Transcultural aid for families
Protective wraps, transcultural aid for families offers a new perspective on the care practice. It deals with what a professional needs for an open dialogue with 'the Other'.
The book answers questions such as:
What does a care worker need to be interculturally competent? What is the influence of his personal background on his dealing with and judgment of people from a different culture or context? How can truly accessible and well-functioning aid for migrants and refugees, but also for the Dutch, be realized? What is the role of intergenerational family thinking and what is the influence of the consequences of migration in this respect?
In this revised edition, an evaluation assignment has been added to each chapter. Furthermore, the importance of empathy and compassion in the provision of care is extensively discussed. Attention is paid to superdiversity and the theory of the functioning of inclusion and exclusion mechanisms. Intercultural competencies are also dealt with in depth. In addition, the book describes instruments such as the genogram and the lifeline, which can be used in the contact between care worker and client. This method ties in seamlessly with the multidisciplinary and integrated approach that is increasingly required of care workers.
This book contains engaging stories of people who meet themselves in the dialogue with 'the Other'. Care workers speak candidly about their personal experiences. These frequently intimate family stories get very close to the reader, who will automatically start to think about how the lines run in his own family. It is an eye-opener for many that the power of families, which often remains untapped in the world of care, is so simple to deploy.
Protective wraps is primarily intended for care workers. In addition, it is recommended for anyone in need of a new perspective on personal relationships, on the provision of care or on living together in a multicultural society.
It is an interesting book for educators and a must have for social workers working with diverse groups. The main hopeful message is that our family relations and youth experiences enclose resources to wrap us. We can discover them so we feel safe enough to relate to new changes and transitions in our lives, such as becoming adults or professionals, migration, etc.