Cultural Competence in Recreational Therapy
Jearold W. Holland
B703
$38.00
Trade Paper, 208 pages
Published by Idyll Arbor
Publication date: 2014
ISBN: 9781882883943
Available as an e-book on Smashwords
e-ISBN 9781611580501

Cultural Competence in Recreational Therapy addresses the importance of cultural diversity in the recreation therapy curriculum and recreational therapy practice. Recreational therapy professionals often interact with persons of different cultural backgrounds. This book provides

1) a better understanding of these cultural nuances to improve recreational therapists' interactions with people from different backgrounds

2) suggestions for improving understanding of cultural diversity throughout the whole field of recreational therapy

3) rationales and suggestions for improving skills and competencies when working with different racial groups

4) specific racial or cultural/ethnic groups and important historical dates, basic cultural customs and their impact on recreation therapy, and holidays, celebrations, traditions, and recreation practices that might have an impact on professionals who interact with these groups.

Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

Part I. Cultural Competency Issues 7

1. The Concept of Cultural Competency 9
* Evolution of the Construct of Cultural Competency 10
* Base Culture in America 12
* Other American Cultures 15
* Client's Cultural Awareness 20
* Cultural Incompetence 21

2. Legal Requirements and Professional Standards 25
* The Joint Commission 25
* National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services 26
* Developmental Disabilities and Bill of Rights Act of 2002 29
* Therapeutic Recreation Standards 30

3. Cultural Competency in Recreational Therapy Education 35
* Faculty 35
* Curriculum 42
* Students 53

4. Cultural Competency in Recreational Therapy Practice 55
* Minorities with Disabilities 57
* Recreational Therapy Personnel 62
* Marginality and Ethnicity 69
* Culturally Competent Assessment 73
* Self-Appraisal 80
* Informal Interaction 84
* Assessment Interviews 85
* Interview Guide 87

5. Conclusions 91

References 93

Part II. Cultural Descriptions 105

6. African Americans 107
* Some Important Historical Dates for African Americans 107
* African American Culture and Customs 109
* Holidays, Celebrations, and Recreation 120
* Conclusion 122
* References 123

7. Chinese Americans 125
* Some Important Historical Dates for Chinese Americans 126
* Chinese American Culture and Customs 127
* Holidays, Celebrations, and Recreation 136
* Conclusion 140
* References 141

8. Japanese Americans 143
* Some Important Historical Dates for Japanese Americans 143
* Japanese American Culture and Customs 145
* Holidays, Celebrations, and Recreation 149
* Conclusion 150
* References 151

9. Hmong Americans 153
* Some Important Historical Dates for Hmong Americans 153
* Hmong American Culture and Customs 155
* Holidays, Celebrations, and Recreation 162
* Conclusion 165
* References 165

10. Mexican Americans 167
* Some Important Historical Dates for Mexican Americans 169
* Holidays, celebrations, and recreation 178
* Mexican Cultural Symbols 182
* Conclusion 184
* References 184

11. Puerto Rican Americans 187
* Some Important Historical Dates for Puerto Rican Americans 188
* Puerto Rican American Culture and Customs 189
* Holidays, Celebrations, and Recreation 192
* Conclusion 195
* References 195

Author

Jearold Holland, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse. He has over 30 years teaching experience in the therapeutic recreation and recreation management fields. Dr. Holland's research interests include therapeutic recreation, recreation for underrepresented groups, community recreation, and higher education. Dr. Holland has made numerous presentations on the underrepresented groups in therapeutic recreation, recreation, and higher education at the local, state, and national level. He is also the author of Black Recreation: A Historical Perspective and co-author of two urban novels Twisted and Nadine's Revenge.


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