Working With African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinos
Use your Diversity, Oppression, and Social Functioning text to read the following:
- Chapter 6, “African Americans: Consequence of Discrimination,” pages 78–88.
- Chapter 8, “A Multi-Diversity Perspective on Latinos: Oppression and Social Functioning,” pages 108–123.
- Chapter 9, “Native Americans: Oppression and Social Work Practice,” pages 126–142.
Use the Capella University Library to read the following:
- Constantine, M. G. (2007). Racial microagressions against African American clients in cross-racial counseling relationships. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54(1), 1–16.
- Croff, R. L., Rieckmann, T. R., & Spence, J. D. (2014). Provider and state perspectives on implementing cultural-based models of care for American Indian and Alaska native patients with substance use disorders. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 41(1), 64–79.
- Rangel, D. E., & Valdez, C. R. (2017). A culturally sensitive approach to large-scale prevention studies: A case study of a randomized controlled trial with low-income Latino communities. Journal of Primary Prevention, 38(6), 627–645.
For this Discussion, your fellow learners have created a presentation that contextualizes practice with African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinos. After you view their presentation, use your post to discuss one or more of the following:
- What are the key factors that need to be addressed when working with African American clients? With Native American clients? With Latino clients?
- Are there similarities among these three groups?
- Are there similarities between any of these groups and the groups that you researched?
- How would you incorporate the key factors into your plan for working with clients from these groups?
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