I need some assistance with these assignment. the social and cultural diversity Thank you in advance for the help! Individual helpers need to start by defining their cultural awareness and attitudes, reflecting on personal biases and prejudice, and a clear understanding of racial discrimination. The professional helper must also consult the American Counseling Association (ACA) and National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) codes of ethics in order to address ethical issues that arise from cultural diversity effectively.
Growing up I went to intercity grade school and high school here in Arizona. I went through St. Gregory’s grade school from Kindergarten to 8th grade, This was a very tough grade school to attend because a large portion of the students came from different nationalities. Being a bicultural student of both Mexican American and White American descent it was somehow hard for me to fit in. As early as third grade, my peers were always curious about my identity and I would often be asked about my whether I was Mexican or White? They saw both my parents drop me off, and they knew I was both. It was undoubtedly tough to grow up with people especially my peers questioning my identity. As I got into High School, I attended St. Marys High School in Arizona. I joined the cheer squad, while at high school and this certainly helped me actively engage in a number of school’s sporting events. As I grew up from kindergarten to college, the issue of cliques constantly cropped up, and it made it hard to fit in. I just stayed true to myself kept my grades up, and I loved being both cultures. .
A significant number of recollections can be made concerning contact with people from different cultural backgrounds. Growing up in a culturally diverse neighborhood ensured that contact with culturally different people was unavoidable. Going to the shop, restaurant, gym, swimming pool, and gas station owned and operated by people from a different cultural background created a sufficient environment for personal contacts. Going to school and sharing school infrastructure such as classrooms, theatres and libraries created a significant environment for contact with a wide pool of culturally diverse people.