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August/September 2002Vol. 3, No. 7Multicultural Guide Prepares Professionals for Cultural Differences

Parent educators, social workers, family therapists, and other helping professionals now have another resource to assist them in working with families of different cultures. The Multicultural Parenting Education Guide is one of the many products of the Nurturing Parenting Programs published by Family Development Resources, Inc. The Nurturing Parenting Programs are family-centered, extensively field-tested, and validated programs that teach nurturing skills to parents and children while reinforcing positive family values. The guide presents information on various cultures that professionals should know before their involvement with families begins. It is approximately 200 pages in length and includes descriptions of the following cultures:

  • African American
  • Cambodian
  • Chilean
  • Chinese
  • El Salvadoran
  • Filipino
  • Hawaiian
  • Hmong
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Mexican
  • Puerto Rican
  • Vietnamese

Specifically, the guide addresses the history of each culture, the most important family values, selected values related to the culture, family life, parenting/child rearing traditions and practices, key things parent educators who are not of the culture must know in order to teach parenting to people of the culture, expression of emotions, special topics, words and phrases, approaching families of the culture, adapting to the dominant culture, and what every parent educator needs to know about the culture but would probably not discover on their own.

The guide is $24.95 and is written in English. The complete Nurturing Parenting product catalog is in PDF format and can be found on the Web at

For more information about Nurturing Parenting Programs, contact:

Family Development Resources, Inc.
3070 Rasmussen Road, Suite 109
P.O. Box 982350
Park City, Utah 84098
Phone: 800-688-5822
Fax: 435-649-9599

Related Items

See the following articles in the Children's Bureau Express:

  • "Highlights of the 13th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect," where the theme was Faces of Change: Embracing Diverse Cultures and Alternative Approaches (May/June 2001)
  • "Understanding Recruitment of Latino Resource Parents" (January 2002)