Resources addressing the role of cultural values in parenting practices and ways to improve cultural competence in prevention services when working with diverse families, including State and local examples.
APSAC's Role in Developing the Field of Cultural Competence in Child Maltreatment Prevention, Intervention, and Research
APSAC Advisor, 24(1&2), 2012
Discusses the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) highlights of cultural competence in child maltreatment and reviews the development of the Cultural Diversity Committee by the APSAC Board, the establishment of the Cultural Institute, the efforts of APSAC leaders in cultural competence outside the APSAC, and current cultural competence in child maltreatment.
Cultural Influences on Parenting (PDF - 2,048 KB)
Summarizes a survey conducted by ZERO TO THREE that examines the importance of racial and ethnic differences in parenting beliefs, understanding of developmental milestones, expectations for school readiness, and influences on parenting.
Evidence-Based Neglect Prevention Model Shows Effectiveness with American Indians in a First of Its Kind Research Study (PDF - 615 KB)
Casey Family Programs (2012)
Discusses the findings of a study that investigated the effectiveness of an evidence-based, parent-training curriculum for American Indian parents who are at-risk or have been reported for maltreatment through SafeCare. Trained home visitors work with families who have children ages 0-5 in their home environment for 15 to 20 weeks.
Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Children's Bureau Discretionary Grant Cluster
Presents site visit reports from programs funded to provide financial support to selected Tribes, Tribal organizations, and migrant programs that offer child abuse prevention programs in their communities.
Promoting Healthy Parenting Practices Across Cultural Groups: A CDC Research Brief (PDF - 6,440 KB)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008)
Examines the ways that parents from five different cultural groups respond to children's behavior and their views of desirable or undesirable parenting practices. The study's results may help parenting programs develop more culturally-competent support services for parents.
Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development (PDF - 4,270 KB)
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start, & The National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (2013)
Focuses on refugee families raising children from the prenatal period through age 5 and addresses family well-being, safety and protection, guidance and discipline, healthy brain development, early learning and school readiness, and connecting to early care and education.
Working with Latino Individuals, Couples, and Families: A Toolkit for Stakeholders
National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families & Family Bridges (2013)
A toolkit designed to help stakeholders acquire cultural competence and covers important topics in the research literature with input from experts in the field. Each chapter highlights program development and implementation recommendations, including case studies with discussion questions.
Culture and Parenting: A Guide for Delivering Parenting Curriculums to Diverse Families (PDF - 289 KB)
University of California Cooperative Extension (2006)
A guide for practitioners on how to evaluate the cultural sensitivity of programs and services and how to make their parenting program more culturally sensitive.
Hmong Cultural Guide: Building Capacity to Strengthen the Well-Being of Immigrant Families and Their Children: A Prevention Strategy (PDF - 157 KB)
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (2010)
Reviews Hmong parenting practices, parent and child nurturing and attachment styles, expectations of child development, parental attitudes in seeking health care for their children, and parental attitudes toward emotional behavior and mental health.
Home Visiting Services for Young Latino Families: Challenges and Choices (PDF - 373 KB)
King County Children and Family Commission (2010)
Presents results from a research effort in King County, Washington, to examine the needs of the growing population of young Latino families and considers the effectiveness of home visiting services for these families.