One page per topic:
Topic 1: Consider a time when you, someone you know, or someone with whom you have worked has felt discriminated against as a result of gender bias or sexual orientation. Were there other diverse issues present, such as religion or racial background that made the situation even more difficult, due to family traditions and culture or other related concerns? Describe a scenario, using appropriate citations, that demonstrates how a culturally sensitive human service worker would manage such a situation towards achieving a positive outcome in 250-300 words. Remember that discrimination and prejudice can have many looks and perspectives not just the obvious or publicized.
Topic 2: Watch the media segment on Teen girls open up about the ‘constant pressure’ of social media and read the article about Melanie Benn, Social Worker Earns more than Medals at Athens Paralympics. In a 250-300 word post, consider the following questions:
How does the focus on beauty and youth affect us as we age or if we are disabled?
How does it affect our ability to work with someone who does not share our perspective or condition relative to these terms?