Culturally Competent Practice A Framework for Understanding Diverse Groups and Justice Issues

ISBN-10: 0495189782
ISBN-13: 9780495189787
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Doman Lum
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List price: $172.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Earlier editions of CULTURALLY COMPETENT PRACTICE broke new ground by presenting a model for understanding, measuring, and evaluating cultural competence. This model, as well as the book's practical, experiential approach and numerous exercises, continue to make it informative and accessible to students at all levels. The book not only presents cultural differences, but also explains why cultural competence is important to human service professionals, and demonstrates how to develop skills necessary to become culturally competent.

Doman Lum is professor emeritus of social work at California State University, Sacramento. He was recently featured in CELEBRATING SOCIAL WORK: FACES AND VOICES OF FORMATIVE YEARS, a book commemorating social work and social work education. His previous texts include SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE AND PEOPLE OF COLOR: A PROCESS-STAGE APPROACH; MULTIDIMENSIONAL PRACTICE: DIVERSITY IN CONTEXT; CULTURAL COMPETENCE, PRACTICE STAGES AND CLIENT SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY APPROACH; SOCIAL WORK AND HEALTH CARE POLICY; and RESPONDING TO SUICIDAL CRISIS. He has written articles on Asian Americans, health care delivery and health maintenance organizations, culturally diverse social work practice, suicide prevention, and pastoral counseling. Dr. Lum is a consulting editor for THE JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN SOCIAL WORK and ARETE, and has been on the board of directors and the Commission on Accreditation for the Council on Social Work Education. He received the Distinguished Recent Contributions in Social Work Education award from the Council on Social Work Education in 2000. He is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, Northern California Conference.

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Culturally Competent Practice
Culturally Competent Practice
The Context for Cultural Competence
The Meaning of Culture
The Meaning of Competence
The Meaning of Cultural Competence
The Contextual Definition of Cultural Competence
The Levels and Dimensions of Cultural Competence
The History of the Cultural Competence Movement
My Beliefs About Cultural Competence
Preliminary Thoughts on Cultural Competence, Questions, and Beliefs
The Ethics of Cultural Competence
Social Work and Cultural Competencies
Competent Practice
Social Work Cultural Competencies Self-Assessment Pretest
Social Work Cultural Competencies with Diverse Groups of Color and Social and Economic Justice Pretest
Summary
Social Context
The Meaning of Social Context
Person-Centered Context: The Meaning of Diversity
Understanding Your Diversity
New Dimensions of Diversity: Critical Consciousness, Positionality, and Intersectionality
Critical Consciousness
A Case Study on Critical Consciousness
Positionality
Questions about Positionality
Intersectionality
Multiple Identities and Intersectionality
Environmental-Centered Context: Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, and Ageism
Racism
Professional Racism
Sexism
The Myths of African American Women
Homophobia
African American Lesbian and Bisexual Women
Ageism
Insights into Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, and Ageism
Discrimination and Oppression
The Nature of Oppression
Types of Oppression
Coping with Oppression
Violence as an Oppression Theme
Summary
Advancing Social and Economic Justice
Defining Social Justice
Cultural Competence Means Promoting Social and Economic Justice
A Place to Begin: Awareness, Reflection, Critical Thinking
Reflection Exercises
Reflection and Discussion
Classroom Exercises
Social Justice Theory
Types of Social Justice
Distributive Justice as an Organizing Framework for Social Work
A Beginning Exercise
Social Justice and Oppression: Making the Connections
Who Is Entitled to Justice? The Concept of Moral Exclusion
Oppression and Its Common Elements
Implications for Social Workers
Human Rights and Oppression: Making Global Connections
What Rights Are Human Rights?
Social Work and Human Rights
The Global Context in Which Social Workers Advocate for Human Rights and Social Justice
Becoming Empowered to Understand and Practice Change Strategies and Skills
Empowerment Process
Personal Transformation and Connections
The Grieving Cycle
The Necessity of Actions
Barriers to Change
Benefits of Empowerment
Social and Economic Justice Values and Principles to Guide Actions
Values
Principles
Conclusion: Identifying, Analyzing, and Responding to Social Injustices
Case Study
An Analytical Framework
Notes
A Cultural Competence Framework
A Framework for Cultural Competence
Definition and Characteristics of a Framework
Social Work Cultural Competencies: Generalist and Advanced
Cultural Awareness
Knowledge Acquisition
Skill Development
Inductive Learning
Summary
Cultural Awareness
Definition of Cultural Awareness
Cultural Awareness in an Interview
The Dilemma of Americanization
Philosophical Assumptions About Cultural Awareness
Cultural Self-Awareness and Other-Awareness
Experiences of Family Cultural Self-Awareness
Cultural Other-Awareness
How Different Cultures Use Words
Family Cultural Life Experiences and Contacts Outside One's Own Cultural/Ethnic Group
Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Discussion Questions on Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Multicultural Involvement Over the Life Span
Multicultural Involvement over the Life Span
Intergenerational Acculturation
Culturally Diverse Social Work Practice
Cultural Awareness and Ethnographic Practice
The Abdullah Family and Cultural Awareness
Summary
Knowledge Acquisition
The Demographics of Americans
The Demographics of Cultural Diversity
Critical Thinking about Cultural Diversity
Understanding the History of Oppression and of Oppressed Groups
Applying Critical Thinking to Three Theories of Culturally Diverse Social Work Practice
Knowledge of Gender and Cultural Diversity
Empowering Women
Knowledge of Culturally Diverse Values
Emerging Theories
Social Constructionism: Definition and Characteristics
Life-Story Narratives
Identity Development Theory
Cultural Competence Practice Theory
Theories on Ethnicity, Culture, Minority Status, and Social Class
The Abdullah Family and Knowledge Acquisition
Social Science Theory and Culturally Diverse Social Work
Test of Knowledge Basic to Cultural Competence
Summary
Skill Development
Skills for Cultural Diversity
Types of Skills
Culturally Competent Interviewing Skills
Process, Conceptualization, and Personalization Skill Clusters
Contact
Empathic Communication Contact Skills
The Abdullah Family and Skill Development
Problem Identification
Establishing Rapport
Assessment
African American Children
Balanced Assessment
African American Fathers
Intervention
Client-Selected Intervention
Termination
Positive Termination
Culturally Diverse Service Delivery
The Ethnic Lens of Service Delivery
Ethnic Service Delivery Principles
Agency Linkage, Design, and Implementation
Research on Skill Development
Personal Styles and Clinical Process
Empirical Research on Achieving Styles
Summary
Inductive Learning
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Definition of Inductive Learning
The Inductive Research Approach
Inductive Social Work Practice
Inductive Understanding
A Strengths Perspective
The Search for Client Meaning
The Inductive Learning Process
Data Gathering
Data Processing and Data Transformation
Integration of Qualitative Research and Social Work Practice
Structuring the Inductive Learning Process
Inductive Learning Areas
Learning about Diversity from People
Learning about Overcoming Discrimination
Learning about Change Strategies
An Exercise on Diversity, Discrimination, and Social Change: A Self-Assessment
Qualitative Research and Social Work Education
Summary
Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Groups
Cultural Competence with First Nations Peoples
Defining Cultural Competence with First Nations Peoples
Understanding Diversity Among First Nations Peoples for Assessment, Planning, Practice, and Research
The Case of Melissa Two Bulls
Recollecting First Nations Peoples' Historical and Current Oppression Experiences
The Case of Dean Marshall
Identifying Cultural Awareness and Social Service Needs of First Nations Peoples
Exploring Knowledge Acquisition Areas about First Nations Peoples
Fostering Practice Skill Development about First Nations Peoples
The Case of Mrs. Grey
Generating New Inductive Learning about Social Work with First Nations Peoples
Understanding and Advocating Social and Economic Justice for First Nations Peoples
The Indian Child Welfare Act Case Exercise
Summary
Cultural Competence with African Americans
Defining Cultural Competence with African Americans
Understanding Diversity among African Americans for Assessment, Planning, Practice, and Research
Physical Characteristics, Ethnic Labels and Identification, and Respectful Language
"Black" Immigrant Populations
Residential Patterns
Marital Status
Age, Education, Social Class, Employment, and Gender
Sexual Orientation
Interpersonal Styles
Recollecting the African American Historical and Current Oppression Experiences
Identifying Cultural Awareness and Social Service Needs of African Americans
Social Service Needs of Blacks
Exploring Knowledge Acquisition Areas about African Americans
Experience and Knowledge Self-Assessment
Fostering Practice Skill Development about African Americans
Afrocentric Practice Approaches
Generating New Inductive Learning about Social Work with African Americans
The Case of Mariah
Understanding and Advocating Social and Economic Justice for African Americans
Summary
Cultural Competence with Latino Americans
Nationality and Latino American Complexity
Mexican Heritage
Puerto Rican Experiences
Cuban Experiences
Central American Experiences
South American Experiences
Elderly Latinos
Latino Gay and Lesbian Research
Latinos and Ethics
What is Culturally Competent Practice with Latino Americans?
Diversity: Assessment, Planning, Research, and Practice
Assessment: Language, Immigration, and Acculturation
Planning: An Ecological Perspective and Case Example
The Case of the Lopez Family
Research Needs
Practice Themes
Identifying Cultural Awareness and Social Service Needs of Latino Americans
Religion
Family
The Challenge of Including Fathers
The Value of the Collective: Group Services
Exploring Knowledge Acquisition Areas about Latino Americans
Pertinent Isolation Themes
Fostering Practice Skill Development about Latino Americans
Contact
Relationship Protocols
Problem Identification
Interventions
Generating New Inductive Learning about Social Work with Latino Americans
Understanding and Advocating Social and Economic Justice for Latinos
Summary
Tools for Student Learning 11.2
Cultural Competence with Asian Americans
Definition of Cultural Competence
Understanding Diversity
Assessment and Planning
Determining Cultural Values-Case Study: The Hawaiian Way
Practice
Family Group Conferencing-Case Study: The Hawaiian Way (continued)
Research
Historical and Current Oppression
Experiences
Discriminatory Experiences of Asian Immigrants
Racist Attitudes and Behaviors toward American-Born Asians
Colonialist Practices toward Pacific Islanders
Current Oppression Experiences
Cultural Awareness and Social Service Needs
Exploring Areas of Knowledge Acquisition
Fostering Practice Skill Development
Generating New Inductive Learning
Understanding and Advocating for Social and Economic Justice
Summary
Cultural Competence with Women of Color
Human Rights as a Lens and a Pedagogy
Women's Rights as Human Rights
Women and the Potential for Economic Power
Defining "Women of Color"
Defining Culturally Competent Practice with Women of Color
Understanding Diversity among Women of Color
Sociodemographic Profile
African American Women
Hispanic American Women/Latinas
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Women
Native Women
Women, Health, and Diversity
Mental Health
Behavioral Health
At the Intersection of Aging, Illness, and Addictions
Prostitution
Reproductive Freedom versus Population Control
Immigrant Women of Color
Refugee Women of Color
Lesbians of Color
Implications for Culturally Competent Practice
Becoming Aware of and Knowledgeable about the Intersecting Realities of Women of Color
Skill Development
Intervention Strategies and Techniques
New Inductive Learning
The Case of Wanda
Advocating for Social and Economic Justice
Summary
Cultural Competence with Gay and Lesbian Persons of Color
Social Work Practice
Same-Sex Sexual Desires and Expressions: A Travel through History by Group
First Nations Peoples (American Indians and Alaska Natives)
African Americans
Asian Americans
Latino Americans
Social Work Practice with Gays and Lesbians of Color: Universal Cultural Competence Practice Themes and Skills
Racial and Sexual Identity Processes
Negotiating Conflicting Allegiances
Acculturative Stress and Value Conflicts
Immigration Issues
Social Work Practice Skills
Empowerment-Oriented Reframing: Micro Practice
Meso/Macro Practice and Social Justice
Summary
Case Examples
Reflections on Culturally Competent Practice
Some Reflections on Culturally Competent Practice
The Meaning of Cultural Competence
Social Context
Goal Striving
The Cultural Competence Framework
Cultural Awareness
Knowledge Acquisition
Skill Development
Inductive Learning
Diversity Groups
Social Work and Cultural Competencies
Preliminary Research Results on Self-Assessment Tests
Self-Assessment Instruments
Social Work Cultural Competencies Self-Assessment Posttest
Social Work Cultural Competencies with Diverse Groups of Color and Social and Economic Justice Posttest
Closing Thoughts
References
Index

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