Walden University SRO Overall Environment for Homeless People Discussion

Respond to at least 2 of your colleagues and elaborate on their recommendations for cultural adaptation with the group they identified. For example, you might discuss a merit or limitation of the cultural adaptation that your colleague proposed. Or you might suggest an alternative application of one of Marsigilia and Booth’s cultural adaptation.

DB 1–Emily

Using one of the direct quotes and/or photos from Knight et. Al.’s study, analyze it by drawing up a tentative meaning. Discuss how this would specifically inform one intervention recommendation you would make for social work practice with homeless. This recommendation can be on the micro, meso, or macro level.

The direct quote that I have selected is: “Living in an SRO, when compared to living in other housing environments, has been associated with higher rates of HIV infections, emergency room use, recent incarceration, having been physically assaulted, crack cocaine smoking, and cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine injection” (Knight et. al., 2014). It is to my understanding that SROs do not have the facilities that are livable for the residents. Recommendations can be made on all levels, micro, meso, and macro levels. The intervention that I would recommend is the solution-focused approach. Clinicians can use a solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) approach for family counseling to provide a problem-solving orientation to suit these adults (Chueng & Jahn, 2017).

Next, explain how you would adapt the above practice recommendation that you identified so that it is culturally sensitive and relevant for African Americans, Hispanics, or Asian immigrants (Select only 1 group). Apply one of the cultural adaptation that Marsigilia and Booth reviewed (i.e. content adaption to include surface and/or deep culture, cognitive adaptations, affective motivational adaptations, etc.) (pp. 424-426). Be specific as you can, using citations to support your ideas.

Based on this detail, an urban homeless individual discussed in this case study can experience risks and/or declines in physical and mental health, as well as lack of competent education and comprehension of services within the community (Knight et. al., 2014). The identified culture that I have chosen is Asian immigrants. There are several considerations that a clinician should consider when working with Asian immigrants: Asian parents expect their children to care for elders until the elderly until the elderly family member passes away, the hierarchical roles within family are determined by generational status, and the importance of the Confucianism (Chueng & Jahn, 2017). When working with Asian immigrants, it is important to understand their culture and be culturally competent to better meet their needs. The use of content models would be a technique that could be used for a particular community to tackle physical and mental health issues as well as services and education (Marsiglia & Booth, 2015). When working with this population, I would utilize interviews and other research to ensure that this integrated technique is culturally sensitive to the Asian immigrant culture, as well as other different cultural backgrounds.

References

Cheung, C. W., & Jahn, S. A. (2017, May 8). Closing the Acculturation Gap: A Solution-Focused Approach With East Asian American Families. Retrieved July 02, 2020, from https://journalssagepub-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org…

Knight, K. R., Lopez, A. M., Comfort, M., Shumway, M., Cohen, J., & Riley, E. D. (2014). Single room occupancy (SRO) hotels as mental health risk environments among impoverished women: the intersection of policy, drug use, trauma, and urban space. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(3), 556-561.

Marsiglia, F. F., & Booth, J. M. (2015). Cultural Adaptation of Interventions in Real Practice Settings. Research on Social Work Practice, 25(4), 423–432.

DB 2– Ersha

Direct quotes

According to Knight et al (2014), even if rental payments could be deferred though welfare or subsidy payment mechanism, simply placing adults indoors in older SRO building was not efficacious if the indoor environment were still chaotic, dangerous, and poorly managed. A supportive meaning to Knight and colleagues’ quotes, from the study, poorly housing condition and welfare benefits does not improve mental health or substance abuse recover in chaotic, dangerous, and poorly managed housing units.

Intervention

My intervention would be to implement policies and procedures to include standard upgrades to SRO with city/local tax breaks to improve SRO housing environments. The goal would be to improve SRO overall environment for homeless people. According to Knight et al (2015), the Zenith, new housing building provided case management, and a beautiful living environment for their residents. Residents were able to maintain housing at the Zenith at 70% longer than residents in poorly managed SRO.

Culturally Sensitive

I would adapt the above practice recommendation to include culturally sensitive to Hispanic culture by create an environment with their history incorporate into the properties. This includes their state flag colors and theme like rooms. Also, weekly activity live music event of Hispanic music and food so that the environment is safe and welcoming of Hispanic people. According to Marsiglia and Booth, (2014) a pilot test is recommended to adapted intervention with a small housing unit with participants. In doings so, social workers can identify progress and barriers within the newly remodeled environments that focus on Hispanic culture.

References

Knight, K. R., Lopez, A. M., Comfort, M., Shumway, M., Cohen, J., & Riley, E. D. (2014). Single room occupancy (SRO) hotels as mental health risk environments among impoverished women: the intersection of policy, drug use, trauma, and urban space. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(3), 556-561.

Marsiglia, F. F., & Booth, J. M. (2015). Cultural adaptation of interventions in real practice settings. Research on social work practice, 25(4), 423-432.

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