Acculturation 12

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Acculturation 12

  1. 1. Acculturation <ul><li>Why relevant to AODA services? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict and stress related to these issues can relate to substance use patterns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of concepts can impact quality of treatment services and case management needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What types of services and resources will best match client’s needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What types of support will be most useful </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provider’s sense of cultural influences and self-awareness </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Acculturation <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newer term and concept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Past perception on cultural transition based on assimilation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assimilation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assumes a complete shift to new culture takes place (one direction) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assumes all groups can and want to transition to new culture </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Acculturation <ul><li>Degree of connection to and use of cultural practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 factors: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1) Sense of connection (emotional/behavioral) to cultural practices & norms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2) Level of use in everyday life (ability/opportunity) to use cultural practices & norms </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Factors in acculturation <ul><li>Several possible paths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift to adopt practices of new/other culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate and use elements of both cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong emphasis on maintaining own cultural practices; resist or impede influences of new </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use elements of both cultures to create new culture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Issue of culture shock and acculturative stress </li></ul>

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