Multiculturalism: Implications for Culturally Competent Social Work Practice

Rita A, Webb, ACSW, DCSW

Diversity & Equity

Practice Perspectives


In the United States, there has been a continued population demographic shift, with an increase of people of color from diverse cultures and ethnic identities. Many of these families who seek social services are poor, immigrants, or survivors of generations of racism and discrimination. For many social workers, this change in demographics can mean increased exposure to the complexities and richness of diverse experiences and needs which are reflected in caseloads, communities, and work places.

Members Only

Members only content keeps NASW Members current with the latest practice information and social work trends.

Join NASW Today

About Practice Perspectives

NASW Practice Perspectives are valuable members-only resources that provide insight on trends affecting social work practice.

View all Practice Tools
National Association of Social Workers, 750 First Street, NE • Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002
NASW Member Services 800-742-4089 Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET or
©2017 National Association of Social Workers. All Rights Reserved.
  • Update Your Profile in the Member Center
  • Login