Unit 12 2.1explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation The attitudes people have towards those of us with mental health problems mean it is harder for them to work, make friends and in short, live a normal life. -People become isolated -They are excluded from everyday activities -It is harder to get or keep a job -People can be reluctant to seek help, which makes recovery slower and more difficult -Their physical health is affected. This is because society in general has stereotyped views about mental illness and how it affects people. Many people believe that people with mental ill health are violent and dangerous, when in fact they are more at risk of being attacked or harming themselves than harming other people.
Running Head: MULTICULTURAL PROFICIENCY Multicultural Proficiency Lydia Brown PSY 535 Professor Anyikwa University of Phoenix Online October 12, 2009 Multicultural Proficiency Years ago I thought I was the least prejudiced and biased person alive. When I entered the field of human services, I began to recognize that I had a lot to learn about work with others, but most important, I had much to learn about what I thought about others. As an individual, I wanted to grow and change my views of others and become the person I thought I was. This also has an impact on my growth as a professional who works with others. The guidelines on Multicultural Education provide clarity for the professional working in the field of psychology.
Each European country’s immigration to the United States has created its own social history. The Italians offers insight into the White ethnic experience. Most of the immigrants we landless peasants from rural southern Italy, and the Mezzogiorno. Most people in the U.S think that Italians are a nationality with a single culture, and this is not true at all. Italian people recognize multiple geographic divisions reflecting sharp cultural distinctions and were brought to the New World with the immigrants.
I started to become the center of all the girl drama that went around. And it seemed like I was in the counselor’s office regularly to get an update to see how I was doing. My lack of self confidence and the trouble in high school reflected my attitude towards my education. I was never confident when it came to projects, assignments, or class work. It felt like my peers were better than me because it seemed like they put a lot of thought and input into their school works while I felt like I turned in something worthless.
Central American and South American have been a group that has not be studied much. In fact many government or nations treat these groups into one category such as being Mexican. What many do not realize that not all are alike. For some the only thing that ties them together is the Spanish language or that they all are map right under Mexico. Some countries such as Brazil speak Portuguese, other speak French or Dutch.
Diversity and Inclusion SOC 315 February 19, 2011 Diversity and Inclusion Cultural diversity, especially in the present age, is evident in most every area of the world. According to Dictionary.com, cultural diversity is defined as “ethnic, gender, racial, and socioeconomic variety in a situation, institution, or group; the coexistence of different ethnic, gender, racial, and socioeconomic groups within one social unit” (Cultural diversity, p. 1). This definition will give one the general dimensions of cultural diversity. Many dimensions of cultural diversity exist, a few of which will be covered here. One of the most common dimensions of cultural diversity is gender.
I tried to keep focus but my solitude was starting to become unbearable. Yes there were many students around but they all seemed to have their own network since they knew their classmates from their previous schools while all of my friends were in regular ed classes. I started to rebel and slacked off so much that teachers began to wonder why i was in a advanced class since they thought i couldn't hack their work load when in reality all i wanted to do was be placed in regular ed just to be with my friends. Odd and dumb reason, i know but I didn't know that at the time. Eventually I was moved from classes due to my insubordination and i was content at the time.
Multiculturalism’s Five Dimensions Dr. James A. Banks on Multicultural Education The article presents the five dimensions of Multicultural Education, and how teachers can help transform the world by giving equal opportunities to all students and create positive racial attitudes. New information and relevancy to my personal life - As many teachers I thought multicultural education is mostly a matter of content integration and the extent to which teachers use content from a variety of cultures and groups to illustrate key concepts, principles, and theories in their subject area. In certain subjects, like social studies, there are more opportunities to integrate ethnic and cultural content, so it is difficult to see why learning about multicultural education would be relevant to all teachers. After reading the article I understand that content integration in the curriculum is only the first dimension of multicultural education.
I currently live in a small town called Cottondale that is located within Tuscaloosa County. There is a mixture of ethnical groups within the community I live in. We have Caucasians, Hispanics, and African Americans within our community; however, the majorities of the Caucasians are elderly and still carry some of the old time behaviors of our ancestors. The community is self segregated community; each race sticks with each other. The Caucasian groups live in one section, the Hispanics in one section and so forth.
While in the early stages of the deinstitutionalization the methods were radical and released patients from hospitals most programs were not well thought out or implemented. The hope was to give more hope to the mentally ill than the harm they were experiencing. Although this process created havoc and concern for society, it has evolved through the years and involves more than simply changing the locus of care for people. The today’s treatment involves a more tailored need to each individual, hospital care to those who need it, services culturally relevant,