NASW Standards-CulturallyCompetentPrac-notes

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NASW Standards for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice (Prepared by the NASW National Committee on  From www.socialworkers.org Introduction Standards based on the policy statement "Cultural Competence in the Social Work Profession" published in Social  with the ethical responsibility to be culturally competent.  represented by diverse client populations" (NASW, 2000b, p. 61). The United States is constantly undergoing major demographic changes. The 1990 to 2000 population growth was  complexities associated with cultural diversity in the United States affect all aspects of professional social work  practice requiring social workers to strive to deliver culturally competent services to an ever-increasing broad range  immediate environments (Norton, 1978). Social workers using a person-in-environment framework for assessment  the world around them. diversity is taking on a broader meaning to include the sociocultural experiences of people of different genders,  the social work literature in the past few years points to the range of potential content areas that require culturally  as well as for white people; the interrelationship among class, race, ethnicity, & gender; working with low-income  families; working with older adults; the importance of religion & spirituality in the lives of clients; the development 
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SOCIAL WOR -- taught by Professor -- during the Spring '08 term at Abilene Christian University.

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