ERIC Number: EJ943227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Towards Culturally Relevant Preventive Interventions: The Consideration of Racial Socialization in Parent Training with African American Families
Coard, Stephanie I.; Wallace, Scyatta A.; Stevenson, Howard C.; Brotman, Laurie M.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v13 n3 p277-293 Sep 2004
We present a rationale for the inclusion of culture-based parenting practices (i.e., racial socialization) in the design and implementation of empirically based parenting programs with African American families. We begin with a discussion of the limitations of the current parent training literature related to cultural considerations. Second, we examine the cultural and racial contexts of parenting for African Americans, review the literature on racial socialization, and discuss empirical support for considering its inclusion in parent training programs. Third, we examine the extent to which racial socialization operates in low-income African American families by presenting the findings from a qualitative pilot. We conclude by discussing how findings from the qualitative pilot might inform intervention efforts.
Descriptors: African American Family, Socialization, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Parent Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Prevention, Intervention, Race, Low Income
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