Monthly Archives: August 2018

Stopping the Beating of Black Children – CICC’s Program and Wisdom of Dr. Stacey Patton

Inspired by the recent publications of Dr. Stacey Patton concerning the parenting legacy of slavery, and their relevance to CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program, an essay has been written and published on the CICC Website.

Click HERE to go to our NEWS page to read and/or Download the essay: Stopping the Beating of Black Children – CICC’s Program and Wisdom of Dr. Stacey Patton.

The essay should be required reading for anyone concerned about race relations in the USA. The essay is particularly timely with the recent release of Spike Lee’s powerful film, BlacKkKlansman.

The essay even made its debut on our other website which is devoted to the Effective Black Parenting Program,

Last Chance To Receive Discount for Washington, DC’s Effective Black Parenting Instructor Training Workshop September 10-14!

On the week of September 10-14, 2018, a new workshop to prepare people to deliver classes in the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring’s Effective Black Parenting Program will be offered in Washington, DC.

This 5-Day Workshop is being co-sponsored by and located at the D.C. Children’s Trust Fund.

To Register, go directly to the website of the Trust Fund by clicking HERE
The Regular cost for enrolling is $1,495.00 per person.

There are Discounts for Early Registration as follows:
Early Bird Special: Register by July 30th – $1,295
Special: Register between July 31st and August 24th – $1,395
Regular: Register between August 25th and September 3rd – $1,495

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: $1,495.00 (which includes Complete Instructor’s Kit)

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

5) LOCATION: D.C. Children’s Trust Fund, 1112 11th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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. The Program now has it’s own website where you can learn about it’s history, what it teaches and it’s impact on parents and children. The program website can be reached by clicking HERE


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, independent of enrolling in the Workshop, Click HERE

The Complete Parenting Education Works of Dr. Kerby T. Alvy

The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) proudly presents this summary of the parenting publications created by its Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Kerby T. Alvy, a nationally respected authority on parenting and parent education.

The publications include those about CICC’s national model skill-building programs (The New Confidant Parenting, The Effective Black Parenting, and the Los Ninos Bien Educados Programs).

Also included are general guidebooks for parents and professionals that are not part of any specific program, parenting education series from the CICC Blog, which are available free of charge, and how to contact Dr. Alvy for speaking and consulting engagements.

Included are the following publications. Click on the title to review, purchase or obtain.

1. Parenting Program Handbooks, Instructor Manuals and Related Videos

A. The New Confident Parenting Program

Parent Handbook

Yelling, Threatening, Putting Down: What To Do Instead DVD

B. The Effective Black Parenting Program

Parent Handbook

Instructor Manual

The Soulful Parent: Raising Healthy, Happy and Successful African American Children

Research on creating the program: Black Parenting: Strategies for Training (Amazon)

C. The Los Ninos Bien Educados Program

Parent Handbook: In Spanish

Parent Handbook: In English

Instructor Manual: Mainly In English, Some Spanish

2. Guidebooks for Parents and Professionals that are independent of a specific Program

The New Power of Positive Parenting

Parenting Errors: How To Solve Them

Parent Training Today: A Social Necessity (Amazon)

THE POSITIVE PARENT – Raising Healthy, Happy, and Successful Children from Birth-Adolescence (Teachers College Press – Columbia University)

The CICC Discovery Tool – Questionnaires to explore young children’s development in the first 5 years of life and to see if a child has Special Needs. (Amazon)

3. Parenting Education Series and Articles from CICC Blog (Free)

How Children Learn Series

Series on Why “We Must Stop Hitting Children!”

What Presidents and Presidential Candidates can do to make America a Parent-Friendly Nation

4. Have Dr. Alvy Consult with Your Organization or Speak at Conferences