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1

What is the rule for diversity questions?

If you identify a "diversity" question, choose a "diversity" answer

Questions include: Culture, Elderly, LGBTQ and Disabilities

2

What is cultural competence?

The ability to have awareness of one's own culture and knowing how to interact effectively with people of different cultures

3

What cultural traits are associated with Native Americans and Alaskan Natives?

1) Great RESPECT FOR ELDERS because they hand down traditions

2) SPIRITUAL HEALERS are traditional leaders (medicine man/shamans)

3) Value listening and COMFORTABLE WITH SILENCE

4) High degrees of SUICIDE AND ALCOHOLISM

5) AVOID EYE CONTACT as a SIGN OF RESPECT

4

What cultural traits are associated with Latino-Hispanics?

1) Mostly ROMAN CATHOLIC and EXTENDED FAMILY SYSTEM

2) Demonstrate SHAME WHEN SEEKING MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE

3) EXCESSIVE EMOTIONALITY when confronted with a crisis

5

What cultural traits are associated with Asian/Pacific Islanders?

1) Obligation to PARENTS and RESPECT for ELDERS

2) ELDERS are the FAMILY decision-makers

3) Resolve conflicts WITHIN the FAMILY

4) LESS Emotional expressiveness

5) Use ALTERNATIVE health methods / Ex: Coining, acupuncture, cupping and herbal remedies

6

What cultural traits are associated with the Elderly?

1) Remain PATIENT and RESPECTFUL - DO NOT USE AN AGGRESSIVE APPROACH

2) Address client with Mr. or Mrs. as a sign of RESPECT, especially if you are a younger social worker

3) FREQUENT APPOINTMENTS might be needed during the beginning of treatment-home visits

4) Respect elder's capacity for SELF-DETERMINATION if they are mentally alert

5) If the client has medical issues, RULE OUT MEDICAL FIRST BEFORE DECISION MAKING

7

What cultural traits are associated with gender identity clients/LGBTQ clients?

1) Be aware that LGBTQ clients FIRST HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR VALUES

2) Support the client in UNDERSTANDING THEIR OWN sexual orientation prior to sharing/opening up with family and friends

3) "Coming Out" to friends and family members is a stressful decision for clients

8

What cultural traits are associated with clients with disabilities (physical or mental)?

1) Explore the client's NEED FOR SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FIRST

2) Respect self-determination if mentally stable

3) DO NOT CHALLENGE clients who have a VERY LOW LEVEL of cognitive function