Cross-cultural work cannot be avoided in the field of Human Services. In addition, there is a growing population of culturally diverse groups. Think about how you are going to prepare to work with clients whose culture or ethnicity you are unfamiliar with. Perhaps you have no knowledge of a specific culturally diverse group or you focus too much on how different the group is from your own resulting in stereotypes of the group.
Please respond to the following:
- In Chapter 3 in your textbook Hay’s Addressing Framework is presented as an assessment for cross-cultural service delivery. Discuss how each of the ten identity dimensions of the framework can impact your cross-cultural work with clients. Provide specific examples for each.
- In your cross-cultural work with South Asian Americans, what are some family and cultural values you should consider?
- What factors influence how South Asian Americans seek help and common problems brought into the helping relationship?