Working with Minorities . Jasmine James Jason Simpson SOWK 7273 August 2, 2011. What is a minority group?. A subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their lives than members of a dominant or majority group (University of Dayton School of Law, 2010).
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Working with Minorities
August 2, 2011
About 15.1% of the total US population is of Hispanic Origin
Current U.S. Population: 311,845,970
DRUG USE BEHAVIORS AMONG ASIAN DRUG USERS IN
Lily is a 25 year old Hispanic female. Lily has a meth addiction. Lily has been addicted to meth for 4 years. Lily began using meth with her boyfriend and when they broke up, started using more and more. Lily is in the maintenance stage of addiction and is in the contemplation stage of recovery, especially after her recent arrest due to stealing money from her employer to buy meth. Lily does not know how she would cope without meth as she uses frequently and especially in times of high stress. Lily must complete treatment to receive a lower sentence on the theft charge. The cognitive/ experiential processes of change that will be a point of focus for her is consciousness raising, self reevaluation, and environmental reevaluation. The behavioral processes of change for her is self liberation, stimulus generalization or control, and helping relationships.
Roy is a 21 year old Asian male. Roy is addicted to cocaine. Roy began experimenting with cocaine regularly at the age of 15 with friends from high school that he met after he moved from Japan. Roy still regularly uses with these friends, and considers them his best friends. Roy works for his family’s business, and is school part-time though his grades are dismal. Roy is in maintenance stage of addiction and the precontemplation stage of recovery. Roy believes that cocaine is what binds him to his friends, and without that, they would not talk to him. Roy cares about his family, and believes his drug addiction does not bother them. Roy was arrested after attempting to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer and was mandated to treatment to lessen his sentencing. The cognitive/ experiential processes of change that will be a point of focus for him is consciousness raising, self reevaluation, and environmental reevaluation. The behavioral processes of change for her is self liberation, stimulus generalization or control, and helping relationships.
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