Diversity, Biases, and Special Populations
Select a special population for the focus of this assignment. Write a 750-1,000-word essay in which you describe how two or more individuals from the same special population may be culturally diverse from one another. For instance, two cancer survivors can be considered in the same special population because they are cancer survivors, though each individual may have different cultural identities. Include the following in your essay: Explain how the diversity is relevant to how those individuals seek out and interact with behavioral health services. How does social justice influence where and when these individuals receive behavioral health services? Describe your own memberships to special populations. Include any biases you might have about other special populations. How might those biases influence you as a behavioral health paraprofessional? How might awareness of your own or others’ biases help you better assist behavioral health clients?