Based on your readings this week, analyze and determine the most culturally competent manner in which you might respond to a family of a different culture as a human service professional. Think of what “family” means to you and how it might be different from clients you might encounter. Discuss these topics in 250-300 words as well as any issues that might enhance or impede your effectiveness related to similarities and/or differences. Support your comments with two references and respond to at least two of your classmates.
Human service professionals dealing with families from different cultural background needs these professionals to examine their cultural backgrounds. Indulging in this kind of assessment allows workers to increase their awareness of personal assumptions, stereotypes, and biases towards this family. While dealing with such families, social workers need to exhibit self-awareness to understand how cultural values and beliefs mean to this particular family. It is also vital to reflect on the power of language because this helps in empowering people.