Monthly Archives: July 2018

More Research Supports Positive Parenting & Parenting Training


It is one of the responsibilities of the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) to share news about research that demonstrates that positive parenting has many positive benefits.

For example, in 2015 CICC shared a study from the Oregon Social Learning Center. That study showed positive parenting did much more than improve the lives of the children who were the recipients. Positive parenting also improved the parenting of the children when they became parents! That study was conducted mainly with white parents and children.

See: POSITIVE PARENTING HAS LASTING IMPACT FOR GENERATIONS

Now, a more recent study with African American parents and children in Atlanta, Georgia, shows that when there is more talking between parents and children, such positive parenting seems to protect the children from later alcohol abuse. This new study is reported on and described in an a article by Janice Wood.

See: More Talking with Parents May Protect Kids Against Later Alcohol Misuse

These research findings are further support for the training and education of parents in positive parenting programs and approaches, such as those made available by CICC, including its programs for African Americans.

See: PARENTING PROGRAMS