Chapter 4. Characteristics and Ethics in Providing Culturally Efficacious Services
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CHARACTERISTICS AND ETHICS IN PROVIDING CULTURALLY EFFICACIOUS SERVICES
We are the product of our ethnic and cultural consciousness, an identity that is empowered by the affirmation of who we are and our willingness to continue development.
In response to the changing demographics, this chapter addresses culturally efficacious problem-solving providers that may include: teachers, counselors, mentors, school psychologists, psychologists, and social workers. Cultural competency is presented as the underlying construct that supports the scaffold connection between care for self and others. Self-awareness is revisited to address the importance of culturally competent self-regulation and to introduce the concept of calibration—adjusting one’s own engagement style to that of the person one is working with. The importance of setting boundaries and defining service parameters, individually and within systems, is discussed with the ethical considerations in providing services and ensuring safety.
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