Social workers need skills to assess clients’ entire systems. If ignored, social workers may echo society’s oppression by assuming that clients need to change, rather than working for societal change (Pinderhughes, 1989). On the other hand, lack of cultural competence can also lead to overcompensation by social workers; clinicians may spend too much time focusing on culture or may excuse dysfunctional behavior (Comas-Díaz, 1995)”. Family Services of Greater Houston provides services in both English and Spanish to help ensure that they can better serve their Hispanic clients. Family Services also expands there services to include and interact with the children in Hispanic families they have taken into consideration the intervention approaches needed to affectively interact and bring about change.
The substantial increase in population due to immigration that occurs during this time goes on to affect the nation in positive and negative ways. Some of the adverse affects of such a rapid growth in population were overcrowding in cities, lack of jobs, and occasional food shortages. But the hard working spirit and work ethic that the immigrants brought, along with a determined will to succeed, were an overarching positive were crucial to the country becoming what it is today. In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and emigrate to the United States. Immigrants entered into the United States through several
Right? Wrong? And yet, as a person of Hispanic heritage, all of the above are labels that I had to deal with on a daily basis. Our textbook states, “Our self-concept is influence by our beliefs about how others perceive us.” (McCormack, 42). So when I started to believe that being of Hispanic heritage was a bad thing, I began to see myself as someone that needed to hide and in some cases I deny my own heritage.
Latino youth living on the border fight to find their identity and niche in their new lands. It is difficult for some to stay true to their ethnicity because of the reaction they get from their peers, teachers, family, and society. These struggles not only exist on the borderlands but they are more profound on the borders than in other parts of the United States. According to the author, “Their identities are defined according to the physical boundaries of the international border, where people’s ethnic status is politically, socially, culturally, and legally magnified.”(Bejarano, 2005). I believe that most Latino youth only want to be accepted by the society they live in.
history? What have been the common ancestral backgrounds of each of these groups? When did each become a significant or notable minority group? Some of the largest racial minorities in U.S. history would have to be German, Irish, Italian, and Polish Americans, all of these make up most Americans ethnic backgrounds. The American today is surrounded by remnants of cultures and practitioners of religions whose origins are foreign to this country.
Furthermore, the scholars arrived to the conclusion that “racial stereotypes produce a positive self-identity for white and even Asians but a negative one for blacks and Latinos, alongside racialized self-perceptions among Mexican American students” (Portes & Rivas, 2011: 14). In attempting to explain the reasoning behind these issues of self-identity and perception the researchers somewhat analyze the influence of mainstream media. And lastly Portes and Rivas recognize the existence of major differences in the social and cultural adaptation of two groups: immigrant children versus children of immigrant parents. This last piece is crucial to my findings, for my observations too reveal a distinction in racial awareness between children that recently migrated into the United States and those that were born in and have thus far been raised in the U.S. Lastly, the piece hints at the idea that confusion arises as these children are struggling to adapt to a new culture; meanwhile, attempting to keep their home country’s language, values and customs— but it lacks
An adolescent must struggle to find his or her own identity through social interactions, developing a sense of morality and right from wrong. One also develops a strong affiliation and devotion to ideals, causes, values, family and friends. With the use of Bronfenbrenners Ecological Model the theory of human development will be discussed. Nurture vs. Nature in a sense through an adolescent teen will be thoroughly examined using the microsystem an adolescent’s upbringing in a Hispanic home, meosystem the influences within an adolescent life, and the macrosystem the Hispanic culture and family values.
Over 3 million Puerto Rican Americans live in the United States mostly in the New York area and the rest live in Puerto Rico itself. (Hispanic American Diversity, 2008). Puerto Rico is a common wealth of the United States so their consider American citizens by birth. This makes them eligible for government benefits not available to other members of the Hispanic Americans. Many think that the welfare system has kept Puerto Ricans in a cycle of poverty however; others think that it is discrimination in education and schooling is their biggest problem.
Religion or spirituality is important for Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans, and plays a central role in their lives. Again, individuals who move away from religious or spiritual tradition are not favorably received. Hispanic or Latino and Asian immigrants and their children support many of the same public policies (from reformed health insurance to better education, from less costly housing to better and more secure jobs). Minorities often different more among themselves than they do with the white majority. Hispanic are aware of big differences within the group especially among the Mexican American (largest group) and the Cuban American the latter being more conservative, to vote Republican, to become American citizen.
The Issue of Poverty and Hunger By: Nolan Kibit Lit III 2nd Hour One in seven people die of hunger, and 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized .Many people do not know how large of an effect poverty has on the health crisis that we face. Poverty is an important global issue because it plays a role in the estimated one billion people who lack access to health care systems. Health issues are a main concern for countries with high poverty populations. Poverty effects the way we act and live, and our health effects the way that we behave in the real world. Poverty effects our health in many ways including mental health and diseases, access to vaccinations, malnutrition, and attaining adequate healthcare.