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A social worker must know African American social economic status, education level, beliefs and values, and communalism culture and value of interpersonal relationships to assist my family effectively.
A social worker without cultural awareness lacks cross-cultural knowledge required to serve African Americans efficiently, fail in self-awareness for not appreciating multicultural identities, fails in service delivery and is unable to make appropriate referrals for their diverse clients, and lacks cross cultural skills needed to accept and remain open to cultural differences.
The culture of my client is African American female (Para.1). African Americans value families only that they are hierarchical and dominated by males. When tracing relatives, both the father and mother’s kin are acknowledged although more emphasis is patrilineal. No social classes are known within this culture despite variations in wealth, privileges, and individual achievements.
Single parenthood is common amongst African Americans. From Brenna, it is clear she has been raised by a single parent, her biological mother (Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, 2014). As a 15 year old teenage girl, Brenna was sexually assaulted by her mother’s boyfriend and chased out of her home to live in a homeless shelter after prolonged challenges.
It is also clear that African American adolescent girls are vulnerable to sexual assault with little support from parents especially in low socioeconomic status families. Consequently, it is hard to successfully graduate from high school due to teenage pregnancies.
The two criteria that define competence in social work include evidence-based practice and building of partnerships. The social worker (Social Work Policy Institute, 2010)and the client have to work together to identify feasible aspects, the