Introduction to social work

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Discussion 1
What is culture? Is it synonymous with nationality? Can culture emerge from the intersection of multiple factors, such as gender identity, ability status, or language? Consider these questions as you prepare to describe your own culture.

For this Discussion, think about how you would identify your culture. Consider aspects of your identity such as your ethnicity, gender identity, religion, race, ability status, sexual orientation, or any other identifiers that contribute to what you would consider your culture.

Post a description of important aspects of your culture that an outsider might not know.              (Heterosexual Female Christian African American) Explain the information a social worker would need to know about your culture in order to effectively assist your family in the face of a pressing issue. Describe potential consequences of a lack of cultural awareness on the social worker’s part.

Discussion 2

The term cultural competence denotes an integrative perspective on the cultures of other people. Individuals displaying higher levels of cultural competency tend not to promote their culture over others or vice versa—they instead demonstrate an interest in learning more about the customs, habits, and behaviors of those whose backgrounds are different from their own.

For this Discussion, review one of the case studies in the Readings and consider your knowledge of the client’s culture.

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Post a description of your level of familiarity with the culture of the client. Describe at least two additional pieces of information you would need to gather from the client in order to best assist him or her.

Case study: 

https://class.content.laureate.net/d5bd7e68a0230559825ec971d5534538.pdf

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Discussion 1
Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a defined group of people encompassing
language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music, and arts.In most cases, culture is synonymous
with nationality because people in a particular nation will pose specific types of cultural beliefs.
Therefore, it differs from one country to another (Benet-Martinez, Lee & Leu, 2006). One of the
significant agents of socializing for African Americans is the spiritual and religious culture.
From the Empirical studies, we can learn that prayer is a vital aspect of religious and spiritual
fulfillment. According to the African American culture, young children are al...


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