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own identity and other minority groups.   A large cultural diversity that alienates minorities from mainstream in the US is language.  Especially if English is a second language and they don’t feel comfortable they are strong  speakers. Many schools have a strong Spanish speaking population, the article by Colombo  created games, storytelling and activities in both languages.(Colombo, 2007) Helping  students strengthen their ability to communicate with confidence.     Teasley, M. L. (2005). Perceived Levels Of Cultural Competence Through Social Work Education And Professional Development For Urban School Social Workers. Journal of Social Work Education, 41 (1), 85-98. doi:10.5175/jswe.2005.200300351  
Colombo, M. W. (2007). Developing Cultural Competence: Mainstream Teachers and Professional Development. Multicultural Perspectives,9 (2), 10-16. doi:10.1080/15210960701386236   Reply Quote Email Author Hide 4 replies Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 1 month ago Mohammad Tirmazi WALDEN INSTRUCTOR MANAGER   RE: Discussion 1 - Week 2 COLLAPSE Ms. Zimmerman Thank you for an insightful post about the importance of cultural competence. How does the article you read support the culturally competent skills you mentioned? Did the article provide some skills or have a view of what cultural competence is and how it plays out in social work practice with the populations you selected? Prof. Tirmazi Reply Quote Email Author Hide 1 reply Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 1 month ago
Access the profile card for user: Kristin Zimmerman Kristin Zimmerman RE: Discussion 1 - Week 2 COLLAPSE Professor Tirmazi, In the Teasley article I learned about the need for post graduate development for being culturally competant with african american students. This way ccreating skills that would help interactions with that cultural group through helping children find their own identity and being open to each child's cultural identity. In the Colombo article I learned the about the skill of working with children who speak spanish and helping other languages through game playing in both their language and english, and story telling. Reply Quote Email Author Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 1 month ago
Access the profile card for user: Roxanne Tracy Roxanne Tracy RE: Discussion 1 - Week 2 COLLAPSE Kristin, I think the barrier for you regarding working with elementary school aged children would really be a matter of lack of education on development of children. For example, I do not have children and I really am not around children very often. I have studied childhood development, and of course it was most informative. I believe a barrier for me would be my lack of immersion with children. For you, that barrier could exist as well if say, you did not have children or had not been exposed to children. On top of that a social worker would most certainly have to be as educated as possible on cultural differences, competency and sensitivity. The world is becoming

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