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The Parent & Child Emotional Survival Toolkit


As part of the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring’s efforts to assist parents and families during the coronavirus, CICC is herein connecting you to an extraordinary resource called The Parent & Child Emotional Survival Toolkit

The EQuip Our Kids! Survival Kit consists of some of the best and mostly free and enjoyable resources online.

It includes videos, games, apps and written guides.

They are for both parents and for children. Their purpose is to help deal with emotional and psychological reactions to home confinement, money struggles and fears of the future.

Many are geared to the specific ages of the children, from infancy through the teenage years. They are from many different credible organizations and have been reviewed and approved by child development and parenting experts.

To obtain The Parent & Child Emotional Survival Toolkit, click HERE.

A Virtual Effective Black Parenting Instructor Training Workshop – August 17-21, 2020

The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) is proud to announce that it is offering, on the week of August 17-21, 2020, a Virtual Workshop to prepare people to deliver classes in its Effective Black Parenting Program.

This Workshop will use the newly Updated Version of this National Training Model Skill-Building Program.

The 5-Day Workshop is co-sponsored by the D.C. Children’s Trust Fund.

To Register for this Workshop, click HERE

1) ENROLLMENT FEE: $1,795.00 per person (which includes the updated Complete Instructor’s Kit that is valued at $485.00)

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) WORKSHOP LEADER: Ruth M. Rich, M.A. (who has conducted numerous Parenting Classes and Instructor Workshops)

4) TIME COMMITMENT: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time (Monday-Friday)

By completing this Workshop, you will be joining over 5,000 colleagues in 40 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.

To obtain Instructional Materials for CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program, independent of enrolling in the Workshop, Click HERE

“Get Home Safely” Rules When Encountering Police & Dr. Alvy on ABC7 TV Re: FREE Parenting Guides

Because encounters with police have brought police brutality and racism as their own Viruses, CICC is republishing practical Rules for Getting Home Safely. These rules are designed to insure that children and youth and anyone else who is stopped by police “get home safely.”

In addition to the English version, CICC also has a Spanish version, Llegar A Casa Seguro.

The 10 rules were initially developed by the Children’s Defense Fund.

Here they are:

Llegar A Casa Seguro

Get Home Safely Rules

We urge you to make extensive use of these safety rules.

While this social pandemic is plaguing our world, Dr. Alvy appeared on ABC7 Eyewitness News to remind parents how to obtain Free Parenting Guidebooks to help them in relating to their children. Click HERE to see the interview and get directions to receive these practical Guidebooks. These Guidebooks are:

FREE Parenting Guidebooks During Coronavirus & Dr. Alvy’s KTLA Interview

Dr Kerby T. Alvy, CICC’s Founder & Director, was interviewed last week on the KTLA News about making available, FREE Parenting Guidebooks via Digital Downloading during the Coronavirus. If you missed his interview, you can see it now by clicking HERE.

If you have not done so yet, you can download your FREE copies of the guidebooks by visiting the Blog on CICC’s website: www.ciccparenting.org/blog

Two of the guidebooks are for parents of all cultural backgrounds (The New Power of Positive Parenting & Parenting Errors). The third is especially for parents of African American children (The Soulful Parent).

The titles of the relevant Posts on the Blog are:

A 3rd FREE Parenting Book During Coronavirus for Parents of African American Children

A Second FREE Parenting Book During Coronavirus

FREE Parenting Books During Coronavirus

If you still have not read CICC’s announcement regarding speaking to children about the virus, click on this title to receive it: Parenting and the Coronavirus: Educating and Guiding Children.

To learn more about CICC and Dr. Alvy, click HERE.

A 3rd FREE Parenting Book During Coronavirus for Parents of African American Children

Dr. Kerby T. Alvy and the 46-year-old non-profit Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) are proud to make another FREE parenting book available worldwide during the current pandemic.

It is now possible to receive The Soulful Parent: Raising Healthy, Happy and Successful African American Children through free digital downloading. This 205-page book is written by Dr. Alvy and three African American journalists who interviewed and wrote about the child-rearing of African Americans.

For a variety of health, socioeconomics and historical reasons, African Americans are being shown to be disproportionately vulnerable to illness and death by the virus. Some of the reasons why they are so scandalously overrepresented is that they already have high numbers of people with the illnesses that predispose people to the virus, including high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. African Americans also are more likely to experience lower levels of access to healthcare.

This book includes interviews with parents who have benefitted from CICC’s national model program for African Americans, the Effective Black Parenting Program. Key features of the program are available for immediate use, such as The Pyramid of Success for Black Children, the distinction between Traditional Black Discipline and Modern Black Self-Discipline, and Effective Praising.

To obtain your free copy of The Soulful Parent: Raising Healthy, Happy and Successful African American Children click HERE and use Coupon Code: VIRALTSP in the shopping cart.

If you still have not read CICC’s announcement regarding speaking to children about the virus, click on this title to receive it: Parenting and the Coronavirus: Educating and Guiding Children.

To learn more about CICC and Dr. Alvy, click HERE.

A Second Free Parenting Book During Coronavirus

Dr. Kerby T. Alvy and the 46-year-old non-profit Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) are proud to make another FREE parenting book available worldwide during the current pandemic.

It is now possible to receive Dr. Alvy’s award winning Parenting Errors: How to Solve Them through free digital downloading. This 121-page book is written for parents of all cultural backgrounds.

Parenting Errors is based on the fact that all parents are prone to making errors in raising children, because parenting is an inherently difficult, demanding and complex job. This book clarifies the many interrelated responsibilities of parents, defines what parenting errors are, and then provides a unique approach to solving them. Numerous other resources for improving parenting are included.

To obtain your free copy of Parenting Errors click HERE and use Coupon Code: VIRALPEHTST in the shopping cart.

A third book that will soon be available is designed for parents of African American children. For a variety of health, socioeconomic and historical reasons, African Americans are being shown to be disproportionately vulnerable to illness and death by the virus. That book is titled The Soulful Parent: Raising Healthy, Happy and Successful African American Children.

If you still have not read CICC’s announcement regarding speaking to children about the virus, click on this title to receive it: Parenting and the Coronavirus: Educating and Guiding Children.

To learn more about CICC and Dr. Alvy, click HERE.

Free Parenting Books During Coronavirus

Dr. Kerby T. Alvy and the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) are proud to make FREE parenting books available worldwide during the current pandemic.

It is now possible to receive Dr. Alvy’s The New Power of Positive Parenting: 16 Guidelines for Raising Healthy and Confident Children through free digital downloading. This 104 page book is written for parents of all cultural backgrounds. Two other free parenting books that will soon be available are mentioned below.

The 16 Positive Parenting Guidelines include practical skills for Giving Children Warmth, Acceptance and Respect, Using Firm and Fair Family Leadership, and Teaching Children to Be Financially Successful and Giving.

To obtain your free copy of The New Power of Positive Parenting click HERE and use Coupon Code: VIRALPPP in the shopping cart.

A second book by Dr. Alvy for parents of all backgrounds is Parenting Errors: How to Solve Them. This free helpful book will be available next.

A third book is designed for parents of African American children. For a variety of health, socioeconomic and historical reasons, African Americans are being shown to be disproportionately vulnerable to illness and death by the virus. That book is titled The Soulful Parent: Raising Healthy, Happy and Successful African American Children.

You may have missed CICC’s prior announcement regarding speaking to children about the virus. Click on this title to receive it: Parenting and the Coronavirus: Educating and Guiding Children.

To learn more about CICC and Dr. Alvy, click HERE.

Parenting and the Coronavirus: Educating and Guiding Children

The fastest and most comprehensive way to learn about what to do and say to children about the pandemic Corona Virus is to use the internet. There you will find an excellent array of authoritative and sensitive articles and videos to best prepare you.

Written by experts in the fields of child and family life, you will find such powerful and simple articles like:

8 Tips on what to tell your kids about coronavirus

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus Outbreak

The videos include CNN where experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics explain the relationship between reassuring children about the virus and educating them

Another excellent video is from the CDC which, among other important topics, discusses useful ways about talking to different aged children

All parents and people who work with children are well served by taking advantage of these convenient and practical resources. We at the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring urge you to be the best parent and friend to children by making frequent use of these resources.

The New Confident Parenting, with Yelling, Threatening, Putting Down: What To Do Instead

The 46 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.

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR WASHINGTON DC’S MARCH 9-13, 2020 EFFECTIVE BLACK PARENTING INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP…

The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) is proud to announce that on the week of March 9-13, 2020, a workshop to prepare people to deliver classes in its Effective Black Parenting Program will be offered in Washington, DC.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The last date for Enrolling in this Workshop, IF YOU ARE COMING FROM OUTSIDE DC, is February 24, 2020!

This Workshop will 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