Social Class & Internalized Messages What messages have you internalized about “the poor,” “the middle class,” and “the wealthy”?

1. Social Class & Internalized Messages What messages have you internalized about “the poor,” “the middle class,” and “the wealthy”? How did you learn these messages and how do you feel about them? How may these messages impact your work in the human services field? These messages may include aspects of physical image or appearance, family size, identity, values, aspirations, home life, marital status, etc. In response to your peers, discuss the similar and/or different messages you received. What do you think were the motivations behind these messages?
2. Working with Low-Income Families What qualities, knowledge, and experience must therapists possess to work most effectively with low-income families .In response to your peers, discuss strategies to improve or build upon the necessary qualities, knowledge, and experience.
3. Motivation for Immigration What are the differences between those who immigrate for economic versus political reasons? How do you think these differences effect the process of acculturation to the host culture?In response to your peers, discuss the societal perceptions of the motivating factors for immigration. Please also discuss the access to supportive services and resources for immigrants with different immigration statuses.