Los Angeles County Expands Its Efforts to Help Parents of African American Children

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the nation’s largest public child welfare organization, is building its capacity to assist more parents of African American children to be as effective and sensitive as possible in raising their children. It is doing this by training 55 additional staff members from throughout the County to deliver classes in the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring’s Effective Black Parenting Program.

The Department is responsible for preventing and treating child abuse. Parents of African American children are grossly over represented among those who are reported for child abuse. Supporting the widespread availability of CICC’s national model program is consistent with the Department’s official mandate.

The Department first supported the use of this parenting skill-building program in the late 1970s when the program first became available. It used the program as part of its Black Family Investment Project in the South Los Angeles region. The program proved to be very successful. Research showed that families, who had an opportunity to take classes in what the program teaches, were significantly less likely to be reported again for abuse. Those families became closer together and made extensive use of the positive skills and strategies taught in the program. The Department also won an award for providing culturally appropriate services.

Two years ago when the Department again focused on assisting parents of African American children, it trained 40 staff from more regions in the County to deliver classes in the program. Those classes were so helpful that the Department decided to train staff from more regions to be able to deliver such classes.

The additional 55 are being trained through instructor workshops during the month of March 2019. These workshops are being coordinated by Rochelle Frankling, Supervising Children’s Social Worker, from the Palmdale office (SPA 1) and Danita Henderson, Child Welfare Director, Shields for Families (SPA 6).

Later this year the trained staff members will be making classes available to parents who are current clients of the Department. Some regions are planning to make their classes available to parents who are not Department clients.

Descriptions of what CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program teaches during its 15 sessions and descriptions of the program’s development and effectiveness, are available on a new website that is devoted to the program, www.africanamericanparenting.org.



50 thoughts on “Los Angeles County Expands Its Efforts to Help Parents of African American Children

  1. Hey there! I realize this is somewhat off-topic however I had to ask.
    Does building a well-established blog such as yours require a massive amount work?

    I’m brand new to running a blog however I do write in my journal everyday.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can share my experience and thoughts online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for new aspiring bloggers.
    Appreciate it!

  2. Ꮋave you ever tһougһt about creating an e-book oг guest authoring ߋn other blogs?
    I havе а blog centered on tһе same topics yοu discuss and wouⅼԀ love to have yߋu share ѕome stories/information. I knoᴡ my audience ѡould enjoy үour ԝork.
    If you’гe even remotely interеsted, feel free tο shoot mе аn email.

  3. Hello there! This is my first visit to your blog!

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a
    community in the same niche. Your blog provided us
    useful information to work on. You have done a extraordinary
    job!

  4. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from.
    thanks

  5. Magnificent items from you, man. I have remember your stuff prior to and you
    are just too fantastic. I actually like what you have acquired right here, certainly
    like what you’re stating and the way through which you are saying it.
    You’re making it entertaining and you continue
    to care for to stay it smart. I can’t wait to learn much more from you.
    That is really a terrific website.

  6. My wife and i were quite peaceful when Chris managed to complete
    his inquiry with the ideas he got from your very own web
    page. It’s not at all simplistic just to happen to be giving freely
    secrets which usually some people have been trying to sell.
    And we recognize we’ve got the blog owner to give thanks to because of that.
    The main illustrations you’ve made, the straightforward website navigation, the
    friendships you make it possible to create – it’s many overwhelming, and it’s facilitating our son and the family reason why that idea is awesome, which is
    rather indispensable. Thanks for the whole lot!

  7. I’m commenting to let you be aware of of the impressive
    experience my cousin’s daughter found going through yuor web
    blog. She noticed many things, including what it’s like to
    possess a great teaching spirit to make other folks with
    ease learn about a number of impossible subject matter.

    You actually exceeded our expectations. I appreciate
    you for churning out those warm and friendly, trusted, revealing and in addition unique tips on that topic to Kate.

  8. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so
    much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but
    instead of that, this is magnificent blog. An excellent read.
    I’ll definitely be back.

  9. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I
    am inspired! Extremely helpful information specially the last part 🙂
    I maintain such information much. I used to be looking for this particular
    info for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  10. Eu sou extremamente impressionado com suas habilidades de escrita como com o layout de seu weblog.
    Este é um tema pago ou você modificar é você mesmo?

    Qualquer forma acompanhar o bom escrevendo com qualidade,
    tem raro ver um grande blog como este hoje.

    (I am extremely impressed by his skills when of it was written how with the layout of his weblog.
    Is this a paid subject or you modify is you himself ?

    Anyone forms to accompany the good thing writing with quality,
    it has rarely a great blog sees like this today.)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *