Responding to Families in Culturally Sensitive Ways
A PITC Training Session
Session Format: 3-hour session, 30-40 participants, lecture, reflection, discussion
This session helps participants increase their awareness of their own cultural assumptions and of how these assumptions may affect their interactions with families from cultures different from their own. Activities are designed to allow participants to explore in depth their own cultural roots. Building on the second five keys of the DVD Essential Connections, this session then focuses on developing culturally responsive relationships with families.
Related Module(s):
IV Culture, Family, and Providers
Related Resources:
Article Connecting with Families Tips for Those Difficult Conversations
Article Conversations We're Not Having About Diversity
Article Culturally Sensitive Care
Article Exploring Diversity in Supervision and Practice
Article From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice
Article Part I: Guiding Principles for Developing Cultural Competence
Article Part III: Understanding Contemporary Families and Households
Article The Cultural Responsiveness and Dual Language Education Project
Article Very Young Children In Lesbian- And Gay-Headed Families: Moving Beyond Acceptance
Article What If All the Children in My Class Are White? Historical and Research Background
Guide El cuidado de los niños de cero a tres años en grupo: Una guía para el cuidado infantil culturalmente sensible, Segunda edición
Guide Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Culturally Sensitive Care, Second Edition
Handout Activity: Practicing Skills for Cultural Sensitivity in Group Role Plays
Handout Agenda
Handout Bibliography of Books
Handout Cultural Sensitivity is...
Handout Cultural Sensitivity Requires...
Handout Culture and Child Care
Handout Defining Culture Activity
Handout Defining Values
Handout Guidelines for Becoming Culturally Responsive to Families
Handout Key Concepts
Handout Linking the PITC Trainer Institute Sessions to Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
Handout Quote by Carol Brunson Phillips
Handout Resource List
Handout Skills Needed to Become Culturally Responsive to Families
Handout The Iceberg Concept of Culture
Handout The Many Kinds of Family Structures in Our Communities
Handout Value
Manual Trainer's Manual Module IV: Culture, Family and Providers
PowerPoint Responding to Families in Culturally Sensitive Ways