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Caribbean Americans  

Marcia Bayne-Smith and Annette M. Mahoney

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The diverse group of people referred to as Caribbean Americans come from the Circum-Caribbean region, which includes the island nations of the Caribbean Sea and the nations of Central ... More

Cultural Competence  

Terry L. Cross

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Jun 2013
Cultural competence emerged as a concept in the 1980s, took form as a set of organizational, educational, advocacy, policy, and practice constructs in the 1990s, and has since matured into ... More

Cultural Competency in Mental-Health Services  

Jun Sung Hong and Wynne Sandra Korr

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Jun 2013
Since the 1980s, cultural competency has increasingly been recognized as a salient factor in the helping process, which requires social-work professionals to effectively integrate cultural ... More

Cultural Equity and the Displacement of Othering  

Rhea Almeida

This article proposes social equity as a paradigm to guide social work practice and education. “Cultural equity” encompasses the multiplicity of personal, social, and institutional ... More

Cultural Institutions and the Arts  

Lorraine Gutiérrez and Mark Creekmore

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The arts and cultural institutions can be powerful resources for promoting the development of individuals and communities. Social work agencies and cultural institutions share similar ... More

Cultural Competence and Critical Consciousness in Social Work Pedagogy  

Ronald O. Pitner and Izumi Sakamoto

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Aug 2016
For social workers, developing cultural competence is a necessary hallmark for interacting with our increasingly diverse and complex world. Developing cultural competence, however, ... More

Culturally Competent Practice  

Doman Lum

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry defines cultural competence and culturally competent practice and focuses on cultural awareness, knowledge acquisition, skill development, and inductive learning as key ... More

Culture and Identity in Generic Social Work  

Ramona W. Denby and Allison Bowmer

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Nov 2013
The notion of culture, while vast, is often conceptualized through an examination of gender, race, and ethnicity; class and economics; religion; sexual orientation; and even age. Culture ... More

Demographics  

Gunnar Almgren and Ji Young Kang

This entry provides a brief overview of the field of social demography, the components of population change, projections for future population growth, and recent transformations in ... More

Direct Social Work Practice  

Joseph Walsh

Direct social work practice is the application of social work theory and/or methods to the resolution and prevention of psychosocial problems experienced by individuals, families, and ... More

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