Spring 2024 SOWK 487w Week 05 - From Families to Groups and Culturally Competent Social Work Practice

A presentation at Heritage University at CBC Week 05 in in Pasco, WA 99301, USA by Jacob Campbell

In week five, we continue to talk about families, but move to try to understand them in the context of what it looks like across cultural identities and for LGBTQ families. Students read Asakura (2016), and we get the opportunity to talk through the social ecological framework of resilience that she describes for working with LGBTQ families. We also work on some practice activities related to genograms/eco-maps. Students will do an activity exploring various cultural identities and a strategy graphically representing cultural needs.

The agenda for this week is as follows:

  • Time to work on group presentation together
  • Considering Genograms/Eco-Maps
  • Social-Ecological Framework of Resilience
  • Activity to examine our judgments of others
  • Overviews of various cultural groups
  • Culturagrams