Cultural Humility and Social Work: Now Is The Time for Accountability
Organized by NASW-NJ
Historically we have been taught to understand and embrace cultural competency, however, this focus has often led to a superficial understanding of others and seldom requires one to better understand themselves. Cultural humility is based on one’s ability to engage in individual accountability and institutional accountability. Individual accountability is based on critical self-reflection and critique, lifelong learning, and the challenging of power imbalances. Institutional accountability requires one to challenge structural power.
This session will:
(1) examine ways to engage in critical self-reflection and critique.
(2) describe how values and beliefs impact interactions in our personal and professional lives.
(3) discuss ways to collectively model and practice cultural humility in one’s personal and professional life.
Presenter: Assistant Professor of Teaching, Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Camden Campus Coordinator Natalie Moore-Bembry
2 Cultural/Social or Ethics CEUs