SOCW 6101 Cultural Competency Discussion

SOCW 6101 Cultural Competency Discussion

SOCW 6101 Cultural Competency Discussion



  • Review this week’s Learning Resources, including the videos, and then reflect on the following:
    • What is your definition of cultural competency?
    • What skills do you think are necessary for attaining cultural competence as a social worker working with that population?
    • What is the difference between having knowledge about a cultural group and engaging with an individual from the stance of cultural humility?
    • Then, search the Walden Library for additional information that supports the skills you selected.


Post a response to the following:

  • Provide your definition of cultural humility.
  • Explain how this is similar or different to how the Kirst-Ashman and Hull textbook describes cultural competence.
  • Explain the skills you think are necessary for developing cultural awareness as a social worker.


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.