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Effective Black Parenting Instructor Training Workshop In Washington, DC, Sept. 23-27, 2019

The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) is proud to announce that on the week of September 23-27, 2019, a workshop to prepare people to deliver classes in its Effective Black Parenting Program will be offered in Washington, DC.

This Workshop will be the first to use the newly Updated Version of this National Model Skill-Building Program.

The 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 cost for enrolling is $1,795.00 per person.

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

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

3) ENROLLMENT FEE: $1,795.00 (which includes the updated Complete Instructor’s Kit that is valued at $485.00)

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


CICC’s founder and director, Dr. Kerby T. 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 New Confident Parenting: A Skill-Building Program for Families of All Cultural Backgrounds

The 45 year old Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) is making available its New Confident Parenting Program for use worldwide. This cognitive behavioral skill-building effort, which was initially developed through research and demonstration grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, is designed for use with families from any cultural background and with children of different ages including with teenagers.

The original Confident Parenting Program was created in the 1970s for families of children 2 to 12. It taught several non-violent parenting skills such as effective praise, mild social disapproval, ignoring, time out and a special incentive system. It was developed within a child mental health clinic where it was used as an adjunctive treatment intervention with parents whose children had been referred for behavior problems. It was found to be highly effective in reducing problematic child behaviors and improving the quality of family life. When CICC adopted the program, it became successfully employed as part of a national model for training parenting instructors.

The New version was created for use in the current millennium. It covers more parenting skills, strategies and topics of contemporary interest, such as how to manage social media and technology. It is written by Dr. Kerby T. Alvy, CICC’s founder and director, and Dr. Camilla A. Clarke, one of CICC’s National Trainers of Instructors.

The new curriculum consists of 15 instructional units, which appear in the Parent’s Handbook. An instructor can teach all units as part of a parenting class or selected units. Thus, the program allows for classes of varying lengths.

The program is accompanied by a DVD where many of its parenting skills and strategies are exemplified, Yelling, Threatening, Putting Down: What To Do Instead. Included are the Effective Praising and Mild Social Disapproval skills and the “Thinking Parent’s Approach” and “Family Rules Are Like a Coin” strategies. Scenes where parents are about to yell, threaten or put down children are shown. The DVD is stopped to ask parents what they would do instead? Then the DVD is shown again with examples of very positive ways of managing child rearing challenges. The families depicted in the scenes are from different cultural backgrounds.

The Instructional Kit for the program includes a Parent’s Handbook, the Yelling DVD with its own Discussion Guide, 54 amusingly illustrated Family Rule Cards, 117 Instructional Charts and Drawings to use while teaching all or parts of the program and much more.

A professionally-led Parenting Instructor Training Workshop in this program can be arranged for any location. It provides training by one of CICC’s National Training Instructors, the Complete Instructor Kit, and Certification to conduct classes. If interested in bringing the workshop to your area, please complete and return a Workshop Application Form HERE.