Combating whiteness behaviours through culturally responsive practice

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How do we channel new understandingsabout the negative impact of whiteess behaviours in order to progress developing ross-cultural competencies for social work students? The answer lies in new trends in adaptive social work practice that problematizes the ida that cultural competene is a framework that incorporates a 'one-size-fits-all' set of strategies that can be used in any context with different cultures, including work with Indigenous Australians. However, both the Australian Association of Social Workers(AASW and the Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) suggest adopting a new way of working that asks practioners to be more culturallly-responsive. Cultural responsiveness in action, is a framework developed by the IAHA to respond to a ' ... need for practical strategies to build cultural safety using strangths-based and action oriented.......
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial work
Subtitle of host publicationInnovations and insights
EditorsPawar Manohar, Wendy Bowles, Karen Bell
Place of PublicationNorth Melbourne, Vic
PublisherAustralian Scholarly Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781925801286
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018


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