Advocacy With Diverse Populations

Advocacy With Diverse Populations

As this course wraps up, take some time to reflect on what you have learned about culturally competency and social justice advocacy. Referencing both the Multicultural Counseling and Advocacy Competencies introduced in Unit 1, the study activities in this unit, and the readings throughout the course:

Articulate your role as an addiction professional in developing cultural self-awareness and discuss your gains in self-awareness as a result of this course. Include one example of a gain in your self-awareness at each of the levels of the tripartite model of personal identity: individual, group, and universal.

Articulate your role as an addiction professional in becoming familiar with the characteristics and concerns of diverse populations and integrating culturally supported behaviors that promote optimal wellness and growth of the human spirit, mind, and body, and provide an example of a culturally supported behavior you would integrate into your counseling practice.

Articulate your role in promoting cultural social justice, advocacy, and conflict resolution, and provide an example of advocacy for a client at the individual, community, and national level.

Discuss your goals with respect to continuing your journey to cultural competence and identify at least three steps you will take in the next year toward achieving these goals.

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