This roundtable will consist of 3 intersections in regards to mental health and cultural humility:
Immigrant and Refugee Populations:
- the importance of a world and cultural view when dealing with mental health
- the importance of recognizing the power dynamic when working with newcomers
- identifying common core stresses for refugee clients
- synthesizing research to make assessment screeners helpful for community support agencies
- best practices for creating screeners for refugee/newcomer family
My presentation will work to give social workers some tools for upholding the NASW Code of Ethics’ expectation to prevent oppression based on gender identity and expression. It encourages an approach rooted in cultural humility, in which social workers continuously seek to understand trans people’s perspectives. I’ll give special attention to trans-affirming language, and then go over some common forms of anti-trans oppression, as well as ways in which social workers can respond effectively in their various fields.
My plan for the presentation is to cover the terms used when working with LGBTQ+ clients and communities as well as major issues in the community. We will look at pronoun usage, assumptions about sexuality and relationships, and mental health implications.