Learning Goal: I’m working on a health & medical discussion question and need guidance to help me learn. Overview Activity Due Date Format Grading Percent Values Day 3 (1st post) Discussion 4 Nonverbal Communication Day 3 (1st post) Discussion 4 Internet Mental Health Issues Day 7 Assignment 10 Learning Outcomes This week students will: Discern the impact of Ethnic Diversity and Pluralism on the role of the helping professional. Analyze the use of Systems Theory as applied to working with people, families and groups. Distinguish the roles and aspects of verbal and nonverbal communication including electronic communication. Establish the characteristics and phases of the helping relationship. Introduction Welcome to Week Two! Last week, we explored some of the basics of the helping relationship; this week, we will look at the issue of working with clients of diverse backgrounds and how we can develop rapport with clients within the field. Our discussion forums this week will be dedicated to examining issues of non-verbal communication and values, and we will delve into our second written assignment for the course-discussing the use of the internet to facilitate mental health care. Go to top Required Resources TEXT Read the following from the text, Working with people: The helping process: Chapter 4: Working with Ethnic Diversity in a Pluralistic Society Chapter 5: Developing and Maintaining Communication with People Chapter 6: Establishing and Using Helping Relationships ARTICLES Griffiths, K., Farrrer, L., & Christiansen, H. (2007). Clickety-click: e-mental health train on track. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(2), 100-108. Retrieved from the Academic Search Premier database. Hyde, C. (2004). Multicultural development in human services agencies: Challenges and solutions. Social Work, 49(1), 7-16. Retrieved from the Academic Search Premier database. National Association of Social Workers. (2013). Code of ethics. Retrieved from https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of… Woodroffe, A., & Spencer, M. (2003). Culturally and ethnically diverse communities: Building blocks for working relationships. Child Welfare, 82(2), 169-183. Retrieved from the Academic Search Premier database. WEBSITES American Psychological Association. (http://www.apa.org) Contains information on code of ethics and policies on the use of the internet for mental health providers. National Association of Social Workers. (http://www.naswdc.org) Contains information on code of ethics and policies on the use of the internet for mental health providers. Go to top of page Question The authors of the course textbook state that “the single most important factors in working with ethnic diversity… (Is) values.” In a 250-300 word post, discuss the role values play in working with ethnic diversity and how can the Family Systems frame assist in overcoming misperceptions? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Genesis Robles Nov 21, 2021 at 7:58 PM The role values play in working with ethnic diversity is teaching the human service worker how to accommodate to people of different ethic backgrounds and beliefs. Values are whats considered to be things of worth and importance to an individual. That being said, as a human service worker, having open-mindedness should be a strong core value, as we will be dealing with people of all cultures and ethnicity’s and cannot be biased through our own opinions. Working in this field requires us to be considerate of all clients and their beliefs, values, ethnicity’s and cultures, therefore we must not judge others for what they feel or how they go about their lives. Also, working with ethnic diversity will introduce us to other customs and beliefs, possibly teaching us things in the process as well. When taking family systems into consideration to human services, it may be easier to solve issues families have with each other by taking each person’s thoughts and feelings into consideration. Misperceptions are simply misunderstandings, if a family is having misperceptions with each other, having family system therapy may relieve these misunderstandings by having the chance to hear everyone’s thought process as well as having a professional present to dissect the conversation and possibly explain what one is trying to communicate. When things are easily understood, its simple to overcome a disagreement, therefore these type of therapy sessions could be very useful in families who have a hard time with communicating with each other when disagreements and misperceptions arise. Donita Dent Nov 25, 2021 at 10:13 PM Week 2 Discussion 1 The role value plays in working in the human services field; one will encounter individuals from all walks of life that vary in ethnicity and culture. It is vital to treat everyone with the utmost respect, regardless of their religion or ethnic background. It’s always essential to remember that everyone is not the same. We are all different; we all encompass certain traditions, ways of doing things, and, most important, values. Gaining knowledge about a particular culture and understanding the person(s) you are dealing with will help the encounter smoothly. It also understands that your client’s values will differ from yours, and being culturally aware of it will help you provide the client’s care. It is also essential to understand the client’s values and incorporate the values instilled in you, the helping professional. Understanding cultural awareness is pertinent to helping others from different ethnicities and cultures. Cultural competence means that you know your own biases and reactions to people of religion or background different from yours. The Family Systems frame can assist in overcoming misperceptions by understanding what makes up the overall family structure. Specific components need to be taken into consideration when considering the family system frame. One part is communication efforts. Without communication in the family system, there is a loss of understanding and the family working together. Human Service professionals should inspire the family to work together and strengthen their bond. A strong family bond will help those in the family who are overcoming obstacles that come alone and challenges.
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November 28th, 2021