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2013

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Culture

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Cultural Competence In School Social Work: A Personal And Professional Learning Curve, Michelle Gloria Baltus Jan 2013

Cultural Competence In School Social Work: A Personal And Professional Learning Curve, Michelle Gloria Baltus

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

As the nation grows more diverse and the numbers of American youth with mental illness climb, the importance of culturally responsive school social work practice is critical. Research suggests cultural competence is a fluid concept but one that improves service and client outcomes. Studies link cultural competence to licensure levels and practice experience, as well as primary social work competencies. Studies also indicate practitioners consider professional development and a supportive school environment to aid in cultural competency efforts, while societal influences and personal lack of knowledge and self-awareness can impede the process. This study obtained primary data from a purposive ...


The Hmong Community: Acculturation And Utilization Of Domestic Violence Services, Hlee Moua Jan 2013

The Hmong Community: Acculturation And Utilization Of Domestic Violence Services, Hlee Moua

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

This study examined the cultural beliefs surrounding domestic violence of those in the Hmong community and the role of acculturation and how these affect the utilization of domestic violence services. Domestic violence is an issue in many communities but often hidden or not spoken of in the Hmong community. Some of the overarching themes that have been identified to play a role in domestic violence in the Hmong community include various cultural norms, such as patriarchal values, traditional gender roles, and the value of family, with the addition of acculturation difficulties. A mixed method study was facilitated using the General ...