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Parenting within the Haitian Community


Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023

Time: 3:30-5:00 PM EST


Parenting is often referred to as the process of raising and educating a child from birth until adulthood. Culture is likely to influence the parenting practices of diverse groups. Immigrants face many challenges when they migrate to the US, and that include their parenting practices, as they might engage in parenting practices that goes against the norms of their host country. Immigrant parents, including Haitian parents, prefer to maintain the cultural practices of their home country relating to parenting their children in the US. This can cause intergenerational conflicts.

Topic Focus Areas

  • Parenting in the Haitian Community
  • Parenting Styles
  • Issues in Parenting/discipline
  • Healthy communication and forming bonds

Symposium Goals

The quality of the parent child relationship has tremendous impact in the child’s development and potential likelihood for engaging in risky behaviors later on in adolescence/adulthood. The goal of the symposium to discuss parenting practices within the Haitian community and to expand on healthy and unhealthy discipline practices, and to provide parents with different strategies and interventions to support their children as they grow and foster heathier relationships.


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