Little Haiti Community Analysis Social workers have an obligation to continually evaluate the community around them and advocate for any change that would benefit society as a whole or the specific clients being served. This writer chose to study the demographics, assets, and gaps for the community of Little Haiti, located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. History, Location, and Demographics of Little Haiti According to Sohmer, Jackson, Katz, and Warren (2005), the city of Miami which was once the province of the white middle class, began to have a strong Haitian presence by the 1980’s. The population of Haitian individuals was highly concentrated around the Edison/Little River area, which then was christened with the name “Little Haiti”.
Introduction This paper will discuss and analyze the healthcare system in Haiti on an economic, social, political and demographic point of view. Also, how does the healthcare system impact the family and how it affects the elderly and the community. I chose to discuss on Haiti healthcare system because it ranked one of the worse healthcare systems in the world and the information I gathered was rather interesting. A healthcare system is an organization which consists of healthcare professionals, other staff and resources that work together to deliver care to the community or target population.
Have you ever wondered how effective the international aid agencies are in reducing poverty in Haiti? Do you think these international agencies are helping in reducing poverty in Haiti? Data on poverty and inequality in Haiti show that in 2001, 56 percent of the Haitian population (4.4 million persons of a total population of 8.1 million) was under the extreme poverty line of US$1 PPP per person, per day. International Monetary Fund 2008, estimated that for every ten persons, 7.6 are considered poor; that is, they do not obtain US$2 PPP per person, per day, and that 40 percent of the poorest population groups have access to only 5.9 percent of total income, while the most affluent 20 percent control 68 percent of this income. International agencies have been giving Haiti aid long before the 7.0 earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Hispaniola in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010.
Anderson and McFarlane (2004) defined community assessment as a process; it is the act of becoming acquainted with a community (p.169). Community Assessment is similar to a physical assessment of a person because one has to review the history, examine all areas thoroughly, and report problem areas encountered. The community that was assessed was Little Haiti. The main method used in learning about the neighborhood was observation. Observing the community allows the viewer to examine the community from both an outsider and an insider’s perspective.
Haitian Vs Americans Culture According to Samuel Lagerlof “Culture is what remains when that which has been learned is entirely forgotten” (as cited in Usunied,1996, p.94). Every single country in the world possesses his own culture no culture is more important than another. They’re just different. However, Haiti’s culture differs from the United States in three major points; Values, religion, and norms.
The earthquake in Haiti was devastating for many reasons. However, I am only going to focus on one main issue, Haiti’s building infrastructure. The homes that were built in Haiti were unstable due to the cheap materials that were used. After the earthquake many families lost their homes and family members due to the lack of efficient building of homes. In America, the government has set up regulations that constructors has to follow in order to continue building.
USA And Haiti culture is a way of life of a group of people the behaviors values, and symbols that they accept. people have always been identified by their cultures. Most of people leave their country to go to another one they usually adopt to the new culture. leaving your culture have many reasons such as lack of insecurity, education and economy it is very sad when people leave their native countries and never come back.in order to pursues their dreams these problems are everywhere in the world not only in poor but also in rich countries. For of too many people in some countries, the insecurities arte incontrollable.
According to Merrian Webster Dictionary, culture is a way of life and how we look at things (1828). It is easy to say that in this world divided by so many countries, it would be obvious that our cultures are different. From an American point of view, one of our neighboring countries that culture may seem so taboo to us is Haiti. Different is different but not like Haiti. From what they eat and how they work, makes up the cultural difference that we as Americans may seem as different.
The culture of Haiti is a diverse mixture between African and European cultures. Haiti culture was based on the French settlement in Haiti. Other cultures that influenced Haitian culture were Spanish Imperialism and people from the Caribbean. Some traditional holidays are Independence Day, which unlike the United States, is celebrated on the first of January. On January 2nd Haitians also celebrate Hero’s Day also known as Ancestors Day.
“We don’t like them, they need to go back to their own country, they taking over ours”, this is just one of the many comments offered when asked to describe the attitude towards Haitians or Haitian Bahamians in The Bahamas. Although the Bahamas has a huge populace of migrants, with Jamaicans, Chinese, Cubans, and Greeks being some of the nationalities that currently reside in the Bahamas, Haitians are the group of people who have become branded as the ‘other’ in Bahamian society. The main focus of this paper will be on how the stigma of being classified as Haitian; developed by William Fielding and his colleges in the paper The Stigma of Being ‘Haitian’ in the Bahamas, as well as how being defined as the ‘other’; a theory conceptualized by
In Haiti at least 50 percent of the population don’t go to school! People in Haiti also only make about 1,800 a year. (Brown and Smith). In The Giver by Lois Lowry The society is a welcoming society. They each have jobs and make money and enough money to feed their families and live in homes.