Adaptive Tapestry is a new textbook for cultural competence and diversity courses in social work.
This book takes the position that professional competence cannot exist in the absence of cultural competence.
If culture is the lens through which we all experience and navigate our world, social work efforts and interventions must also be practiced and experienced through a cultural lens.
Therefore, the ever-evolving achievement of professional competencies requires - unequivocally - attention to matters of culture, diversity, equity and inclusion.
The focuses on the micro-mezzo-macro spectrum, and how cultural competence changes in those contexts.
The first part focuses on making the student aware of their own attitudes; the second part treats the class as a community for learning about diversity; the third part focuses on learning about cultural competence through field practice.