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Discussion: Final Project—Immersion Project Presentation

As mentioned last week, your Immersion Project presentation is a chance to reflect on and disseminate your findings from your immersion experience. For this Discussion, you will disseminate your findings to your classmates.

To Prepare

Review your Course Announcements for possible information related to this week’s Discussion.

Reflect on your immersion experience and how you would describe the culture you selected based on what you learned.

By Day 4


a brief (no more than a few sentences) description of your selected immersion culture. Attach your Immersion Project PowerPoint presentation to your Discussion post. Be sure also to write the name of the culture you focused on in the subject line of your post.

By Day 6

After reviewing your colleagues’ narrated presentations,


to at least


of your colleagues’ presentations in one or more of the following ways:

Expand on your colleagues’ ideas and experiences by offering a new perspective or insight you gained from viewing their presentations.

Provide additional supporting information for consideration related to their chosen cultures.

Compare cultural norms or considerations of your colleagues’ selected cultures with those of the one you researched during your immersion experience.

Dephany Parks
Dr Dorthy Seabrook
Humn 6162
Walden University
July 24,2022
• Working with diverse communities require in-depth
understanding to yield the best results (Kim & Zakour,
• Interacting with diverse communities require a human
service provider require some capabilities such as:
a) Cultural Humility
b) Cultural competence
c) Patience
• Engagement is the surest way to achieve this
• This report reflects an immersion project for the Latino
to understand this community’s culture and social
• The main reason why I engage in this research is to
discover the realistic nature of the Latino people.
• This insight originate from the way the Latino people
are stereotyped in the film industry and other
mainstream media.
• The preliminary study is through an individual from a
Latino background who can assist in giving
background information and also capture first hand
data through interaction with the community.
• The dialogue system of capturing data is effective as
it allows both parties to express their concerns
• The world can fall victim of stereotypes
• The Latino people are an interesting people to work with due
to their culture.
• Communication is essential in that it bridges the gap between
the researcher and the respondent.
• In research it is advisable to fit into the community in order to
reap more and accurate results from the study (Diller, 2019).
• Cultural competence is mandatory (Dominguez & Yeh, 2018)..
imposing one’s values and attitudes when dealing with diverse
cultures is unacceptable (National Organization for Human
Services, 2015).
• The Latino people uphold individualism
• The people hold individual accountability to situations.
• The people are careful of personal actions.
• The people are responsible.
• The people are open and outward oriented.
• The people are interactive.
• The people are slow to show emotions.
• The people uphold traditional beliefs. These beliefs include:
• Death ceremonies.
• Burial accentuation
• Connection to the dead
Social Interactions
• The Latino people are very social.
• They live mostly in extended families
• The Latino people are always willing t share their
cultural ideas with other people.
• The people like interacting on social function.
• Weddings form a major interaction point.
• Burials are also common social areas.
• The people are welcoming.
• The Latino dressing depict their culture (they dress to
Religion and Spiritual Beliefs
• Most people in the community are Catholic.
• The people uphold Christian faith.
• The Catholics pray using a rosary
Roles and Expectations
• The Latino people engage in diverse economic activities
like retail and restaurant industries.
• The people uphold hard work to sustain their lives.
Language and Communication
• The Latino communicate through Spanish and Portuguese.
• The Latino people trace their history to the Latin America.
• These people are basically rooted on their historical
geographical existence.
• The Latino are usually misrepresented.
• The Latino people are associated with a history of
• The people are also associated with gun and drug
illegal businesses.
• The Latino people were initially colonized Portugal and
Spain hence they Adopted the Spanish and Portuguese
• The Latino depict a close family tie as well as rich culinary,
religion and tradition culture.
• The Latino people are different from how they are depicted
in the media.
• The Latino people are friendly and accommodative.
• These people are open to discussions.
• The People are handworkers. They engage in economic
activities to sustain their livelihood. The Latino people are
strategic and organized.
• I have come to learn that the framing can ruin the real
image of a community.in that injustice surrounding the
community due to perceived social profiling (Adeola & Picou,
2016) The Latino people are the best community to work
with, however they are misrepresented in mainstream media.
• The Latino people are usually stereotyped as criminals in the
movies and film industry.
• This idea is a stereotype as the community is nice and
• Evidence is crucial in justifying cultural backgrounds (U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, 2020).
• This information can be applied in other communities during
study to look for concrete evidence to justify an assertion.
• The information can also be applied to eliminate stereotypes
and false imaging of community.
• The cultural competence is mandatory and helpful when
working with diverse communities.
• Adeola, F. O., & Picou, J. S. (2017). Hurricane Katrina-linked
environmental injustice: Race, class, and place differentials in
attitudes. Disasters, 41(2), 228–257.
• Diller, J. V. (2019). Cultural diversity: A primer for the human
services (6th ed.). Cengage Learning.
• Domínguez, D., & Yeh, C. (2020). Social justice disaster relief,
counseling, and advocacy: The case of the Northern California
wildfires. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 33(3), 287–311.
• Kim, H., & Zakour, M. (2018). Exploring the factors associated
with the disaster preparedness of human service organizations
serving persons with disabilities. Human Service Organizations:
Management, Leadership & Governance, 42(1), 19–32.
• National Organization for Human Services. (2015). Ethical
standards for human services professionals.

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