Multiracial Cultural Attunement Online Lesson (3-18-2020)
By Drs. Kelly F. Jackson and Gina Miranda Samuels
The introduction chapter of Multiracial Cultural Attunement (Jackson & Samuels, 2019) here: https://www.naswpress.org/publications/profession/inside/Sample-Chapter-multiracial-cultural-attunemen.pdf
The online article titled ““What Are You?” Navigating Mixed-ish Challenges and Opportunities in Social Work” (Jackson, 2020) in The New Social Worker here: https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/practice/what-are-you-navigating-mixedish-challenges-opportunities-social-work/
The article “Multiracial competence in social work: recommendations for culturally attuned work with multiracial people” (Jackson & Samuels, 2011) here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51577466_Multiracial_Competence_in_Social_Work_Recommendations_for_Culturally_Attuned_Work_with_Multiracial_People
Podcast Episode 281 – Dr. Kelly Jackson and Dr. Gina Miranda Samuels: “Multiracial Attunement: Shifting Social Work Towards a Culture of Inclusivity” (40 min) from InSocialWork a podcast of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work here:
Webinar – Dr. Gina Miranda Samuels: “Doing Race, Family and Culture Through Transracial Adoption” (1 hr) from Embrace Race here: https://www.embracerace.org/resources/doing-race-family-culture-through-transracial-adoption
Examples of Reflective Questions:
- Identify a recent example of mono/racism involving an individual or family living multiracially either from your own personal experience or one from social media.
- Identify a few ways in which taking an intersectional approach to multiraciality can highlight diversity within a sub-group of multiracials, or even a family system.
- What are the common experiences of race and racism faced by transracial adoptive families and people who are transracially adopted? How can these experiences be both similar to and different from individuals and families who identify with more than one race?
- Identify three strengths of multiracial individuals and families. Describe how you might center these strengths in your future practice with multiracial individuals and families.
- List three important takeaways from the content you read, heard, and watched on multiracial cultural attunement. How might you continue to expand your learning to be more culturally attuned with multiracial individuals and families in the future?
- How is cultural attunement in social work even more critical during crisis situations?
Jackson, K. F. (2020, February). “What are you?” – Navigating Mixed-ish challenges and opportunities in social work.” The New Social Worker. Retrieved from https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/practice/what-are-you-navigating-mixedish-challenges-opportunities-social-work/
Jackson, K. F., & Samuels, G. M. (2011). Multiracial competence in social work: Recommendations for culturally attuned work with multiracial persons. Social Work, 56(3), 235-245.
Jackson, K. F. & Samuels, G. M. (2019). Multiracial Cultural Attunement. Washington DC: NASW Press.
Jackson, K. F., & Samuels, G. M. (InSocialWork). (2020, February 25). “Multiracial Attunement: Shifting Social Work Towards a Culture of Inclusivity” [Audio Podcast Episode 281]. Retrieved from https://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=281
Samuels, G. M. (EmbraceRace.org). (2019, November 11). “Doing Race, Family and Culture Through Transracial Adoption” [Webinar]. Retrieved from https://www.embracerace.org/resources/doing-race-family-culture-through-transracial-adoption