Multiculturalism and Intersectionality This week the focus is to address multicultural and intersectional issues that may be impacting the family. Review the systemic issues that impact family values, perspectives, culture, and expectations through a multicultural lens. Be sure to explore the privileges each family member has and any structural disadvantages the family might have from a societal perspective.
Examine how each family member may see the world from their intersectionality of gender, socioeconomic status, gender identity, race, religion, cultural values, abilities, age, et cetera. Also, explore your own privileges as you engage with the different family members. For your initial post: Review the NASW Standards and Indicators for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice [PDF] and apply the impact of two standards to either an individual family member or to the entire family. Use multicultural theoretical perspectives to identify the issues and evidence-based interventions for working with this area of concern.
Clearly identify the intersectionality (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, gender identity, etc.) of one family member and the impact on their behavior, choices, and current perspectives as it relates to their experiences. Identify evidence-based interventions for this area of concern from a social work perspective and explain why you selected them.