Myths, Realities, and Ethics of Family Work

Module 3: Myths, Realities, and Ethics of Family Work (graded)
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Read the case study, Using a Family Systems Approach with the Adoptive Family of a Child with Special Needs.
For your initial post, share one misconception you held about family work before reading the assigned chapters and the case study, what you now see as the reality, and how you would need to respond to that reality in order to be an ethical professional.
For your response post, ask a follow-up open question to deepen your understanding of a fellow student’s post (preferable one that has not already received a question). Also, answer any questions that are asked by your classmates.
Required Readings

Collins, D., Jordan, C., & Coleman, H. (2013). An introduction to family social work (4th ed.). Brooks/Cole.

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Chapter 1: The Field of Family Social Work
Chapter 2: What is Family
Chapter 5: Family Strengths and Resilience
Chapter 8: Qualitative Family Assessment
Module 3: The Great Migration (graded)
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You are having a discussion with a friend who admits to you that they have never heard of “The Great Migration.” Briefly explain the causes (“push” and “pull” factors) and scale of it and why you think it is an important subject to cover in a course on multicultural social work.

Module 3: Life Sentence (graded)
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Watch the video Life Sentence (available via Chamberlain library).

Prisons and jails contribute to some of the worst racial segregation in the U.S. From information you can glean from the book chapter and the short film Life Sentence, complete a narrative Culturagram for one of the former prisoners interviewed in the film that covers the following:

Reason for Relocation
Time in Community
Impact of Trauma and Crisis Event
Oppression, Discrimination, Bias & Racism

Frey, W. H. (2018). Diversity explosion: How new racial demographics are remaking america. Brookings Institution Press. https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/lib/chamberlain-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5180003

Chapter 6: The Great Migration of Blacks, in Reverse

Chapter 9: Neighborhood Segregation: Toward a New Racial Paradigm

Module 4: Self-Awareness and Family Social Work (graded)
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For your initial post, reflect on what you have learned about your family and your place in it through the Family Assessment assignment. Within the bounds of what you feel comfortable revealing, share your thoughts about what this understanding means for you as a professional.
For your response post, choose a classmate who has not received more than one response already, and ask an open question that provides further food for thought. Also, respond to any questions that classmates ask you.
Required Readings

Collins, D., Jordan, C., & Coleman, H. (2013). An introduction to family social work (4th ed.) Brooks/Cole.

Chapter 7: The Beginning Phase
Chapter 10: Family Systems Interventions
Chapter 11: The Intervention Phase
Module 4: Rethinking the “Model-Minority” (graded)
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Describe and discuss the history of Asian immigration to the U.S., legislative acts that restricted immigration from Asian countries, and the reasons for the growth in the Asian population in the U.S. since 1970.

Module 4: Podcast: They Call Us Not Quite White (graded)
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In the podcast They Call Us Not Quite Not White (listed in the Readings page) an author is interviewed who discusses being “White adjacent.” What is meant by her use of this term? Next, discuss some examples and insights she provides about the (South)Asian experience in the U.S.

Frey, W. H. (2018). Diversity explosion: How new racial demographics are remaking america. Brookings Institution Press. https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/lib/chamberlain-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5180003

Chapter 5: Asians in America: The Newest Minority Surge

Podcast

Phil, Y., Yang, J. (2018, November 08). They call us not quite not white [Audio podcast]. http://theycallusbruce.libsyn.com/episode-53-they-call-us-not-quite-not-white.For more information on Myths, Realities, and Ethics of Family Work please check out this : https://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/family-stories-and-myths

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