Cultural Competence In Social Work

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Diversity is important in social work because it allows social workers to help a wider audience of people and communities outside of their own. As a social worker, one must expect that they will encounter clients that have a different culture, ethnicity, race, gender, religion beliefs, etc. then what the social worker is used to. This can be related to cultural competence in social work. Cultural competence is the capability to work effectively with people from different backgrounds. Diverse social work settings gives people an opportunity to come together and work towards the same goal: improving the overall quality of life for all people regardless of culture. In order to encourage diversity in a social work profession, I make sure that clients

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