Self-Teaching Tools for Managing Child Behaviors

Every parent needs and deserves to know how to positively manage the behaviors of their children.

The Parent Handbook of CICC’s New Confident Parenting Program provides such practical guidance. It contains units of instruction on:

How Children Learn,

How to use Family Rules to benefit everyone in the family,

How to use the Thinking Parents Approach in responding to child behaviors,

How to Praise effectively,

How to Set Limits and Discipline without yelling or spanking,

How to make technology an ally and not a competitor, and

How to help children refuse and stay off drugs.

To order this $30 handbook, click Here.

If you would like to run classes to teach these parenting ideas and skills, purchase the complete Instructors Kit.

If you would like to bring a workshop to your community to teach groups of instructors, fill out and return the Workshop Application Form.


All parents make mistakes in raising children.

Parenting Errors: How to Solve Them clarifies the many and interrelated responsibilities of parents, defines what parenting errors are, and provides a unique approach to solving them.

This guidebook costs $19.95 and can be obtained by clicking Here.

September 10 DEADLINE to Sign up for 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.

The DEADLINE to Sign Up is Tuesday, September 10, 2019!

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

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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

Parent Education is a Critical Component for Promoting Healthy Child Development


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A recent publication from The Future of Children, called Universal Approaches to Promoting Healthy Development, speaks to the role that parent education can play.

The themes and articles presented in this important volume include:

• moving away from a singular emphasis on “fixing” flawed parents and toward enhancing the context in which parents raise their children

• shifting the focus from stopping or preventing the negative to promoting the positive

• measuring success in terms of changes not just among individual participants of a program but also among population-level indicators

• creating a framework in which universal strategies contribute to a more equitable and efficient allocation of costly targeted prevention and clinical services

• redefining the balance among competing goals: child safety, enhanced child development, and parental autonomy

• expanding the way we learn what works best to promote healthy development, going beyond clinical trials to broader questions of implementation and continuous improvement.

“Universal Approaches to Promoting Healthy Development” was edited by Deb Daro of the University of Chicago, Ken Dodge of Duke University, and Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution, with funding from the Duke Endowment, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and First 5 LA. The issue is accompanied by a policy brief, “Achieving Broad-Scale Impacts for Social Programs.”

You can obtain the issue of this publication as a free download HERE

For information about all the publications and work of the Future of Children, visit their Website, http://www.futureofchildren.org.

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

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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.

CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program Successfully Updated!!!

CICC, the 45-year-old Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, is proud to announce and publish the 2019 Updated Version of its National Model Program for Parents of African American Children, CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program! This is the program’s first update since its 1996 edition.

THIS CURRENT UPDATING INCLUDES COVERAGE OF A WIDE RANGE OF NEW OR EXPANDED TOPICS AND ISSUES:

• The Impact of the Obama Presidency on Building the Pyramid of Success for Black Children, including the stirring Encouragement of Black Youth by Michelle Obama and the relationship between How Michelle was raised and what is taught in the Program.

• Protecting Children from Police Brutality through the Use of Family Rules About What To Do When Stopped by Law Enforcement Officers.

• An Expanded Awareness of the Impact of Slavery on African American Life in the USA as produced by Contemporary African American Scholars and Authorities.

• The American Academy of Pediatrics’ latest views on Spanking and Discipline.

• Contemporary African American Vernacular English: Description and Examples.

• Technological Innovations in How to Present Program Instructional Charts.

• New Handouts for Parents on such matters as What To Say When You Praise or Disapprove.

• Expanded Appreciation about Family Diversity in African American Communities.

• Clarification Regarding Diversity Among Children.

• Use of Ideas from the New Confidant Parenting Program.

• Use of the Internet to gain a fuller Appreciation of Parenting and Child Development.

• Latest Information on Drugs including Changes in Laws about Marijuana Usage.

• The Importance of Using All of the Program’s Technical Aides.

HOW THE UPDATED PROGRAM IS PRESENTED

These Updates are found in the 22 page Introduction and Acknowledgements Chapter at the beginning of the new Updated Version of the Instructor’s Manual. The updates relate to the sections in the 1996 Parent’s Handbook and are intended to be used with that Handbook, which is organized into the 15 Sessions of the Program.

Examples would be where the topics having to do with Barack and Michelle Obama and the topics regarding the Expanded Awareness of the Impact of Slavery, that the Instructor is to use,
are to be presented in the Handbook Sessions where they are most relevant. It is in these ways that the New Manual and the 1996 Parent’s Handbook are used in conjunction with each other. They complement each other.

The Updated Instructor Manual and the 1996 Parent’s Handbooks are now available at the Shop/Books page of the CICC website, http://www.mcssl.com/store/ciccparenting/the-effective-black-parenting-program .

The Manual is 346 pages in length and costs $200.00. The Handbook is 152 pages long, plus an additional insert of 5 Handouts from the Updated Manual. The cost per Handbook is $35.00.

There is also a publication that just contains the Introduction and Acknowledgements Chapter from the Manual. This is available FREE of charge as a Digital Download on Shop/Books.

OTHER USES OF THE UPDATED INSTRUCTOR MANUAL

The Updated Instructor Manual is now part of the Complete Instructor’s Kit for the Program, which costs $485.00. The Updated Manual will be used in all Instructor Training Workshops that are taught from mid-2019 forward.

For Those Who Help Latino Parents: Training Workshop August 5-9, 2019

The Los Niños Bien Educados parenting skill-building program is designed specifically to assist parents of Latino children to be the best parents they can be. The program is considered to be a national model. It was developed by the 45 year old non-profit CICC, the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, and is available in English or Spanish.

CICC will be conducting a five-day intensive training workshop to prepare more instructors to deliver classes in the program the week of August 5-9, 2019, 9am to 5pm each day.

For a full description of this unique parenting program, see below.

For a study that shows the importance of the program’s cultural content, click HERE.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Martha Lopez, the Senior National Trainer.

The workshop will be hosted by an organization that has been successfully using the program for more than a decade:

El Proyecto del Barrio
9140 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, California 91402

The enrollment fee is $1795 per person. The fee is for 5 days of professional training, including a complete Instructor Kit (valued at $415) to be used in running classes.

TO ENROLL IN THIS WORKSHOP, CLICK HERE

If it is not possible to attend this workshop, the Kit can be purchased separately. Click HERE for the Instructor’s Kit in English. Click HERE for the Instructor’s Kit in Spanish.


For prior News Shows of parental reactions to the Program Click HERE to go to the Videos/Photos page and scroll to Videos 7 and 8.

CICC – 45 Years and Still Helping Families

CICC has just reached its 45th Year of existence in 2019!

Here are some of its Current Happenings:

1) New exposure for Dr. Alvy’s PARENTING ERRORS guidebook, through festivals and conferences, nationally and internationally, as well as a new Social Media Campaign with Facebook and Instagram, to be launched within the next few weeks.

2) New Dr.Alvy website ( https://dralvy.org ). This new website contains all of his parenting education publications, with direct links to each.

3) New updated Instructor Manual for CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program, with guidance from National Trainer-of-Instructor, Ida A. Collier, M.Ed.. The updated Manual is being carefully constructed to include new coverage of important topics such as: the Obama presidency, new professional acknowledgements of the impact of slavery on African American family life, the latest examples of African American Vernacular English program usage, new laws about marijuana, and the use of digital download versions of Instructional Charts.The Updated Manual will be available later in 2019.

Possible use of the program by national organizations such as the NAACP and with support from private foundations.

4) Additional Instructor Training Workshops are currently being planned. See Instructor Workshops page on CICC’s Website by clicking HERE to initiate a Workshop.

DR. ALVY @ LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS – Saturday APRIL 13, 2019 – 1:30-2:30 PM & much more!

Once again, at the gala and prestigious LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, you will be able to meet Dr. Kerby Alvy and receive a complimentary signed copy of his new parenting guidebook, PARENTING ERRORS: How To Solve Them. Over 100,000 people attend this FREE Admission Event each year and celebrity authors discuss their books.

Dr. Alvy, CICC’s founder and executive director will be available to sign your free book from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at the AUTHOR SOLUTIONS Booth # 222 – The Book Signing booths are located in the Purple Zone near the intersection of W. 34th Street and N. Trousdale Parkway, across from Taper Hall.
For Festival of Books Travel, Parking, Map and Info, Click HERE

The Festival will be held at the:
University of Southern California
University Park Campus
3535 Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90089

Be sure to get to the Booth early as only the first 75 visitors will receive a FREE book.

PARENTING ERRORS: How To Solve Them provides a comprehensive appreciation of parental responsibilities and a unique approach to solving common errors. This practical guidebook has received excellent reviews. Visit the book’s website www.parentingerrors.com to read the reviews, see excerpts, book video, Television Interview with Dr. Alvy and more.

The book can also be purchased on the CICC website right now by clicking HERE

This highly practical parenting guidebook will also be showcased at other National and International Book & Library events:

2019 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, April 10-12, 2019, Cleveland , Ohio
2019 National Education Association Expo, July 2-3, 2019, Houston, Texas
2019 American Association of School Libraries Conference, November 14-16, 2019, Louisville, Kentucky
2019 London Book Festival, April 10-12, 2019, London, UK
2019 Book Expo America, May 30-June 2, 2019, New York, New York
2019 Beijing International Book Faire, August 23-25, 2019, Beijing, China
2019 Frankfurt International Book Faire, October 16-20, 2019, Frankfurt, Germany

A Program to Help Latino Parents

The Los Niños Bien Educados parenting skill-building program is designed specifically to assist parents of Latino children to be the best parents they can be. The program is considered to be a national model. It was developed by the 44 year old non-profit CICC, the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, and is available in English or Spanish.

CICC will be conducting a five-day intensive training workshop to prepare more instructors to deliver classes in the program the week of April 29 – May 3, 2019, 9am to 5pm each day.

For a full description of this unique parenting program, see below.

For a study that shows the importance of the program’s cultural content, click HERE.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Martha Lopez, the Senior National Trainer.

The workshop will be hosted by an organization that has been successfully using the program for more than a decade:

El Proyecto del Barrio
9140 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, California 91402

The enrollment fee is $1795 per person. The fee is for 5 days of professional training, including a complete Instructor Kit (valued at $415) to be used in running classes.

TO ENROLL IN THIS WORKSHOP, CLICK HERE

If it is not possible to attend this workshop, the Kit can be purchased separately. Click HERE for the Instructor’s Kit in English. Click HERE for the Instructor’s Kit in Spanish.


For prior News Shows of parental reactions to the Program Click HERE to go to the Videos/Photos page and scroll to Videos 7 and 8.