Human service providers are likely to work with persons of different cultures, as clients, coworkers, or employers.Yes,i agree.Professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association, the National Association for Social Workers, the National Council on Family Relations, and the National Organization for Human Services have standards that require that research with and services to individuals and families of diverse cultures be implemented competently.
Nonprofit agencies make up a significant segment of the human service delivery system. These agencies typically focus on serving a diverse group of children and families believed to be at risk for social, economic,and educational problems or who are experiencing problems. We believe that the relationship between cultural diversity and human services is tenuous, at best.
Cultural competence in human services involves ensuring a good fit between the cultural diversity of those families involved in services and a quality human service delivery system. Cultural diversity involves not only the cultures of families receiving the services, but also the cultures represented by the staff and the organizations providing the services and the wider culture that educates those who work in human service.Cultural competence includes the development and full inclusion of mechanisms for both families and staff of diverse backgrounds to play integral roles in what and how services are developed, implemented, and evaluated so that culture is meaningfully interwoven throughout family services.
Apr 9th, 2015
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