Empowering head start african american and latino families: Promoting strengths-based parenting characteristics through child parent relationship training-an evidence-based group parenting program

Angela I. Sheely-Moore, Peggy L. Ceballos

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With the tendency of low-income African American and Latino children identified at-risk for school readiness and school success compared to their early-childhood counterparts, Head Start personnel are challenged to examine the role of family strengths in the promotion of academic success for these populations. This article provides a rationale for the use of an empirically supported, strengths-based parenting program, Child Parent Relationship Training (CPRT), when working with low-income Head Start African American and Latino families. An examination of the shared objectives of CPRT and key domains within the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework (2003) are also highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-53
Number of pages13
JournalNHSA Dialog
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011



  • Child mental health
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Parent-child relationship
  • Parenting
  • Poverty

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