Cultural Sensitivity in the Workplace and Community

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  • Choose a local human or social services agency that you are familiar with and find at least one possible violation of the agency’s guidelines with respect to cultural sensitivity.
  • Consider the following questions as you review the agency’s guidelines:
    • Are there professionals who come from the same ethnic groups served?
    • Are professionals given training on self-reflection in order to be aware of potential bias or or imposing their own values?
    • Are alternative healing practices needed and implemented?
    • How do the cultures in this community view mental health?
    • Are assessments biased in terms of worldview or linguistic accessibility?
    • Are interpreters available for all language groups?
    • Are there cultural differences in symptoms or disorders?
    • Are microaggressions evident?
    • Are services restricted based on religious principles?
    • Are there rules that may apply unequally between women and men?
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