Essay on Arab and Muslim Americans

Submitted By rachael.parkshayes
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Arab and Muslim Americans
The social media and public have given Arab and Muslim Americans drastic unkind looks after the 9/11 catastrophic. The history between the Special Population group and American’s has not always been bitter. The problems results from the media showing strong federal, religious and social forces, as well as their high level of violent crimes and their cultural association with the Islam and terrorism. This is why Arab and Muslim American are viewed as terrorists. Because of this stereotype it hinders Arab and Muslim Americans from receiving the proper help they need.
Human service workers should be aware of the Arab and Muslim populations have been through a mixture of things leaving their homeland coming to America where they thought they would be welcome. The transition from traditional to western culture is frightened for them and their family. Human service workers need to know that the Special Population does not believe much in therapy because it does not hold any value to them. They believe a healthy mind means a healthy body. Therefore, when seeing the clients you must have an open mind. The worker needs to get familiar with the clients lifestyle and know that male are the authoritarian in the house whole and it is best not to go over his head, but join in with him in making positive decision for the family. Learn the strength, problems, and family strictness will help with best assessing the client.

Reference
Cultural Diversity. A Primer for the Human Services, Fourth Edition
Chapter 14: Working with Arab and Muslim American Clients: An Interview with Marwan Dwairy
ISBN:9780840032256 Author: Jerry V.Diller
Copyright Cengage Learning (2011)

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