1. In working with Brad:
a) Reflect on any social and cultural perspectives and biases you have that may impact on the service you provide Brad. What strategies can you put in place to overcome these perspectives and biases?
b) Reflect on how limitations in your self- awareness and social awareness may impact on the service you provide Brad? Identify how you can work with these limitations to ensure Brad receives the service that he needs. (200 - 300 words)
c) What positive actions could you take to engage with Brad?
2. What advantages could an Indigenous caseworker have in working with Brad? (100-150 words)
3. List two different organisations and explain how they can support Brad (and other ATSI people) in social and cultural aspects.
4. Why is it important for both you and Brad to understand the blight of the ATSI people in post colonisation of Australia?
5. How will understanding the blight of the ATSI people in post colonisation of Australia assist you in dealing with Brad’s feelings of being isolated?
6. List 3 ways you would provide opportunities for ATSI people to identify with their culture in your residential care. Explain how these opportunities would be of benefit.
7. Who can see that the current service for Brad is not working. Discuss :
What has gone wrong
Why has it gone wrong (100 - 150 words)
What needs to change (100 - 150 words)
How can it be changed (100 - 150 words)
8. In residential care, you must have proficient understanding and experience working with diversity and cultural identity.
a) What are the types of diversity you could experience working in a youth care service? List at least 5.
b) What are the ways you can show respect to people of different cultural backgrounds? List at least 3.
1. In working with Brad:
a) It can be a challenging task for the Youth workers to help the people in residential care if they believe that they are being biased as well as are not caring enough for these people. Usually people have various perceptions as well as unconscious bias which make participation in these programs with a young person like Brad. Being a part of the indigenous ATSI culture, brad would feel separated with the modern culture where he feels that he is not acknowledged readily(Dr Perso, 2016). The ways that can prevent the unconscious bias from creating a hindrance in the services provided should start off with first making sure that the person understands well as the bias that may be present in their unconscious mind; the next step would be to create stimulation as well as put the people in the shoes of the receivers of bias. It might be best to understand as well as learn about diversity as well as get help from a specialist. Also using counter stereotyping methods as well as activities shall help overcome the inhabitations (Pickering, 2016).
b) There are certain limitations within everyone’s perceptions as well as self-awareness which prohibit people to accept as well as assure good quality service to people of all communities. There is need to be self-aware as well as from childhood people should be provided lessons to create self-awareness about the various indigenous people as well as how to effectively has well as learn them as well as contact with them. As a youth worker there should be more understand as well as from my side towards the members of the ATSI community as well as more effort to understand as well as the requirements of these people like Brad. Children from the community of ATSI, like Brad should be provided equal opportunities to learn as well as benefit from their community as well as culture. I should be able to make children look e Brad become freer to understand as well as that they are accepted into the community as well as should not try to suppress their culture(Sandor, 2010).
c) In dealing with Brad, I can help him to explain his problems as well as what he feels that are his shortcomings. I could make extra effort to make him understand as well as the general good values that they must follow as well as what they would understand as well as their culture. I would be responsible to create self-awareness within people like Brad who need to understand as well as their culture, their beliefs as well as create an understand as well asking of their heritage. I can help Brad to get help from an indigenous case worker or a youth worker from the indigenous community who could help understands as well as the child’s emotional needs as well as comforts him. To control his habit of chroming he could be taken to a counsellor with the help of an indigenous youth worker in order to help Brad understand as well as well as also take care of his insecurities as well as doubts. This could surely be achieved with the help of supportive members as well as the community members from the TSI community, the children like Brad can be reunited with their families as well as their parents could be counselled to have a better position for their child into the family. Brad could be provided support from the community members as well as helped to get back at the community(Selman, 2003).
2. As an indigenous caseworker, Brad would be more open as well as responsive to the various methods applied by the indigenous member. The important factors that should be kept in mind while dealing with indigenous youths is that they need to be constantly provided care as well as assurance that they are accepted into the community as well as that the people are not going to be looked upon differently. The various aspects that indigenous people feel is the partiality or difference in treatment from the different community members, the different problems associated with racism as well as the detachment from their community as well as families. Musty indigenous children grow up in homes with no support for their problems that they face. Young adults like Brad can have various benefits from being associated with an Indigenous case worker as he could openly discuss with his problems as well as also get support which would be more unbiased as well as fruitful for him (Fraser, 2002).
3. The Secretariat of national Aboriginal as well as Islander Child Care (SNAICC) as well as Healing Foundation are both organisations that work with aboriginal children as well as help them find better lives as well as better care. The Healing Foundation provides various methods for young children as well as young teenagers the right way to educate themselves as well as grow into good human beings. The organisation works to create a better education of the children faced with international trauma as well as racism (Aboriginal, 2011). The SNAICC helps child care within Australia as well as especially supports the members of the ATSI community children. The organisation provides children like brad a better setup to grow into adults as well as provide them with family support, childhood support as well as foster care. The SNAICC reunites families as well as helps the parents to create their family again as well as offers voluntary services to help rehabilitate children like brad as well as place them in care system where they are protected by members of the indigenous community who understand as well as the various social aspects of a child from the ATSI community (D'Souza, 2011).
4. The past policies in Australia had created massive loopholes in how the aboriginals are functioning today. Many of them were relocated, forced to leave their homes as well as pay royalty to the Government. The forced eviction from their land, as well as the oppositions faced by the other community members, coupled with a lack of work as well as income forced many kids as well as young adults like Brad to go into the world of crime as well as addiction to substances. In order to create a better understanding between the youth worker as well as Brad is that both need to understand as well as the revised regulations as well as facilities provided to the aboriginal people (Cook,Captain , 2016). They are provided educational facilities, healthcare as well as much more to find way into the community. In modern times, even after various efforts from the communities, the ATSI community members still face discrimination within educational institutes, communities, social status of these aboriginals are compromised. Brad need to understand as well as the efforts of the youth worker, in providing a safe as well as healthy environment which can help him to develop his personality as well as make him eligible for good education as well as employment (Bradley, 2015).
5. Post Colonisation, Australian government created certain rules that hurt the community of the ATSI. There were various rules among which the main problem was created when the Government claimed the ownership as well as formerly owned by the Indigenous communities. The claim as well as the natural resources, also the communities were pushed back in the light of creating more space for the people to create homes as well as colonise (Education, 2016). The colonisation also created various aspects like racism, detachment from the community for indigenous members. Forced by the colonisation, these indigenous people had to leave home to look for work in the modern society where they felt detached as well as had to face racism. These detached families from their community as well as culture as well as made many young youths like Brad to become addicted to bad influences like Chroming. The colonisation as well as the effects could help me to understand as well as how Brad feels that he is isolated in the modern society where he is constantly faced with criticism for not being able to keep up with a culture which is not his to begin with as well as also racism from the community member (Croft, 2012).
6. There are a number of ways which could be adopted to increase the opportunities for the in dangerous people to ensure a better environment for people from the ATSOI community like Brad.
(a) Firstly I could provide him with the assurance that he could convey his feelings as well as let me know his problems in the society. I could then help him find his self awareness as well as be aware of the culture of his community (Islander, 2016)
(b) I could make him understand as well as that I respect as well as appreciate the benefits of their culture to the community of the modern Australia as well as also appreciate their efforts to create a better bonding with (c) I could also provide him support with the help of an indigenous case worker or a indigenous community helper to support his needs to express his feelings of isolation as well as provide him insights into how he can overcome his problems as well as associate with the culture (Sleight, 2005).
7. What has gone wrong?
Currently Brad is being restricted to going out of the house after 7pm as well as till 7am he is not permitted to leave the house. This is providing brad with the idea of being confined, as well as he is also facing difficulties to keep up with the various behavioural as well as appearance he believes is being forced upon him. He finds that although he would want to improve his life, but the way he is being provided care is not sufficient to cater to his specific needs (McDINNY, 2014)
Why has it gone wrong?
Brad as a young child feels that he is being restricted as well as not accepted within the community because of his attachment with the ATSI community. He also feels that he feels detached from the community as well as feels better with his friend back in the ATSI community who feel that chroming is good as well as are accepted due to their shared experiences. The detachment feeling that brad has illustrated to the community member is common from a member of the indigenous society who feels troubled with coping up with the changing more community as well as is detached from his community teachings as well as guidance (Hunt, 2015).
What needs to change?
In the matter of change within the community it is needed to make sure that young people like Brad are not discriminated due to their Indigenous origin. The type of stereotypical behaviour that is associated with member of eth ATSI community must be avoided. The people like Brad who are detached from their families must be provided care so that they do not indulge in substance abuse as well as are not forced to take the route of crime to earn. The community members must be made to understand as well as the impacts of not guiding their children do not creating self awareness. The children who are being kept in community support homes must be provided care as well as constant support from the youth workers who should preferebaly be able to hjanbdle the issues of mental as well as cultural problems of the ATSOI community (Cook,Captain , 2016).
How can it be changed
The changes in this matter could be only achieved when the parents of the people like Brad come together as well as associate with the community members as well as helpers to create better situation for their children. The people of the indigenous society have been forced to leave their as well as are also faced by racism as well as difference in workplace. Their sudden change in society has lead a number to them to being forced to being associated with crime, This moist be stopped as well as the parents should be counselled with the children who are in abusive families removed an placed in caring community homes lead by indigenous members who can understand the problems of these children as well as keep them away from criminal offences as well as addictions like chroming (Education, 2016).
8. Diversity is seen at a number of levels while working with the indigenous community as well as with more as well as more people being associated with the youth workers are being exposed to a number of diversity issues which have made them comprehend as well as value diversity within the Australian community. The common diversity issues that are faced by these youth workers are:
Ethnicity of these members differ as well as different community members are from different sections as well as tribes, which are all part of the rich culture of Australia as well as should be provided the same authority.
Gender bias is something which is quite low in a modern country like Australia but within the community of ATSI it is one of the important issues.
Language is a big problem within the indigenous community as well as in cases can become a trouble for community helpers as well as members to communicate.
Family Status is different in the community members of the ATSI community since these members find it difficult to relate to the modern family setting with their own., In indigenous communities a leader is attributed as the head of the family as well as all sub families are under his parental care.
Appearance is another main diversity issue within indigenous members who have distinct physical differences which distinguish them from the common modern colonised Australian population.
There are different types of diversities at play in the setting of the ATSI community as well as modern Australian community as well as it is important to ensure that diversity Is has in the best way, community members as well as youth workers must work together to ensure that their understand as well as between each other provides them with the ability to be open about their problems as well as create solutions (Bradley, 2015).
There are various ways by which a youth worker can develop their skills to improve their ways to respect the community members as well as their ways of life, the common methods are listed below:
Youth workers must be taught to respect as well as work with diverse set o people. Understand as well asking how to has well sale the different needs of the members of different communities as well as especially different ATRSI community members must be provided.
These youth workers must be trained to understand as well as the cultural aspects as well as the emotional needs of these community members who are detached from their community as well as find it hard to take in the modern beliefs which might contradict with their traditional teachings
These community helpers must be provided apt edification about these community members to ensure that they can work with the youth of the community as well as take help from the case workers of the indigenous community if needed (Croft, 2012)
So, these are the major steps that could be taken buy community members of the indegennous society to ensure that they are producing the right care for people like Brad.
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