americans What is it like to be a CHinese american? what are some
their mannerisms? How are asians represented in Chicago? how does the role of hope
change the ways that
Chinese americans act? how do
chinese americans approach the helping profession? 'Best practices'
chinese americans Facial Expressions:

frowning/serious, avoid eye contact, no expression

-A religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha.

-Two major branches of Buddhism are recognized: Theravada ("The School of the Elders") and Mahayana ("The Great Vehicle").

-Buddha is recognized by adherents as an awakened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering (or dukkha), achieve nirvana, and escape what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth.

-While Buddhism remains most popular within Asia, various sources put the number of Buddhists in the world at between 230 million and 500 million, making it the world's fourth-largest religion.
Seek advice from elders over outside resources
rarely seek professional help until the point of breakdown/crisis
limited knowledge about mental health services
Chinese stigma about mental health and illness
more likely to seek alternative forms of treatment-
acupuncture, herbal remedies, meditation, etc.
although Chinese americans would not readily seek the help of a professional, they would greatly respect an educated professional
quiet around strangers loud and chatty amongst family Reserved Conservative no hand motions
when talking Bowing or nodding is a common greeting Culturally competent practice
awareness of their history, traditions, and values/belief systems
family oriented care plans
clear and concise direction with the ability to achieve What is a social issue that
Chinese americans are facing? -one in millions in the U.S./billions world-wide (no individualism)
-you are part of the second fastest growing ethnic minority group in the United States (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2002)
-have to deal with lots of stereotypes
-strong family orientation that focuses on a respect for family, elders, and especially parents
-you have to study and work hard because if you don't than you are looked down on
-you have to become "the best", which can include being a lawyer, doctor, etc. http://storiesforchange.net/story/nickys_story Let's look at a case Break up into groups!...please

As a social worker...

Group1: how would you describe Nicky's multi-faceted context? Also, what is her presenting problem?

Group2: what would you do if Nicky came into your office because of the stress her parents place on her because of their high academic standards? ( Note: Remember the high level of importance that chinese americans place on excelling and working hard)

Group3: what would you do if Nicky or a neighbor came to you, in regards to the physical abuse that she was receiving from her parents, knowing that her parents feel that this kind of discipline is appropriate according to chinese traditions and beliefs?

Group4: at the foster care facility, how would you address the abuse that Nicky is receiving from her peers?

Group5: what would you consider to be some salient short term goals for Nicky, considering all that she has experienced and looking at her strengths?Also,what would you consider to be some salient long term goals? Let's play a game! Nicky, the oldest child in a wealthy, traditional Asian family, was physically abused by her parents — and the abuse escalated after she came out to her family. Nicky’s parents cited Chinese tradition and Buddhist teachings to justify the beatings, but Nicky can see how their particular interpretations of cultural and religious traditions stem in part from their own history of abuse. When she was placed in a foster care facility, Nicky’s peers continued to abuse her, and her social workers did nothing to address this persistent bullying and harassment. Finally, Nicky has found the strength to become an activist and advocate for other foster youth. http://vimeo.com/4476053 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/Dart-Rescues-Prostitutes-From-Human-Trafficking-Ring-64561642.html human trafficking
-stresses duty, sincerity, loyalty, honor, respect for age and seniority

-these are the keys to having a stable family and society

-A Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius.

-A complex system of moral, social, political, philosophical, and quasi-religious thought that has had tremendous influence on the culture and history of East Asia.

-In Confucianism, human beings are teachable, improvable and perfectible through personal and communal endeavour especially including self-cultivation and self-creation.

-A main idea of Confucianism is the cultivation of virtue and the development of moral perfection. Christianity DEMOCRACY VS. COMMUNISM RELIGION (HOPE)
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