Cultural Issues in Parenting

Children enter foster care with their own cultural background, which influences their behavior, beliefs, and world view. Children benefit when foster parents respect and are supportive of their cultural differences, including differences in customs, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This class examines how parents can support children's cultural development at various ages and offers suggestions for coping with insensitive or hurtful episodes at school and in the community.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • give examples of cultural differences to expect when a child enters a home
  • describe aspects of culture
  • recognize stereotypes base on race, color, and ethnicity
  • describe the cultural needs of children by age group
  • give examples of ways to support a child's sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
4 credit hours, $20.00 per person.

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