Cultural diversity is defined as the cultural differences that exist amongst people of specific regions, countries, continents and across the globe. Cultural diversity means that people from different culturally diverse areas can maintain their cultural heritage without discrimination or prejudice from others (Diller, 2011). The concept of cultural diversity was brought forward as a positive concept that encourages people not to hide their cultural identities but to embrace and retain these cultural influences. Cultural diversity comes forth in different areas such as language, mode of dressing, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and personal values among others. Traditionally, when cultural and racial discrimination was rife, most people felt it necessary to discard their cultural backgrounds and adopt a more acceptable lifestyle.
Additionally, that is why helping undocumented immigrants is significant because they are generally afraid to voice their opinions because of the language barriers. Growing up in a Hispanic household gave me first hand experience on what it is like being from a different country, and not knowing the best of English. Immigrants face daily issues, from being afraid to speak on abuse, or accessing services in fear of deportation. For example, I would want to advocate for Hispanic mothers and children who have experienced abuse. My empathy towards this group started because of my personal history with an abusive father who suffered from alcoholism.
Ruth is really hard to like especially when we as reader see what's really going on with Dawn and what she's going through. Ruth always turns to Barbra thinking that one of these times something will change. I really think that that's a bad idea and she shouldn't do that. If i were Ruth and i kept getting nervous calls concerning a child i would try to do so much more than give the mother another chance. Dawn almost killed herself because of her mother not being there for her and loving her like normal parents would do for their children.
“Anything that has meaning to a person can be viewed as a cultural resource”. (McLeod, J. 2015). As a novice counsellor I have personally encountered the difficulties of encouraging clients to access their own cultural resources, mainly due to them viewing me as the expert and them being unaware of the fact that they can have agency and their own preferences within the counselling relationship. Another difficulty to overcome is to help the client realise that they can have access to these resources, but have not been in a frame of mind which would enable this, due to their specific issues in daily life.
It states appropriate action to protect the rights of children that you believe are at risk with regards to national and local policies, however a growing organisation such as the (sosta) a policy on safeguarding would be deemed important to maintain the same standards though out members given both therapists guidance and client confidence in the organisation. (NSPCC, 2018). The consequence of not having a policy allows for therapist to decide what is and is not appropriate so a decision on allowing assessment without an parent could occur which could lead to implication if the minor was asked to expose themselves too much for assessment purposes. However, having a policy in place give less freedom for therapist to adapt to every situation and client treatment in accordance with his or her knowledge also when the safeguarding policy changes it would need to be amended according, then the therapist
Generally, as already mentioned, age old traditions restrict the activities of the women folk within the four walls of the house. Such traditions are still being followed in India even after so many years of independence. At a time, when we constantly talk about empowering women and girls, CRH thought of including Golibar under the PIE project, which tries to bring about women empowerment through providing them with life skills development training. However, bringing the women of the community together was itself a problem. Each women being individualistic in nature often had individual opinions about things, each of them had their own set of problems and explanations for not turning up for weekly area meetings for forming SHGs.
One should protect their culture vehemently. It’s part of our personal and social binding fabrics built off our values and norms. If we do not protect our cultures from outside or internal attacks we risk losing our identities to what we believe and who we project we are. We share common norms and values with other cultures beginning the development of the bonds of trust. But there are limits that cannot be compromised.
In terms of multicultural issues, an important goal is to help individuals identify and pursue their subjectively meaningful path toward multicultural maturity. However, some people from Latino and Asian cultures, tend to want more direct or advice that is immediate rather than gradual from therapy. It may not be appropriate for cultures that are family or group oriented as it stress individual empowerment and individual decision making rather than group decision making. Some criticisms of person centered therapy is that it is not useful for clients who are in a crisis and require directive therapeutic interventions. It’s unrealistic to expect constant unconditional positive regard, as most things in life are conditional.
Due to the really different backgrounds and cultures among us, some people may think that they should protect their own cultures so that they do not listen to others’ opinions. This is normal phenomenon because nobody wants their culture being offended. If we cannot properly deal with cultural diversity, it may influence the relationship and trust building among people. Additionally, if we visit to other countries, it is better to respect and follow their cultural norms and rules so that we will not give a bad image or impression to the local people. Otherwise, it may cause conflicts between people which is not good for promoting cultural diversity.