Topic 2: Cultural Competency in Practice and Research
Describe the environmental influences on your selected community (food infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, recreational facilities, etc.). How are these environmental influences affecting the mental and physical health in your community? (50-75 words)
What is the culture (ethics, values, customs, traditions, religious practices, etc.) of your community? (50-75 words)
Next, explain how the environment and culture in your community are affecting your target population/client. (50-75 words)
For example, if the target population or client is dealing with obesity, one would explain how the fast food infrastructure, lack of recreational facilities, and culture (food preparation, festivities, customs, traditions, etc.) in the community affect this population or client.
Explain how the selected social issue affects your community. What risk factor might be driving patterns and behaviors related to your selected social issue? (75-100 words)
Next, use the Strategic Prevention Framework to guide you in assessing your community.
Although you will not be able to utilize all the information presented in the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), you will be able to use it as a guide. Summarize the Cultural Competence step in the SPF (50-75 words):
How will you utilize this information when planning your proposal? (50-75 words)
Describe the characteristics and resources of your selected community (schools, faith-based resources, health and human service providers, etc.). Explain if these resources are easily accessible or not. (50-75 words)
Who are the stakeholders (police, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, universities, etc.) in your community?
How can you, as a social worker, engage stakeholders in your community to help prevent the social issue that affects your community? What are the benefits to stakeholders for participating in your proposed program? (75-100 words)
Lastly, after reading about Cultural Competence , citing two scholarly sources, explain how the culture of the community (ethics, values, customs, traditions, religious practices, religion, income level, education levels, geographical location, or professions) can be involved in all areas of preventing your selected social problem. (150-200 words).