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Groups in Context


on 1 February 2013

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Cultural Groups Sole Parents It is unique because looking after children should be done by 2 parents, not one. Groups In Context By Tvisa Sood, Jess Park & Renee Baker Needs For others to not be biased and stereotype the individuals due to culture.
•To have other individuals acknowledge and respect their culture and life decisions (eg. Wearing a particular style of clothing).
•To be able to sufficiently communicate and get along with people in their area.
•To have access to resources that may be needed, such as local religious venues, specialty food stores and services including centrelink and health check-ups. Government Policies and Regulations The Multicultural Policies and Services Program (MPSP) assists government agencies to implement the Principles of Multiculturalism, as required under the Community Relations and Principles of Multiculturalism Act 2000, and assesses progress in implementation. (see: http://www.crc.nsw.gov.au/mpsp/what_is_mpsp) Community Responsibility to ensure the agenda, constitution and institutions of the community, protect and support its members, as well as other communities and their members
to provide a safe, secure environment for its members, as well as other communities and their members
to facilitate the development of valued roles and relationships for the community, its members, as well as other communities and their members
to ensure that the community communicates with its members as well as other communities and their members
to ensure the community does not disadvantage other communities or their members•to responsibility use, and share, skills and resources to the advantage of its members, as well as other communities and their members
to respect, protect and promote the rights, cultures and institutions of other communities and their members
to engage with other communities in an interdependent relationship. (http://www.psawa.com/Community_rights_and_responsibilities.html#Community_rights_and_responsibilities) Rights Those rights listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. See: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml Access to resources Health and personal care
-Physical health
-Mental health
-Interpreting and translating services
-Language classes
Cultural days, events and festivals
Access to religious services
Lifestyle (recreation/ socialisation)
-Tv, radio, newspaper, music, books, internet
-Support groups
-Resident rights
-Advocacy/ complaints
-Wills/ Adult guardian
- Finances
-Care assessment
-Staff training/ professional development
-government policy
-standards and statistics Cultural groups are considered unique entities because they bring different aspects of a world and introduce them to another place, hence making the environment both more multicultural and versatile. The can bring new clothes, language, religion and food. Resources -Useful websites
-Information lines
-Libraries Societal Attitudes towards Cultural Groups There are two opposing views:-Many Australians believe that cultural groups are good as they make Australia more culturally diverse.-Others still believe that Australia should be kept “white” and that by accepting more migrants into the country, Australia will be overwhelmed by people from different cultures. Community service groups assist in meeting the needs Community service groups meet the needs of cultural groups. The needs are met at a very high quality in areas of high density according to the rate of people to land. In lower populated areas, the needs may not be as thoroughly satisfied as the demand for the services are lower. Issues of Concern Racism Conflict Religion & beliefs
How patients may be treated in hospitals etc.
Political opinions Power within the group Depending on the group, the power or leader is likely to be a person who runs the local religious venue. This may be influenced by other leaders of the cultural group including those who may be running the country/ies that are dominating a specific religion. Positive contribution from the group Expands cultural diversity
Introduces new foods, clothing, beliefs etc.
Improves a country's economic value and population
Improves relation with other countries THE END Needs Need for adult interaction
Activities that are spiritual and low cost
Shelter, food, money & clothing Government Policies and Regulations Income support- to reduce poverty in single parent families
Pension privileges
Job search programs
Child care facilities
Gender role difficulties
Family tax benefits for low income households with children Access to Resources Child support agency
-Information for teens on emotional changes and coping strategies
-Sole parent benefits and government finical assistance
National Council of Single Mothers and their Children
-Lobby group for the rights of single mothers
The Lone Fathers Association
-Self-help educational and welfare organisation
Positive shared parenting
-Has articles and information about issues concerning single parents
Raising Children Network
-Government-supported website with information on various stages of child development. Also has advice and forums on on sole parenting, work and child care.
ADF Financial Services Consumer Council
-Website linked to resources that assist with education about all aspects of finances. Community Responsibility Cheaper Childcare
Discounted bills
Help with gardening for sole mothers
Rights Custody
Child support Societal Attitudes towards Cultural Groups Social reactions Community service groups assist in meeting the needs Service groups
Childcare centres
After school care
Energy providers
Local gardeners Issues of Concern Expensive day care
Shortage of quality time with children
Balance of work and home duties
Economic struggles
Issues within the family Conflict Jealousy between families
Financial issues Powers Within Groups Become more self reliant
Less dependent on others Positive Contribution Developing strong bonds
Helping each other out
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