New Website About African American Parenting

The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) has just created a new website that presents practical guidance and resources for raising healthy, happy and confident African American children.

The website,, contains access to the research and reasoning that went into adapting the Confident Parenting Program to make it more relevant to parents of African American children. Those ideas and research findings contributed greatly to the development of what has become the nation’s most widely used parenting program for African Americans, CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program.

The research on how the Effective Black Parenting Program itself was developed and evaluated is presented for the first time through this new website, as well as session-by-session descriptions of this national model program.

All of this is made possible by links to never-before available chapters from a new book on the 43-year history of CICC, Putting Effective Parenting First, by CICC’s founder and director, Dr. Kerby T. Alvy.

Further, the new website connects people to the educational materials that are needed to conduct classes in the Effective Black Parenting Program (instructor manual, parent handbooks, etc.), and how they can bring instructor training workshops to their communities, so they can have local personnel trained and certified to conduct classes and seminars in the Program.

Thus, the new website offers parents of African American children, people who work with African American families, and the agencies, schools and organizations whose clients include African Americans, a new resource that can be accessed for a variety of health-promoting purposes.

Go to to learn about and obtain these valuable resources.

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