Cultural Humility in Parenting Education

Worksite Location
CCE Tompkins County
Project Dates
Summer 2020
Faculty Sponsor
Laura Tach, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Field Mentors/Supervisors
Anna Steinkraus, Juliana Garcia
Stipend
$5,000
Project Summary and Intended Outcomes

Parenting education programs are primarily developed from a dominant culture lens, which disregards unique needs of racially/ethnically diverse families. This may leave parenting programs inaccessible to families of color, the most rapidly growing population in the U.S. The goals of this project include the following: - Analyze research-based parenting education programs, assessing for cultural humility, unconscious bias, and inclusivity for diverse populations, particularly people of color. - Develop briefs to help CCE educators across New York (and beyond) increase their ability to critically assess parenting education programs through a lens of cultural humility.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Research a range of parenting education programs

• Gather information about parenting programs working successfully with people of color

• Understand levels of evidence used to evaluate programs (i.e. research based vs evidence informed vs evidence based programs)

• Conduct in-depth literature reviews regarding cultural humility as it applies to parenting education and how unconscious bias plays out in parenting education programs

• Develop briefs summarizing tips and cautions for parenting educators to increase their ability to successfully deliver parenting education programs to people of color

Qualifications and Previous Coursework
Benefits and Skills

• Learn about a range of parenting education programs

• Develop skills and tools for collecting information about parenting programs working successfully with people of color

• Learn about research based/evidence informed/evidence based programs

• Understand cultural humility as it applies to parenting education

• Understand unconscious bias and how it plays out in parenting education programs

• Learn how to write briefs summarizing tips and cautions for parenting educators to increase their ability to successfully deliver parenting education programs to people of color

• Experience working in the community, as part of the CCE-Tompkins Family & Community Development team in partnership with a faculty member