New National Organization Promotes Effective Parenting and Parent Education
Memberships Now Available in New National Organization That Promotes Effective Parenting and Parenting Education
Parents, parenting educators and agencies around the country sign up to become members of the National Effective Parenting Initiative (NEPI)
Meeting the demands of over 1000 parents, educators and agencies from around the country who signed an on-line petition to promote effective parenting, the National Effective Parenting Initiative (NEPI) is now offering memberships to further the goal of making it the birthright of every child in the United States to be raised effectively by loving and skillful parents who receive the best possible parenting education.
Membership categories include Parent, Professional and Affiliated Organizations and are listed on the organization's Web site www.EffectiveParentingUSA.org.
Annual dues have been set at $25 for parents and $100 for professionals. Dues for affiliated organizations are dependent on their size and total budget.
Each membership comes with an array of benefits to help in being the best parent possible and/or being the most effective professional or agency in educating and serving parents, children and families. Parent memberships can be given as gifts.
Membership benefits for Professional and Affiliated Organizations include discounts on parenting instructor training workshops and professional parenting conferences, as well as discounts on over 1000 parenting books, videos and DVDs. These members also receive a quarterly Professional Newsletter with regular articles on marketing and evaluating parenting interventions, and updates on what is happening in Washington to support effective parenting and parenting education.
To become part of the National Effective Parenting Initiative membership program of your choice, click on the program of interest:
For Parents (includes option to give as a gift)
Kerby T. Alvy, Ph.D., founder executive director of the 33-year-old Center for the Improvement of Child Caring in Studio City, Calif., came up with the idea for NEPI in early 2006 because there was no organization bringing attention to the critical need and importance of both effective parenting and parenting education on a national level.
According to Dr. Alvy, "When children are effectively and skillfully parented, they have the best chance of reaching their full potential and becoming healthy, productive citizens."
Dr. Alvy and the other national parenting authorities who are members of the NEPI Board of Advisors feel parenting education in its various forms and programs is the most direct and sensible way of helping parents to be effective and skillful in raising children.
At a White House Briefing held in December 2006 at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Dr. Alvy told top officials of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies in attendance, "When effective parenting and parenting education become priorities, all communities benefit in numerous ways, including through reductions in the costly and often tragic problems that are associated with or caused by ineffective and uninformed parenting -- problems like child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, school failure and underachievement, gangs, crime and violence."
|Organizing America for Effective Parenting
As part of efforts to build the capacity of communities to insure that every child is raised effectively, Dr. Alvy will begin delivering keynote presentations on "Organizing America for Effective Parenting" that show how NEPI memberships and initiatives can be used in creating local effective parenting projects.
These inspiring presentations are supplemented by meetings with Dr. Alvy and local leadership groups to explore specific strategies for creating and funding such important projects. The first of these presentation and leadership meeting events will take place June 13-14, 2007, at The Pathways to Effective Parent Education Conference at Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA. The groups who are organizing the conference and the meetings include the State Department of Health, Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, Virginia State University Cooperative Extension, Family and Children's Trust Fund and the Governor's Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (GOSAP).
Dr. Alvy is being scheduled to deliver similar keynote presentations and to provide similar guidance meetings in other states, counties and cities.
If you would like to have Dr. Alvy come to your area to help your community develop its own effective parenting projects and initiatives, contact Dr. Alvy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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