In this course, you can expect to learn:
- Things to take into consideration before committing to becoming a parent to a young person of a different race
- How to help foster youth gain a strong sense of racial identity
- How important cultural connections are for foster youth How to help minimize the impact of being placed in a home with a very different culture
- How to help make your home a bicultural home How to celebrate a bicultural family
Review the "Transracial Parenting in Foster Care and Adoption" guidebook created to help parents and children in transracial homes learn how to thrive in and celebrate their bicultural family; and for children to gain a strong sense of racial identity and cultural connections.
Watch the following video to gain perspective of the impact living in a home outside of their own culture or ethnic background has on a young person in foster care
Review this booklet created by C. Kimo Alameda, Ph. D, "In the Rainbow: Cultural Best Practices in Foster Care" to learn how Hawai'i, the country's most diverse state, is being mindful of the trauma youth have experienced coming into the foster care system and how to minimize the impact of being placed in a home with a very different culture.
Join the discussion in the comments below to answer the following question:
What challenges have you faced, or what challenges are you fearful of facing, as a bicultural foster parent?