Clearinghouse Resource


Promoting Healthy Parenting Practices Across Cultural Groups: A CDC Research Brief


Lubell, Keri M.
Lofton, Teresa
Singer, Helen Harber


Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2008, 20 pages

Description of Resource

This research brief explores cultural issues around parenting in five different U.S. cultural groups: Asian Americans, Latin Americans, African Americans, American Indians, and non-Hispanic white Americans. The CDC brief recognizes that culture plays a major role in parenting and can even determine how a parent judges and responds to “good” or “bad” behavior. This study also found such variations within one culture, depending upon the country or tribe of origin. All in all, the brief emphasizes that healthy parenting programs and messages are most effective when they are sensitive to cultural norms.