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Cultural Competence in Process and Practice: Building Bridges, 1st edition

  • Juliet C. Rothman

Published by Pearson (February 20th 2007) - Copyright © 2008

1st edition

Cultural Competence in Process and Practice: Building Bridges

ISBN-13: 9780205500697

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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.

Table of contents

                             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 S

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