Cultural competence and cultural humility are central in engaging and communicating with community members and leaders. Provide your own definition of cultural humility in the context of public health. How does your definition compare to the points made about cultural humility in the Topic Material entitled “Reflections on Cultural Humility”? In addition to cultural humility, describe one other principle necessary when communicating public health content to engage communities to act. Describe a real example of this principle in action..
Sustainable community health strategies in economically diverse communities constitute the goal of public health. An international perspective is helpful to consider the diverse cultural beliefs, social systems, and values that make up a community. True transformation happens from within the community and includes intentional focus on the whole person and surrounding influences. Asset-based community development (ABCD) is an approach used to help facilitators focus on community assets rather than only discussing problems and needs. Evaluate and critique the ABCD approach. Is it realistic to think that poor communities have existing and unrecognized assets that can lead to economic opportunities? Discuss two benefits and two challenges when it comes to the effectiveness of ABCD in mobilizing communities for development.
Read Chapter 5 in For the Love of God: Principles and Practice of Compassion in Missions.
Read “Connecting Communities and Complexity: A Case Study in Creating the Conditions for Transformational Change,” by Durie and Wyatt, from Critical Public Health (2013). URL:https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsbl&AN=RN330816879&site=eds-live&scope=site
Read “Cultural Humility: Measuring Openness to Culturally Diverse Clients,” by Hook, Davis, Owen, Worthington, and Utsey, from Journal of Counseling Psychology (2013). URL:https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.338261279&site=eds-live&scope=site
Read “Reflections on Cultural Humility,” by Waters and Asbill, from American Psychological Association CYF News (2013). URL: http://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/newsletter/2013/08/cultural-humility.aspx
Read “Tyranny/Transformation: Power and Paradox in Participatory Development,” by Christens and Speer, from Forum: Qualitative Social Research (2006). URL: http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/91/189
Read “A Basic Guide to ABCD Community Organizing,” by McKnight, located on the DePaul University website. URL: https://resources.depaul.edu/abcd-institute/publications/publications-by-topic/Documents/A%20Basic%20Guide%20to%20ABCD%20Community%20Organizing(3).pdf
Read “Wholistic Worldview Analysis: Understanding Community Realities,” by Jayakaran (2007), located on the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) website. URL: http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/G02908.pdf
Read “Participatory Analysis for Community Action (PACA) Training Manual,” from the Peace Corps Information Collection and Exchange, Publication No. M0053(2007), located on the Peace Corps website. URL: http://files.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/library/PACA-2007.pdf
Read “Empowering Communities: Participation Techniques for Community-Based Programme Development: Volume 2: Participant’s Handbook,” by De Negri, Thomas, Ilinigumugabo, Muvandi, and Lewis(1998), located on the Participatory Methods website. URL:http://www.participatorymethods.org/sites/participatorymethods.org/files/Empowering%20communities_de%20Negri.pdf
Read “Generic Processes of Appreciative Inquiry,” located on The Center for Appreciative Inquiry website.URL: https://www.centerforappreciativeinquiry.net/more-on-ai/the-generic-processes-of-appreciative-inquiry/
Watch “Appreciative Inquiry,” by Townsin (2013), located on the YouTube website. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzW22wwh1J4
Read “Ten Seed Technique,” by Jayakaran, located on the Dr. Ravi Jayakaran website. URL: http://ravijayakaran.com/home.htm
Read “Toolkit,” from the Asset-Based Community Development Institute, located on the DePaul University website.URL: https://resources.depaul.edu/abcd-institute/resources/Pages/tool-kit.aspx
Read “Open Questions,” by Goetzman, located on the Global Learning Partners, Inc. website.