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. 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
I thought the video on Cultural Identities was informative, however, I was shocked that I did not get so many questions correct. The information given was very detailed and that is the difference in what I already knew, I only knew the definitions on a broad sense and that was incorrect knowledge. I am very please to have taken the course. The information on transcultural foster parenting was helpful because we have a child that is not the same as our race and it is a rewarding experience
Zina B.

I was enlighten to a lot of information that I thought I already knew the answer to but really didn't. It reassured me in my ability to foster someone of a different culture. The course was very interesting and very much needed.
Cheryl T.

This course examines transcultural foster parenting including:

  • cultural differences to expect when a child joins the home

  • cultural needs of children by age group

  • stereotypes based on race, color, and ethnicity

  • ways to support a child's sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression

  • how to cope with culturally insensitive or hurtful episodes

(4 credit hours, $20.00 per person)