African-American Family: The Five Types Of Family Values

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There are five types of family values. These values are social, political, religious, work and moral. (Duffy, n.d) In African-American culture religion is the foundation of many families. This is a cultural and familial value that has been passed down for generations. African-American’s suffered from slavery and oppression for many years and the only motivation or hope that was given to us was through religion. For example, the first influences of African-American Culture into hymns came from Slave Songs and were passed down through oral tradition. Religion is a particular system of faith and worship. (Robinson, 2016) Religion was used as a tool in our history and culture to symbolize future freedom from our oppressors. Religious practices …show more content…
My grandmother always emphasizes how going to church can equate to having a better life. This philosophy followed me until my junior year of college when I became more spiritual as opposed to religious. Although organized religion focuses mainly on the sin and the sinners, spirituality focuses on the universal human experience and the meaning of life. (Krentzman, 2016) Organized religions such as, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism have many cultures tied to them. For example, those who practice in the Islamic faith are generally from the Arabian Peninsula. On the other hand, those who practice Buddhism are generally from India. (Shambhala, 2013) Understanding different religions and cultures will help when working with these different populations of people. The Generalist Intervention Model assumes that workers acquire basic eclectic knowledge base, a wide range of skills to target any size system, and a professional value base. (NASW, n.d) Social workers must also understand the importance of human …show more content…
A congenital disorder is a birth defect or is a condition that exists at or before birth regardless of cause. (Boston’s Children’s Hospital, n.d) An example of this disorder would be Down syndrome. This population group would be difficult for me to work with because of a lack of understanding. The challenge in working with this particular population would be the lack of communication, which would hinder how much help I would be able to provide. Although it would be difficult, as a Generalist Practitioner I must be prepared to work with all populations of people. The three primary principles characterizing generalist practice all involve values. The first is an emphasis on the client’s strengths, self-empowerment and resiliency as opposed to their weakness or deficits. I can apply this knowledge when working with those with congenital

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