This paper will discuss how the theories and history of counseling impacted cultural groups. Therefore, it’s important to know the history and theories of counseling when it comes to culturally diverse groups. This knowledge helps understand better the effect and role that each cultural group plays within society. Counselors will be expected to work with culturally diverse groups in a professional and ethical way.
There’s various things that describes everyone, but there’s only a few things that make each and every one of us unique, which is, our cultural background. As far as cultural background, it defines the individual’s upbringing. The cultural background includes ones religion, race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, linguistic and values. These values can be shaped by family, friends, society, or authoritative level. This paper is a great way for one to define my identity or at least understand who I am.
Adopting a child of another race is of special interest, and should be carefully considered. Many questions regarding the background of minority children need to be answered before following through with an interracial adoption. For instance, Should minority-group children be adopted by parents of another race? Can the parents provide the racial and ethnic identity that children need to cope with racism? Are cultural experiences and racial identity important to the well being of a child? Are these children better off than they would be if left to live in the foster-care or institutional system? Does placing the child with the same race discriminate against the child? Will these children experience any long term disadvantages if adopted outside their race. As the study shows, many questions should be answered before considering a transracial adoption.
Numerous studies have been conducted on the need of cultural competency in the profession of speech-language pathology. To ensure correct diagnosis and appropriate services by speech-language pathologist, information and training should be made readily available. This paper examines the availability of culturally and linguistically diverse assessment and intervention information and training for speech-language pathologist.
"Being a [multiracial] adoptive family can be a culturally rich experience if the family chooses to embrace their diversity and seek out opportunities to expand their cultural horizons." (Kruger). Adoption is a very heartfelt subject that is shared all over the world. Interracial adoption is a type of adoption that has made itself more well-known across the nation. There are also many issues that have evolved with this topic such as being socially shunned for adopting outside of the designated race. The issues with interracial adoptions are the people, the history, and all of the racial differences that come along with interracial adoptions.
Multicultural psychology is "the systematic study of all aspects of human behavior as it occurs in settings where people of different cultural backgrounds encounter each other. Multiculturalism has been considered a "fourth force" in the field of psychology, supplementing behaviorism, psychodynamic theories, and humanistic psychology. It explores such topics as differences in worldviews and in means of communication; the acculturation process; stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination and racism; cultural identity development; and building multicultural competence" (Fhagen-Smith, 2010). Multicultural psychology attempts "to understand and to accurately represent the psychology
A child who is adopted is always a good thing, yet there are those who wish to return to the days of racial segregation when it comes to adoption. The “National Association of Black Social Workers, in 1972, likened whites adopting black children to ‘cultural genocide’” (Clemetson & Nixon, 2006, para 16), which is a completely racist view of how White people would poorly raise a Black child based solely on skin color. Their stance on interracial adoptions has changed somewhat in the last 40 years. The wording has been softened to a more politically palatable and sustainable “transracial adoption of an African American child should only be considered after documented evidence of unsuccessful same race placements has been reviewed and supported
Now there are some things to consider when it comes to adoption. One of these being that transracial adoptees do not always want to be adopted by people from a different race. Meaning that skin tone and ethnicity plays a factor in the adoption process. Many people question if placing an adoptee in the home of a different race family fits the need of the child, and in the long run that’s the main goal of adoption, fitting the needs of the child. This situation has become very common, and are not always bad. However, “Trans-racial adoption can have very good outcomes, but one issue keeps cropping up – and that’s a sense of loneliness and isolation, a sense of not belonging. Adoption is a new identity and when you get the added challenges of people
Interracial adoption has been a controversial issue for decades now. Segregation plays a big aspect when thinking about how problems with this concept started being portrayed. People believe that when you start to associate different races in a family, the racial identity of the children can start to diminish. However, it is understood that a transracially placed child, and a biracial child in particular, is in the best position to see the commonality between their race and their adoptive race and the barriers to communication, respect, and understanding between the two (Forde-Mazrui). If they are old enough to have been a part of and experienced life in their culture, they will be able to make connections between the two races. On the other hand, this all depends
Transracial adoption is has been a source a controversy for decades. Opponents of transracial adoption worry that the adopted children will struggle with racial identity and that it promotes “cultural genocide”, while those on the opposite spectrum of transracial adoption seem to take a position of being “color-blind” coupled with the idea that “all you need is love.” Transracial adoption is
Many of us have different ideas of when talking about culture. We define culture as one's behavior and beliefs that distinguish us between one group to another. Culture has been around for many centuries, modern human culture would have been differentiated with language, tools and weapons. The different genetic makeup for the population would also reflect the major differentiation in culture between the related groups. I believe culture started because of population growing and people trying to relate with one another with their own common lifestyles.
The United States is a multi-ethnic nation. In fact, according to the national census survey results, there are more than twelve races including whites, black Americans, American Indians, Chicanos (Mexican Americans) among many others in the US. With such a rich ethnic diversity, it calls for an equally rich ethnically diverse nursing workforce. An ethnically diverse workforce will, among other things, prove decisive in providing the best medical attention possible, increase efficiency in obtaining and disseminating crucial information and provide patients with options on the ways to attend to them (Huston, 2010). Furthermore, it will be important in enabling the nurses on call to undertake their duties with greater zeal due to the many options
I never thought that adopting a child from a different race would create a social dilemma for the children especially here in the U.S. I am planning to adopt children someday and I tried to look at on a couple of website for adopting a kids and I had no preference or whatsoever I was just looking at who was available in my area and I never thought that having an intention of just giving these children a better life is not enough to have them have a good life because if you are Asian and you adopt a black person and you don’t know the culture from the black community that person you adopt would feel lost and confused
Anthropologists have always had their discrepancies with the word culture and its background significance. There have been numerous definitions that have filtered through the field, yet not one that everyone can accept or agree with. Franz Boas, an anthropologist in the early 20th Century, and his students, had a difficult time figuring out the objective of what culture is. Culture is about learning and shared ideas about behaviour. Although Boas and his students had a slightly different idea in mind. They ultimately reached a conclusion, a definition of culture in their view that is a contradiction in terms. Boas sates that, “ culture was expressed through the medium of language but was not reducible to it;
1. Culture is perceived as a way of thinking that influences the behaviors of a group of people.