Utilizing and Expanding Cultural Competence in International Social Work: Working with Ghana’s Children with Special Needs
(3) Non-Clinical & Social/Cultural Competence Credits
Spirit Children is a film that depicts the daily lives and experiences of children in Ghana, who have been abandoned due to being disabled. Their families and communities have identified them as a “bad omen” due to their disability. These children may risk death without shelter, support and family. Therefore, some of these children are brought to an orphanage in Ghana called the Nazareth Home for Children. It was designed and developed by a Catholic Nun name Sister Stan. She cares for these children and educates them. She hopes to bring the children back to their families and show them that their child is not evil.
Filmmakers Ralph and Zelda Patterson, who designed, produced and directed Spirit Children, will be present to briefly discuss their experiences.
Lorna Hines-Cunningham, who was so moved by the film that she went to Ghana to volunteer will be facilitating the workshop.
This course will:
- Discuss a brief overview of the design, development and implementation of an orphanage for children in Ghana, West Africa, called The Nazareth Home for Children.
- Discuss some of the major challenges in child welfare in Ghana West Africa and parts of Nigeria. These include resource, traditional religions, formal and informal practices, governmental, policy, and regulatory.
- Identify, discuss and define important parameters in International Social Work, including a global perspective relevant to social work mission, vision, value and perspectives.
- Define and discuss the major concept of cultural competence and the various models utilized to implement these concepts in knowledge, practice and behavior among social work professionals.
- Integrate and discuss the major tenants of the film with cultural competence and international social work. Discuss and present suggestion to improve and enhance the development of cultural competence skills among social workers.
Cost for this special course and film discussion:
NASW Member- $10.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $10.00
NASW Student Member- $10.00
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