Assignment: Video Journal – Exploring Cultural Humility and Developing Cultural Awareness
As a social worker, you may not often have the ability to select your clients. Social workers must be able to work within a variety of cross-cultural settings and possess the skills to provide focused interventions to diverse populations. As a Walden student, you will often be asked to reflect on culturally sensitive approaches and ways that you would apply them to specific situations.
By Day 7
Submit, using Kaltura Media, a 5- to 7-minute video in which you respond to the following:
Part A: Introduction
Provide an innovative introduction of yourself. Include your name and any interesting background information related to your ethnicity and/or any other aspects of your identification. In your introduction, describe a diverse population that you would like to work with or that you currently work with.
Part B: Definitions and Applications
In social work education and practice, you will often encounter a variety of definitions. Below, you will find twelve words associated with the concept of diversity and difference in practice. For this section, provide a working definition for two of the following terms. Then, describe how a vulnerable/diverse population might experience the word that you have selected. For example, you may select “Marginalization.” You will discuss how a specific population has experienced this. Be specific.
Bias Oppression Marginalization Ethnicity Gender Identity and Expression Privilege Social Justice Cultural Awareness Diversity Intersectionality Cultural Humility Empathy
Part C: Developing Cultural Humility:
As you consider your future path in the profession, what are some strategies that you would incorporate to develop your own sense of cultural humility to ensure culturally respectful practice? Discuss two practical strategies.
It is highly recommended that you write a script before recording your video. A good guide for translating the length of your written script into video time is about 135 words per minute.