Culturally Competent Assessment of Diverse Populations wk 1

Culturally Competent Assessment of Diverse Populations wk 1

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Culturally Competent Assessment of Diverse Populations wk 1

To begin this week’s assignment, download the Cultural Self-Inventory from this week’s resources and answer all the questions to complete your own Cultural Self-Inventory. Submit your self-inventory along with the other parts of this week’s assignment.

Then, prepare a written response to the following:

Document your strengths in cultural competencies.
Explain any specific stereotypes, prejudices, or biases you identified.
Complete a Culturagram on a population that you are passionate about. You may use the same population you used in previous courses or you may choose a new population. You should complete the culturagram of the culture as a whole, NOT of a specific individual. Submit your Culturagram along with the other parts of your assignment.
Analyze how you might use the information from the Culturagram to engage and intervene with an individual member of this cultural group.
Using your answers from the Self-Assessment and Culturagram assessment, explain how you would become culturally competent in working with members of this cultural group.
Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.

Length: 3-4 pages, not including title and reference pages. Submit your self-inventory with your assignment.

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA 7 standards. Site everything

Sample Paper

Document your Strengths in Cultural Competencies

Some of my strengths in cultural competence include value for diversity and human differences; I value the differences that people from different cultures have and see them as a cause for celebration. I am well aware of my culture, ethnicity, and racial identity. I always value other cultures, and I’m open to sharing my culture with other people as a way to learn more about other people’s cultures. I always put myself in positions where I can learn about other cultures. I am aware of the different stereotypes that I hold against other cultures, and I’m aware of how my perspective affects my judgment of people from different cultures and have developed strategies to combat the stereotypes and beliefs that I have towards different cultures. I am also aware of how other cultural groups perceive people from my culture, and therefore when interacting with such individuals, I always try to be cooperative and portray myself as an ally for effective interaction.

Explain specific prejudices, biases or stereotypes identified

Some of the stereotypes I had about Hispanics include their origin; however, they actually have about 33 different countries of origin, each with a different set of culture and traditions. I used to view Hispanic males as naturally violent and less agreeable; however, I have learned that it is their tradition referred to as “machismo,” which requires men to be confident and requires them to express honor, strength, and emotional reserve. Hispanic women do not love traditional jobs and prefer to be stay-at-home mums; this is a prejudice I held; however, I learned that two-thirds of Hispanic women currently contribute to civilian labor in all fields. I also held stereotypes that Hispanics have larger families; however, currently, most of the younger Hispanic women now have an average of two children (Ortiz, 2020).

Complete a Culturagram on a population that you are passionate about.

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Analyze how you might use the information from the Culturagram to engage and intervene with an individual member of this cultural group.

When dealing with an individual from a different culture, it is important to understand the general environment in which they have been brought up since it determines how they prefer to relate with other people from different communities. Understanding the general rules of the community is important in ensuring that I use the appropriate language and show respect for what they hold in high regard. For example, I have learned that individuals from the Hispanic culture have high respect for their family members and the close friends of the family, and therefore when relating to them, it is important to acknowledge the need for them to consult their family members. Rather than requiring them to make decisions in haste, it would be important to allow them to have enough time to consult with other members of their families and make a unilateral decision (Danso, 2018). Males from Hispanic culture are considered violent and dominating, which at times limits their interactions with people from other communities; rather than avoid these traits during interactions, I would show my appreciation for their ability to communicate issues and opinions strongly. Members of these communities believe that spiritual forces mostly cause illnesses and diseases; this information can be used to engage the community and introduce a new perspective concerning the disease, for example, introduce to them the concept of micro-organisms in the environment, which causes most of the illnesses and diseases we encounter (Airhart-Larraga et al., 2021).

How you would become culturally competent in working with members of this cultural group

One can be culturally competent when working with Hispanics taking time to develop a relationship with the members of this community, since they prefer to first develop trust with people they interact with, for example, it would be important to learn about their specific origin rather than assuming they are just Latinos. Learning their language at least some formal phrases such as greeting would be important to create a rapport with Hispanics. When decisions are to be made, all the relevant family members need to be informed and their opinions considered. Therefore, enough time should be provided for the consultations—offering to provide interpreters to avoid confusion, especially where their English is limited (Airhart-Larraga et al., 2021).

References

Airhart-Larraga, S., Lloyd-Hazlett, J., & Purgason, L. L. (2021). Resilience Narratives of Hispanic Counselors in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research48(1), 15-30. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15566382.2020.1871260?casa_token

Danso, R. (2018). Cultural competence and cultural humility: A critical reflection on key cultural diversity concepts. Journal of Social Work18(4), 410-430. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1468017316654341

Ortiz, F. A. (2020). Self-actualization in the Latino/Hispanic culture. Journal of Humanistic Psychology60(3), 418-435. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0022167817741785