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2.1.4 Engage Diversity an differences in practice

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Transcript of 2.1.4 Engage Diversity an differences in practice

Spreading Awareness
Why we need to know
Uses own power and authority in a manner consistent with social work values; when assessing client problems, considers impact of economic, political, and social forces; identifies the interacting effects of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, immigration status, & religion in the lives of clients; monitors ways in which own position in society affects professional work with various groups
Understand that a specialized practice is culture bound and demonstrate an understanding of how their own culture impacts their clincal relationship with client's

Practice from a perspective of cultural humility with diverse populations, including identifying and using practitioner / client differences from strengths perspective.
Recognize and communicate their understanding of the importance of differences in shaping life experiences
Examples: Demonstrates awareness of own culture heritage and how it impacts interactions with clients from diverse background; comfortable with clients; strives to develop culturally relevant insights into the problems of minority clients; recognizes impact of cultural upon problems definition and help seeking behavior; applies stages of acculturation to understand dynamics of immigrant families; compares agency's programs to those of an agency dedicated to serve a minority group (e.g ., women's centers, persons with disabilites, gay and lesbian community centers, etc.); demonstrates understanding of impact of racism, social and institutional oppression on client functioning
View themselves as learners and engage those with whom they work as informants
Examples: Demonstrates genuine interest in world view of colleagues and clients from diverse backgrounds; strives to identify and build upon strengths of clients' culture, race, and gender; engages in continuing education to develop specialized knowledge and understanding of the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expressions of major client groups served; attends cultural/religious activity that is meaningful to clients served by agency
Gain sufficient self-awareness to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups
Examples: Identifies and discusses personal bias and value conflicts in supervision; critically examines how fears, ignorance, and the "isms" (racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, heterosexism, ageism, classism) influences attitudes, beliefs, and feelings in practice situations; understands that cultural competence is ongoing, life-long process and actively engages in self-monitoring; is aware of own cultural heritage and possible influece in many have on clients from diverse backgrounds
Engage Diversity and differences in practice

Recognizes the extent to which culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or enhance privilege and power
Identify and apply appropriate clinical social work models with diverse client populations for engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation
Examples: Knows when and how to address issues of diversity in clinical practice; expands use of basic engagement skills to include understanding of culturally relevant issues when conducting assessments and planning interventions; develops intervention strategies that utilize client's natural support network (religious leaders, elders,healers, etc.); selects treatment methods with proven efficacy for specific population(s) or makes informed modifications to tx methods when there is lack of evidence; advocates for the development of culturally sensitive programs; designs culturally sensitive evaluation strategies including use of measures validated with specific population(s) served and obtaining feedback from minority clients as stakeholders
Conduct assessments of social systems using diverse theoretical frameworks

Examples: Design assessments of policies and programs emphasizing principles that are participatory and use community-based and action-oriented methods; deres signs culturally sensitive assessment strategies including use of measures validated with specific population(s) served and obtaining feedback from minority clients as stakeholders; applies feminist, systems, Afro centric, conflict, and empowerment approaches to understand organizations and communities
Identify factors and contexts that impact the development and functioning of social systems (i.e., organizations, programs, and communities)

Examples: Identifies cultural differences among staff and clients that have relevance for program design and delivery; utilizes strengths of workers' and clients' culture, race, ethnicity, gender to achieve program outcomes; demonstrates understanding of immigration and acculturation experiences in service utilization; identifies impacts of political, social, economic, and cultural forces on services delivered by agency; participates in strategic planning around budget cuts and service delivery; links changes in eployment opportunities in community to social, economic, and political factors
Identify structures and systems that oppress, marginalize, or alienate people and develop interventions to minimize, neutralize, or ameliorate these structures and factors

Examples: Identifies both formal (laws, policies, etc.) and informal structures (discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status) that members of target population; selects appropriate strategies for advocacy (organized protests, letters to official and legislators: increasing community awareness via media, etc.) analyzes how agency policy accommodates/fails to accommodate diversity in the community and proposes appropriate changes in policy; develops strengths-based program goals and objectives; analyzes personnel policies and practices for compliance with legal and equitable hiring; completes an analysis of organizational culture/climate and propose interventions to make agency more client centered; critically examines the impact of the use of privilege and power by administrative staff in a community/organization upon culturally sensitive delivery; partners with community leaders to develop a prevention program targeting an emerging social problem

NASW: http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/default.asp

Student recognizes the extent to which cultural structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege
a. Student will be able to identify own personal experience with groups different then he/she
b. Student will be able to candidly discuss the impact of her/his own personal experience on client interactions with supervisor
Student evidences the gaining of self-awareness leading to practice behaviors that reflect ability to eliminate influences of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups.
a. Student will be able to identify personal values, beliefs, and assumptions evoked in relation to the demands of the agency setting.
b. With the direction of the field instructor, student will develop appropriate strategies for managing biases effectively in order to practice without discrimination.
c. Student will be able to work with clients of various cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds and with a variety of problems and value-sensitive issues.
Student articulates an understanding of how the experiences of being a member of a minority group influences the experience of privilege/marginalization and can recognize and communicate their understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experience
a. Student will assess impact of current agency policy and procedures on diverse populations
b. Student will design or redesign program's policies and procedures to increase access to and best practices for vulnerable populations
Student engages, collects data, and assesses clients who differ from them in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, religious/spiritual beliefs, age, ability, sexual orientation, class, and/or gender by using clients as informants and viewing themselves as learners.
a. Student will be able to describe the impact of culturally diverse factors at all system levels (micro, mezzo, macro)
b. Student will demonstrate effective and culturally competent interviewing skills.
c. Student will identify how agency policies and procedures affect diverse populations eligible for services.
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