Exploring Cultural Humility And Developing Cultural Awareness

As a social worker, you may not often have the  ability to select your clients. Social workers must be able to work  within a variety of cross-cultural settings and possess the skills to  provide focused interventions to diverse populations. As a Walden  student, you will often be asked to reflect on culturally sensitive  approaches and ways that you would apply them to specific situations.

By Day 7

Submit, using Kaltura Media, a 5- to 7-minute video in which you respond to the following:

Part A: Introduction

Provide  an innovative introduction of yourself. Include your name and any  interesting background information related to your ethnicity and/or any  other aspects of your identification. In your introduction, describe a  diverse population that you would like to work with or that you  currently work with.

Part B: Definitions and Applications 

In  social work education and practice, you will often encounter a variety  of definitions. Below, you will find twelve words associated with the  concept of diversity and difference in practice. For this section,  provide a working definition for two of the following terms. Then,  describe how a vulnerable/diverse population might experience the word  that you have selected. For example, you may select “Marginalization.”  You will discuss how a specific population has experienced this. Be  specific.

Bias  Oppression  Marginalization  Ethnicity    Gender Identity and Expression  Privilege  Social Justice  Cultural Awareness    Diversity  Intersectionality  Cultural Humility  Empathy

Part C: Developing Cultural Humility: 

As  you consider your future path in the profession, what are some  strategies that you would incorporate to develop your own sense of  cultural humility to ensure culturally respectful practice? Discuss two  practical strategies.


It  is highly recommended that you write a script before recording your  video. A good guide for translating the length of your written script  into video time is about 135 words per minute.