This section offers information and strategies Head Start staff can use to support families in obtaining, processing, and understanding information to make appropriate oral health decisions, taking into account families’ language and culture.
Families bring a wealth of strengths that stem from their culture — beliefs, values, and behaviors — that shape their way of life. Cultural practices influence how families take care of themselves and their children. Where needed, Head Start staff must implement strategies that take into account families’ culture, languages, and practices to help families improve their child’s oral health.
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Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Audience: Teachers and Caregivers
Series: Brush Up on Oral Health (BUOH)
Last Updated: April 26, 2023