Monthly Archives: September 2016

Effective Black Parenting Instructor Training Workshop Oct. 24-28, 2016 Washington, DC

All arrangements have been made for this Workshop. It is being conducted in cooperation with the DC Children’s Trust Fund, through which enrollments can be made.

Go directly to the Home Page of the Trust Fund by clicking Here and Scroll to the bottom of the Page where you will see “CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Training”. There you will find Program Descriptions and Enrollment Procedures.

Here is some of the pertinent information about the Workshop…

1) PURPOSE: To learn how to deliver Classes in Center for the Improvement of Child Caring’s (CICC) Effective Black Parenting Program.

2) WHAT YOU GET: 5 Days of Professional Training, a Complete Instructor’s Kit of materials needed to run Classes, and Certification to conduct Classes.

3) ENROLLMENT FEE: $1,395.00 (which includes Complete Instructor’s Kit)

4) WORKSHOP LEADER: Ruth M. Rich, M.A. (who has conducted numerous classes)

5) LOCATION: Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20010

6) TIME COMMITMENT: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday-Friday)

By completing this Workshop, You will be joining over 5,000 colleagues in 44 States and the District of Columbia who have been similarly trained over the last 4 decades.

CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program has won numerous awards, and is considered to be an evidence-based National Model.


Dr. Alvy receiving congratulations from President Clinton for CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program.

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To obtain Instructional Materials for CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program, Click here

To learn more about CICC & Dr. Alvy, Click here

Great Success with Effective Black Parenting Workshops and… 2 More Scheduled!

Two new Effective Black Parenting instructor training workshops in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles have been scheduled!

The workshop in DC will take place the week of October 24-28, 2016. It will be held at Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20010. It will be led by Ruth M. Rich, M.A., who has taught numerous classes and seminars in the Effective Black Parenting Program. sororruth2-corr_cropEBP Parents Handbook_3879

There are openings in that workshop. The enrollment fee is $1395 for the five days of professional training. The fee includes a complete Kit of educational materials to use in running classes in this evidence-based program, and certification to conduct classes.

To enroll please contact Mr. Samuel Tramel, the Executive Director of the DC Children’s Trust Fund. He can be reached at (202) 299-0900 Ext. 24 or The Children’s Trust Fund is partnering with CICC in organizing and running this workshop.

The upcoming workshop in Los Angeles is scheduled for September 19-23, 2016 and it is sold out. It is being sponsored by Shields for Families and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).


The new workshops are following on the heels of two very successful workshops which were conducted on August 24-28, 2016 in the Los Angeles area. Both of those workshops were supported by the County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and two local non-profits, Shields for Families and Prototypes. Both were attended by service providing personnel from child welfare agencies.

The accompanying photo was taken at the graduation of the workshop that Shields for Families sponsored. In the middle of the first row is Dr. Alvy, CICC’s Founder and Executive Director, and next to Dr. Alvy, wearing the beautiful medallion, is Ms. Ida Collier, CICC’s National Trainer who led that workshop.


Below is a link to the video of the graduates speaking about the impact the workshop and the program had on them.

It’s worth taking the time to view the entire video because their comments are both powerful and poignant. They share how they have begun to successfully use the workshop skills and ideas with their clients and their own family members.
Click Here to view the video.