Tag Archives: ethnicity

Multicultural Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Identity

In the past 30 years, the United States has undergone an unprecedented and accelerated growth in the diversity of its population. These changes affect all elements of our society, underscoring the need for an informed and knowledgeable public that can understand, respect, and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds. To foster further dialogue and insight into these issues, NASW Press ... Read More »

“She can’t fight ’cause she acts white”: Identity and coping for girls of color in middle school

In middle schools girls struggle to define themselves in relationship to a new and larger school environment and a more diverse group of peers. This is particularly challenging for girls of color: their devaluation in society due to being female is compounded by their devaluation due to being a person of color. In middle school students often find themselves separated ... Read More »

“Examing Cultural Competence in Health Care: Implications for Social Workers”

It’s well established that ethnic and racial minorities bear experience a disproportionate amount of negative health outcomes; this phenomenon is known as “health disparities”. Given that health disparities among ethnic minority groups have been partly attributed to cultural differences between patients and providers, there is an ongoing concerted effort to develop and implement culturally competent health interventions at both the ... Read More »

NASW Statement On Foster Care and Adoptions

Social workers advocate for creating homes for all children in foster care The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports a child welfare policy designed to provide the best care for all children in need of foster care and adoption services. Presently, there are more than 500,000 children in foster care and a disproportionate number of these children are African-American. ... Read More »