Read The Story of Timothy on page 91 in your text. Use it to help you begin thinking about writing your own story of uniqueness in a diverse world.
In this 3-4 page assignment you will discuss the unique and diverse aspects of yourself as they relate to:
- Gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, ability, class, and sexual orientation (GARREACS).
- Explain “who you are” and what your experiences have been as they relate to the concept of diversity.
- Include any aspects reviewed in the first two weeks’ readings (Ch. 1,2,3,4, 6) that are relevant to YOU.
- Assess your development in relation to the identity theories discussed in the readings. Which model applies the most to you
- Consider briefly any historical, social/family, financial/economic, cultural, or political considerations that have specifically impacted you or your family in your development and in your ability to meet your own needs.
- Summarize the impact of any programs or laws that help or hinder your ability to have the life you would like to have.
- Explain how any of the diverse aspects of “who you are” have either been helpful or hindered your ability to obtain health or human services.
- Illustrate your points with any personal examples that are relevant.
Summarize with a focus on where you see the need to gain understanding and insight for future work with diverse others.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.