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HSW-134 Cross-Cultural Community Support

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to a culturally appropriate approach to working with persons with disabilities. Supports and services that empower persons with disabilities are presented and the strengths of persons with disabilities are emphasized. Issues of devaluation and discrimination towards individuals with disabilities will be identified and discussed. Specific issues surrounding individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds will be discussed. There is a focus on person-centred practice and a strengths perspective.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Human Services Certificate - Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus program

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