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... a set of beliefs and stereotypes that influence larger ideas in society. Hence, the heterogeneity of disadvantages experienced by Asian Americans is de-categorized by the framework of social constructionism. In practice, I can identify numerous disadvantages in social services because of culturally incompetent practices that disadvantage monolingual Asian Americans. Herein, being able to identify the marginalization of being mono-lingual, helps give insights about the disadvantages in social capital for many mono-lingual participants. CSUDH’s MSW Self Study (2009) describes Assets and Social Development (ASD) focuses on the capacity of participants based on social capital and resources. As a social worker, it is important to advocate for methods of increasing the capacity of participant’s civic participation and collaboration in order to promote economic growth.
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