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1Cultural CompetenceCultural CompetenceLatanya StephensWalden UniversitySeptember 20, 2020
2Cultural CompetenceCase Study and Social IssuesClaudia is 6 years old who is a U.S. citizen, but her parents are immigrates fromNicaragua (Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, 2014b). Claudia’s family struggles economically andalso struggling to obtain legal residency (Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, 2014b). Claudiawitnessed a mugging in her neighborhood and began to be very anxious and needy (Plummer,Makris, & Brocksen, 2014b).One of the social issues that Claudia and her family have is immigration status. Claudia’sparents have not been able to obtain legal residency (Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, 2014b). Herfather inconsistently finds work in manual labor and her mother only works 3 nights a week at anail salon (Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, 2014b). Another social issue is, Claudia’senvironment. Claudia and her parents live in an impoverished urban neighborhood with a risingcrime rate (Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, 2014b).Culturally Competent StrategiesA culturally competent strategy that could be used to assess the needs of children is theEmpowerment approach. Empowerment approach maintains that each person has strengths,skills, and talents that can enable the client to function positively and enhance his or her ownwell-being (Fong, 2009). A client is sometimes unable to achieve this potential because he or she

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