Cultural Competence in Process and Practice: Building Bridges / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205500697
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/6/2007
  • Series: Pearson Custom Social Work Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 671,176
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents





UNIT I - Cultural Competence in the Social Work Setting


Section I - Understanding Cultural Competence

A. A Range of Similarities and Differences

B. Commonly Used Terms

C The Professional Commitment to Cultural Competence

D. Personal Growth and Professional Growth


Section II - Group Affiliation and Identity

A. Social Structures and Affiliation

B. One Person, Many Identities


Section III - Vulnerability, Oppression, and Power

A. Oppression

B. Power

C. Entitlement and Marks


Section IV - Practice Frameworks for Diversity Competence

A. General Practice Frameworks

1. Ecological Perspective

2. Strengths Perspective

3. Empowerment

B. Culturally Competent Practice Models

1. Green’s Multi-Ethnic Approach

2. Lum’s Process-Stage Model

3. Devore and Schlessinger’s Ethnic-Sensitive Model

C. A Model for Knowledge Acquisition

D. Ensuring Effective and Accurate Communication


Section V - The Skills of Culturally Competent Practice

A. Engagement, Trust and Relationship Building

B. Assessment

C. Need Definition and Contracting

D. Intervention

E. Evaluation and Termination

F. Utilization of Cultural Resources

G. Advocacy


Section VI - Cultural Competence in the Context of Practice

A. The Agency Environment - The Community

B. The agency Environment - Cultural Factors

C. Agency Services and Policies


Section VII - Knowledge and Practice: A Summary

A. Knowledge Acquisition

B. Application of Knowledge: Assessing Agency, Programs and Services, and Personal Cultural Competencies


UNIT II - 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

UNIT III - Workbook



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