Promoting Healthy Cultural Identity for Children of Color Living in Transracial Families

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Have you ever asked yourself if you’re doing it right as a transracial parent? Have you ever been too embarrassed to ask questions about culture because you are afraid of saying the wrong thing or are embarrassed about not knowing the answer? Do you feel like you are falling short in helping the child in your care connect to their culture while still feeling a sense of belonging in your family? Do you question how to prepare your entire family to become anti-racist in words and actions? If so, you are not alone. Being a parent or caregiver of a child of another race requires vigilance, compassion, an open mind, strength of character, and a willingness to educate yourself continually.

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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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