Discussion Week 6.docx - Week 6 Discussion Cultural competence is having the ability to understand an individual culture Eboni Logan is a 16 year old

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Week 6 Discussion Cultural competence is having the ability to understand an individual culture. Eboni Logan is a 16 year old biracial African-American Caucasian. She recently discovered that she was pregnant and was seeking counseling from the school social worker. At this present time, Eboni is confused about her choices. Prior to this pregnancy, she was planning on attending college where she would pursue a degree in nursing. Eboni realizes that she must reassess her goals and possibly career choices. The information Eboni presented to the social worker indicated that both her mother and her father suggested different alternatives for the pregnancy. Her mother supports having an abortion why her father upholds the position that abortion is murder. The challenges Eboni is dealing with at this point is teenage pregnancy and family disagreement. The skills I think are necessary for developing cultural competence as a social worker with Eboni is self-awareness and individualization skills. Yan, M. C., & Wong, Y. R. (2005) stated, “, social

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