Culturally Competent Parenting

This course examines parenting minority-culture children: cultural competence, cultural confusion, facing prejudice, racism, advocacy

Instructors Expert – Dr. Tanya M. Coakley, professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and specialist in transcultural foster, kinship and adoptive families
Course Duration 2 credit hours
Course Delivery Self-Directed, Online
Course Provider Foster Parent College
Course Type Self-Directed, Online

Fostering or adopting a culturally different child presents a unique set of challenges and concerns. Providing children of minority cultures an environment that takes into account their cultural differences is a critical component of culturally competent parenting. FPC's "Culturally Competent Parenting" addresses how to help children maintain and feel good about their culture. Join Tanya M. Coakley, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, as she offers insight and practical solutions to majority culture parents caring for minority culture children. This course focuses on helping children appreciate and maintain their cultural identity, building children's confidence in dealing with prejudice and racism, and advocating on behalf of children. Also covered are causes of cultural confusion, key points necessary for the development of a healthy cultural identity, and general steps parents can take to enhance a child's cultural identity.

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

  • identify causes of cultural confusion
  • develop empathy for a minority child living in a majority culture family
  • identify strategies to help children appreciate and maintain their cultural identity
  • identify strategies to help children confidently deal with prejudice and racism
  • know when and how to advocate for rights on a child's behalf
  • identify key points necessary for the development of a healthy cultural identity
  • identify general steps parents can take to enhance a child's cultural identity

Course Details

Course Type: Self-Directed, Online
Duration: 2 credit hours
Mandatory for P.R.I.D.E. Levels of Pay:
Recertification Required:
Provided by: Foster Parent College
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