Monthly Archives: December 2019

Effective Black Parenting Instructor Training Workshop In Washington, DC, March 9-13, 2020

The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) is proud to announce that on the week of March 9-13, 2020, a workshop to prepare people to deliver classes in its Effective Black Parenting Program will be offered in Washington, DC.

This Workshop will 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.

EBP Parents Handbook_3879

To obtain Instructional Materials for CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program, independent of enrolling in the Workshop, Click HERE

Help Teens Cope With Mental Health Issues

On the basis of an outreach communication from Samantha Litton of, who was contacting us on behalf their sister site, Palmer Lake Recovery, we have become aware of an excellent resource about the mental health needs of teens.

According to information compiled by the National Institute of Mental Health, about 20% of all teens either have or are likely to have a serious mental illness between the ages of 13 and 18. This includes issues such as anxiety disorders, mood swings and behavioral problems.

This excellent and interactive resource is designed to educate and empower parents of teens, their family members and the teens themselves to become more aware and better informed. Here is a link to the resource:

Parents Guide: How To Help Your Teen Cope With Mental Health Issues.

We at the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring are pleased to make you aware of this excellent and carefully constructed resource guide and to urge you to make use of it!