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Standards and Indicators for Cultural Competence in Social Work

About the Course:

This revision, developed by the 2015 NASW National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, builds on the previous work to introduce new concepts and expand on others. These standards reinforce the concept of “culture” as being inclusive beyond race and ethnicity; inclusive of, but not limited to, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and religious identity or spirituality. The revised standards retain the concept of “competence” as an indicator of attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enable effective cross-cultural practice.

Publication Date:

National Association of Social Workers 2015

Course Material Author

National Association of Social Workers Publication

Course Creator

David Lutkemeier

David Lutkemeier holds a BA degree in psychology, a master’s degree in developmental psychology, and a doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Special Education and Psychology. He is certified as a psychologist by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, as well as holding public school superintendent certification in Arizona and California. Dr. Lutkemeier has worked as an assistant professor at Arizona State University, a school psychologist, special education director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in both Arizona and California. David, working as a consultant with a national curriculum management group (CMSi) has completed over two dozen comprehensive district-wide curriculum audits in 15 states over the past 20 years and has worked as a test developer for CE Learning Systems for the past ten years.

Recommended For:

While the focus of this article is on the social work profession, all clinicians can gain valuable information from the material. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify and describe specified ethical guidelines for culturally competent social work practice in both agency and private practice settings.

  2. Recognize and apply essential knowledge, skills, and values in practice and policy development relative to the delivery of services to culturally diverse populations.

  3. Describe efforts to improve the quality of culturally competent services provided by social workers in agencies, programs, and private practice settings.

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Course Material

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Course Number 102392
2 credit hours
  • Online Article
Exam Fee: $13.94No exam fee with a Plus or Unlimited membership package!
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