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Cultural Differences in Parenting

April 24, 2024

Baby hand placed on top of parents hand

CEU Webinar

August 16, 2024
$20 for CEUs, $10 for no CEUs
This course fulfills the cultural competency requirement for licensure in Illinois (LCSW/LSW and LCPC/LPC).

This course will help professionals understand how cultural and/or differences and historical perspectives have a direct and indirect impact on influencing parenting styles. Predetermined stereotyped (socially engineered and generational) rules have been established for children of color throughout our society; this course will help professionals take culture into consideration and empower parents in preparing their children to survive and thrive.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify common parenting styles of Modern Society.
  2. Explore cultural and/or racial differences in parenting, and how historical perspectives could influence them.
  3. Employ awareness of the significant impact that culture and/or race have on diverse parenting approaches.

Registration Options:

If you do not need CEUs for social work licensure, register via the link below:


If you do need CEUs for LCSW/LSW or LCPC/LPC, register via the link below:


Workshop Presenters

LaDonna Bracy, MBA, is a Family Advocate Specialist with a passion for empowering individuals through education and training. With over six years of experience in the field, LaDonna has honed her skills as a Trainer Facilitator, specializing in Cultural Humility and Family Peer Support. Her professional journey includes serving at The University of Illinois School of Social Work’s Office of Learning and Professional Development and the Provider Assistance Training Hub (PATH), where she facilitated training programs for diverse audiences. LaDonna holds certifications in Online Teaching, Professional Training Facilitation, and Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support, showcasing her commitment to professional development. Known for her relatable and engaging training style, LaDonna excels at making complex topics understandable while fostering an inclusive learning environment.

Phlona Williams graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois Springfield in 2002.  Phlona has worked as a direct social service provider serving youth and adults in various capacities in mental and behavioral health services, school-based behavioral management, foster care services, truancy services, child welfare, area agency on aging support and public health services.  Her roles have ranged from SASS Case Manager, Home Health Operations Manager to Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.  Prior to coming to PATH, she held the position of Instructional Designer for the Office of Learning and Development with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work in collaboration with the Department of Children and Family Services.

Phlona is a Family Advocate Specialist on the Path Team at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, School of Social Work.  Phlona is responsible for Collaborating with other members of the PATH Family Advocate Specialists Team to develop training curriculum that supports prepares and sustains family peer supporters in the field. In this role, Phlona conducts research for training development, collaborates in various workgroups for training planning and content development, and delivers web-based and on-site training for family peer support staff.

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