Racial Identity Models

Racial Identity Models Read pages 70-86, where the texts describes the various racial identity models and discuss your own identity and what influences impacted how you see yourself in relation to these models and your stage of personal cultural development.  What biases and prejudices do you have yet to address or confront in order to elevate your level of professional practice and multicultural competency?  Write your response in 250-300 words, supporting your comments with two references Family & Culture

Refer to readings on pages 115 – 124 to analyze and determine the most culturally competent manner in which you might respond to a family of a different culture as a human service professional.  Think of what “family” means to you and how it might be different from clients you might encounter.  Discuss these topics in 250-300 words as well as any issues that might enhance or impede your effectiveness related to similarities and/or differences.  Support your comments with two references HHS320 Instructor Guidance Week 2 Overview Image retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/leerosetta/nais-pocc-2011-identity-development-workshopWelcome to Week Two! This week we will evaluate some of the cultural, racial, and ethnic identity development theories—beginning with a historical look back at some of the early theories before moving forward in time to review some of the contemporary models. We will also evaluate how individual development in its complexity impacts interactions with others both similar and different from one’s self.

In Chapter 4, you will likely find it helpful to focus your reading on the identity models that allow you to examine them in relation to your own self-identity. This information will be utilized as you share your insights in this week’s written assignment and discussions. Refer to Table 4.1 Stage of Various Cultural Identity Models (p.71) for a helpful conceptual overview of the cultural models being presented throughout the chapter. Another tip: Narrative 3.1: The Story of Timothy (p.91-2) is a great example for your assignment due this week. In Chapter 6, focus your attention on analyzing the diverse cultural family structures and explore Exercise 6.3 Assessing my Family Background and Experience (p.124) for further understanding of your own self-concept development and community connections.While it is no surprise that people have multiple identities as in the images below, Image retrieved from https://yzoedesign.wordpress.com/tag/multiple-identities/  Image adapted from http://edtheory.blogspot.com/2015/02/applying-intersectionality-theory-to.htmlwhy do you think some struggle with the concept of individuals having multiple ethnic identities? Nishime (2012) provides a case study of the term “Cablinasian” and links historical and contemporary narratives of multiethnicity. She argues that “Cablinasian” is a method of critique and explores the possibilities of an alternative and contestatory language of multiethnic nomenclature. Ready or not, we live in an “i” world: iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod, iCloud, iMessage, iFit, iHeartRadio, iStation, iWatch. We reject other’s programming and create our own playlists to listen to what we want when we want. Human being are reclaiming the right to reinvent themselves when a previous career or identity no longer suits them, and they are claiming the right to name themselves rather than accept names others give to them or impose on them. Humans are putting the “I” back in “Identity”. What are the implications of this on your current and/or future profession?  An Example of Self-Reflection on One’s Identity DevelopmentAs you think about how you might answer Discussion 1, you might find it helpful to review Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee’s slideshow (Links to an external site.) “I Learned Who I Was When…Identity Development” at http://www.slideshare.net/leerosetta/nais-pocc-2011-identity-development-workshop.Family: A Chinese Perspective

As you reflect on the readings, consider your concept of “family.” What does family mean to you? Do all of your friends, acquaintances, coworkers, and neighbors have the same concept of family? The video Home and Family (Links to an external site.), available in the AU Library Films on Demand database, demonstrates the nuances of the Chinese language through talking about family. This brief, 15-minute program illustrates practical techniques for talking about home life and family connections in Chinese. Cultural topics include: young people in Beijing and their opinions about traditional values, festivities at a country wedding, socializing at family gatherings, and the influence of Western trends on Chinese families and relationships (Sprent, 2004).The Importance of Understanding Identity as a Multiculturally Competent Human Services Professional

This week as you read through the various identity models (pp.70-80), you might find yourself reflecting on what stages and models seems to apply best to you and how this information might influence your human services profession. However, even more important than labeling yourself in a particular stage, reflect on your changes over time and through different experiences. Ethnicity and self-concept development is a lifelong process (multicultural lifework), and there may be many cultural issues involved when referring to your own self-assessment or your clients’ stage within these models. This is where self-consciousness and identity are helpful towards this development. Schmidt (2006) states “self-consciousness gives the person an identity from which to behave” (p.90). This awareness provides further understanding of yourself on how you developed your own thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes. It also provides a way to understand other cultures and develop cultural sensitivities. It is essential to have an awareness of diverse family cultures as this can be beneficial to your human services profession. We are all born into families; however, those particular circumstances and experiences we face are what influence our identity and belief systems. As our textbook author noted, “Cultural and ethnic beliefs are influential factors in family processes and subsequently in a person’s self-concept development” (Schmidt, 2006, p.112). Another Perspective: Aversive Racism/Aversive “XYZ”-ism

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