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.
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.
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