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SOCW 6311 WK 5 responses 

Respond to at least two colleagues each one has to be answered separately name first then response 

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Respond to at least two colleagues by doing all of the following:

· Respond to at least 2 of your colleagues and elaborate on their recommendations for cultural adaptation with the group they identified. For example, you might discuss a merit or limitation of the cultural adaptation that your colleague proposed. Or you might suggest an alternative application of one of Marsigilia and Booth’s cultural adaptation.

Instructor wants lay out like this:

Respond to at least two colleagues ( 2 peers posts are provided) by doing all of the following:

Identify strengths of your colleagues’ analyses and areas in which the analyses could be improved.

Your response

Address his or her evaluation of the efficacy and applicability of the evidence-based practice,

Your response

[Evaluate] his or her identification of factors that could support or hinder the implementation of the evidence-based practice,

Your response

And [evaluate] his or her solution for mitigating those factors.

Your response

Offer additional insight to your colleagues by either identifying additional factors that may support or limit implementation of the evidence-based practice or an alternative solution for mitigating one of the limitations that your colleagues identified.

Your response

References

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PEER 1

Katie Otte 

Using one of the direct quotes and/or photos from Knight et al.’s study, analyze it by drawing up a tentative meaning.

The quote I selected to analyze for this discussion post is:

“[The homeless shelter administrator] told me I would find a place [through a subsidized program] if I work with them. And they did find me a lot of places, but I didn’t want to go, because [those] SROs they have now are really nasty. Really tore up, tore down. Syringes in the bathroom. Blood on the toilet. Because you use the same toilet that everybody else uses. So it wasn’t sanitized. So I didn’t want to go. And I found the Martin Hotel and I went in and it was a really clean, nice place. So I went back to [the shelter] and I asked them ‘Can you please get me a place inside that hotel?’ They said that would be cool, they would work on it. And within two, three weeks I had a place at the Martin.” (Knight, Lopez, Comfort, Shumway, Cohen, & Riley, 2014). 

This quote reflects a woman who expressed her need and desire to have an SRO that met her mental health needs. Rather than accepting the first available room, she chose to work with the shelter administrator to find a more suitable place. This quote depicts the impact that an SRO can have on a woman’s mental health and how the environment can exacerbate their physical and emotional health. 

Discuss how this would specifically inform one intervention recommendation you would make for social work practice with the homeless. This recommendation can be on the micro, meso [mezzo], or macro level.

As a social worker working with the homeless population, it would be critical to know the impact that the living environment can have on an occupant, specifically a woman who has experienced trauma. The trauma cannot be stabilized if they are living in unstable and chaotic conditions (Knight, Lopez, Comfort, Shumway, Cohen, & Riley, 2014). Knowing that interventions on the macro level would look at creating housing that was sensitive to that fact. A macro-level intervention would work with policymakers to secure funding and organize housing that met the needs of the homeless population. Specifically, based on the findings of the research presented in the case study, the intervention should consider how the design of SRO’s impacts women who are homeless and have a history of trauma. 

Next, explain how you would adapt the above practice recommendation that you identified so that it is culturally sensitive and relevant for African Americans, Hispanics, or Asian immigrants. (Select only 1 group).

Because the population being served might be culturally diverse, cultural factors should be considered when formulating this intervention. In looking at the above identified intervention and adapting it to meet the needs of the African American community, social workers need to incorporate culturally based values and diverse ways of knowing within that culture (Marsigla and Booth, 2015). One way to ensure this is by the social worker recognizing that the responsibility for cultural adaptation lies with everyone in the relationship, not just the client (Marsigla & Booth, 2015). Meaning, the social worker should be aware that their responsibility in making the adaptation happen is equal to the clients. 

Apply one of the cultural adaptations that Marsigilia and Booth reviewed (i.e., content adaption to include surface and/or deep culture, cognitive adaptations, affective-motivational adaptations, etc.)(pp. 424-426). Be as specific as you can, using citations to support your ideas.

A cultural adaptation that could be applied in this scenario is a process model of adaptation (Marsigla & Booth, 2015). This adaptation first builds on creating a partnership with members of the identified community (Marsigla & Booth, 2015). This is important as an indicator of an effective therapeutic alliance starts with a strong foundational relationship. This adaptation allows for flexibility in that it provides adjustments to the initial framework to align better with the identified culture when mismatches are identified (Marsigla & Booth, 2015). This is done through interviews, focus groups, and surveys which collect data about social and cultural context that could affect the outcome of the intervention (Marsigla & Booth, 2015). Applying this adaptation to the case of SRO’s and African-American women, a social worker might start first at a homeless shelter developing relationships and gathering data about the needs of that community. From there, an intervention might be selected and/or modified based on the findings from this first step. This approach should be continuously tested to ensure that the original effects from the intervention are preserved (Marsigla & Booth, 2015).

References

Knight, K.R., Lopez, A.M., Comfort, M., Shumway, M., Cohen, J., & Riley, E.D. (2014) Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels as mental health risk environments among impoverished women: The intersection of policy, drug use, trauma, and urban space. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(3), 556-561.

Marsiglia, F.F., & Booth, J.M. (2015). Cultural adaptations of interventions in real practice settings. Research on Social Work Practice, 25(4), 423-432. 

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Michael White 

RE: Discussion – Week 5

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Using one of the direct quotes and/or photos from Knight et al.’s study, analyze it by drawing up a tentative meaning. Discuss how this would specifically inform one intervention recommendation you would make for social work practice with the homeless. This recommendation can be on the micro, meso, or macro level.

When looking at picture 2 the view is beautiful, warm, welcoming, safe, and clean. The first picture of a place that is new, no one has lived in it before the woman and her family. The new place is not worn out, beat up and seems to be in a good neighborhood that children can play in and the mother is safe but still watching them. The picture on the right seems like an urban city, low-income people surrounding them in a similar situation with no promise of getting out of the at area to live a peaceful life. The picture shows a run-down building in the background which would make this like living in a low-income area because this is all they know.

The one intervention that the writer would suggest would be to build new places for them to live in nicer neighborhoods so they can have something to push them to being great in a better neighborhood. If the clients continue to see rundown and abandoned neighborhoods, they will possibly turn to drugs or alcohol, and fell like no one cares for them. Then to make sure the people in charge of building these homes look at the quality of new homes they have and replace the old ones with a new one. The goal would also to be to move the people out of the old homes and put them in a new one. Once this is done then make sure they are getting the proper help they need mentally or some type of job training for jobs they can work and take care of their family.

Next, explain how you would adapt the above practice recommendation that you identified so that it is culturally sensitive and relevant for African Americans, Hispanics, or Asian immigrants. (Select only 1 group). Apply one of the cultural adaptations that Marsigilia and Booth reviewed (i.e., content adaption to include surface and/or deep culture, cognitive adaptations, affective-motivational adaptations, etc.) (pp. 424-426). Be as specific as you can, using citations to support your ideas.

“Cultural adaptation may not only preserve the ESI’s efficacy but also enhance the results attained in clinical trials.” The writer would work with the African American culture to implement the CBT, job training, and moving them to another area that is a good productive place for them to flourish and raise their children without fear of getting put into gangs. The intervention would be a good switch to get them to another neighborhood to help with the influence of getting to work harder and get some job training plus provide them with a steady job. When African Americans get out of the hood which means a place where there are drugs, shootings, stealing, and even things that make families unsafe. So, putting them in a better living situation, changing the climate, giving them job opportunities that make them feel better will change the culture of the African American culture. “In a recent meta-analysis, culturally adapted treatments had a greater impact than standard treatments, produced better outcomes, and were most successful when they were culturally tailored to a single ethnic minority group (Smith, Domenech, Bernal, 2010).”

Reference:

Marsiglia, F. F. & Booth, J. M. (2015). Cultural adaptations of interventions in real practice setting. Research on Social Work practice, 25 (4), 423-432.

Smith, T., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., & Bernal, G. (2010). Culture. Journal of Clinical

Psychology, 67, 166–175.