Week 6 Discussion Response - Provide your definition of cultural competence My definition of cultural competence is having the knowledge and

Week 6 Discussion Response - Provide your definition...

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Provide your definition of cultural competence. My definition of cultural competence is having the knowledge and experience to understand and work with someone from another culture. The prior knowledge that a social worker possesses of a client's culture does not mean that social workers are the subject matter expert on their client's culture; however, they should demonstrate their ability to accept learning more about that person's culture. Explain how this is similar or different to the Kirst-Ashman and Hull textbook describe cultural competence. According to (Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2018, p. 469), "Cultural competence is the ability to apply knowledge and skills to social work practice with diverse groups. Cultural competence includes specific knowledge about an individual's culture, valuing of sensitivity to cultural differences, awareness of the pattern of oppression experienced by those cultures, and the skill to utilize culturally appropriate interventions" (Lum, 2011; NASW, 2007). My understanding of cultural competence is similar to (Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2018). I understood that a social worker needs

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