As a Social Worker, several engagement and assessment techniques can be used to help build a rapport and connect with Tanya, taking into consideration her cultural background. Here are some techniques that I believe would be helpful: 1. Active Listening: One of the most important engagement techniques is to actively listen to Tanya, validating her concerns and feelings. This can be done by using open-ended questions and reflective listening to encourage her to share her thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Actively listening to what she has to say can make a world of difference. 2. Cultural Sensitivity: It is important to be culturally sensitive in all interactions with Tanya. This may involve being aware of cultural norms and practices in her community and incorporating them into the assessment process. For example, it may be helpful to use bilingual materials or to involve Tanya's family in the assessment process. With Tanya only being 10, her family may be the best way to communicate effectively and help provide cultural sensitivity. 3. Strengths-Based Approach: Another effective engagement and assessment technique is to use a strengths-based approach. This involves focusing on Tanya's strengths and abilities and using them to build her confidence and self-esteem. This can be done by identifying her interests and hobbies and incorporating them into the assessment process. It is also important to work collaboratively with Tanya and involve her in the assessment process as much as possible.
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