Social Work Values, Principles and Ethics Essay
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Many Canadians remains largely divided in its views of the GLBT population. Some believes that the GLBT population should have equal opportunities as heterosexuals, and should have right to same-sex marriages, the right to adopt children, access to the same tax benefits and health care, while others believe otherwise. The GLBT refers collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and throughout this paper GLBT will be used. Gays and lesbian are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with people of the same sex, while bisexual are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with both male and female, and transgender are people who are born male or female but believes that they should…show more content…
Canada is a growing and a changing demographics, educators and counsellors are increasingly called upon to serve diverse clientele. “In order for social workers and educators to be culturally sensitive, appropriate, and relevant, counsellors and educators who are working closely with client must not only be culturally competent, but also understand their own cultural bias and assumptions” (Dunn, 2002). Being aware of one’s own values, beliefs, and biases is important for cultural competency. Counsellors and educators have to learn to be comfortable working or dealing with people who exhibit broad human differences which includes age, race, ethnicity, religion, language, sexual orientation, abilities, education, socio-economic status, physical characteristic as well as other variation in diversity.
A culturally competent helping professional must value diversity and understand the dynamics of difference to be full culturally sensitive and competent. “Cultural competency can be defined as a set of congruent behaviours, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enable helping professions to work effectively in cross-cultural groups” (Dunn, 2002). “Cultural competence is also the aspect of acceptance, respect, and understanding for difference, a continuous self assessment regarding culture” (Srivastava, 2006). It is an
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