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LAUNCH OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PARENTING WEBSITE DELIVERS EXPERT ADVICE AND CLASSES: First Of Its Kind Site Offers Support And Help

***PRESS RELEASE***

LOS ANGELES, CA—In the late 1970s, the non-profit Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) created, and began training instructors to deliver, what has become the most widely used parenting program for African Americans, the Effective Black Parenting Program. Over a million African American parents have already been helped in raising happy, healthy and successful children, because they have enrolled in classes that teach the values, ideas and techniques of this national model program.

Now, for the first time, there is a website that is devoted totally to that program and it’s many benefits to parents and children. The new website is www.africanamericanparenting.org .

The website details how and why the program was created and indicates all the African American parenting authorities who were involved in its creation.

The website presents never-before available research findings that led to including in the program:

1. How parents can build a Pyramid of Success for Black Children by modeling and reinforcing positive character traits.

2. How parents can learn and use Effective Praising, and other techniques of the Modern Black Self-Discipline Approach, to gain the cooperation and respect of their children. This modern approach provides a non-violent alternative to the Traditional Black Discipline Approach where physical punishment is used primarily.

3. How parents can learn and connect the positive parenting techniques and ideas of the program to relevant African Proverbs such as “When the heart overflows, it comes out through the mouth” and “A shepherd does not strike his sheep”.

The website further provides research findings on how the program improves child-parent relations and decreases child behavior problems. How to bring the program to a community is done by having more instructors trained through professionally-led workshops.

As Dr. Kerby Alvy, the founder and director of the 43-year-old CICC, states, “The existence and use of the Effective Black Parenting Program clearly shows that ‘Black Lives Matter’. And further shows that Black parents care enough to learn how to do the best job possible in raising their children.”

The next workshop to train instructors is scheduled for the week of March 5-9, 2018 in Merced, CA.

For Information about this workshop, Click HERE

To directly enroll in this workshop, Click HERE

Help African American Parents Raise Healthy, Happy and Confident Children

Right now is your last chance to be part of the March 5-9, 2018 parenting instructor training workshop to learn how to deliver the nation’s top parenting program for African Americans, CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program.

Enroll immediately to join 20 enthusiastic counselors, social workers, educators, prevention specialists and community leaders who have already enrolled in this Northern California training event.

Here are the specifics about enrolling in the March 5-9, 2018 workshop:

1) PURPOSE: To learn how to deliver classes in the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring’s Effective Black Parenting Program.

2) WHAT YOU GET: 5 Days of Professional Training, a Complete Instructor’s Kit of materials needed to run classes, and Certification to conduct classes.

3) ENROLLMENT FEE: $1,495.00 (which includes a Complete Instructor’s Kit valued at $460)

4) WORKSHOP LEADER: Ida A. Collier, a National Trainer of Workshops in CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program.

5) LOCATION: Merced County Office of Education, Early Education Department, 1850 Wardrobe Avenue, Merced, CA 95341

6) TIME COMMITMENT: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Mon.-Fri., March 5-9, 2018

To Enroll, Click Here and be sure that you also complete the Enrollee Information Form at the bottom of that page. While enrolling, you can read reactions from parents who have just graduated from the program.

For information about the history of the program, about the research on how it was created, and about why 6000 professionals and paraprofessionals have already completed the same five-day training experience, visit the program’s new website, www.africanamericanparenting.org.

You might also want to see the state-by-state listing of the 2500 agencies, departments, and schools who paid for their staffs to be certified to deliver the program in their cities and counties. Click Here for that honor roll list.

Effective Black Parenting Instructor Training Workshop – Merced, CA – March 2018

The County of Merced in Northern California is in the process of helping its African American families to be more effective in raising their children.

Spearheaded by the County’s Early Childhood Program Manager, Samantha C. Thompson, MBA, Merced has initiated a Caring for Our Black Children Project. The project grew out of several months of meetings with key individuals and organizations who want to make parents the best possible first teachers of their children, thereby diminishing problems that emanate from parents not being as prepared as possible.

They needed a parenting program that could be widely offered throughout the County for this purpose. After a careful review of available programs, they selected the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring’s Effective Black Parenting Program. They obtained a grant from a local funding source that includes the support for training a cadre of community leaders to conduct classes in this national model program through local schools, agencies and churches.

An instructor training workshop is scheduled to be taught in Merced the week of March 5-9, 2018. While it is likely that most of the openings in that workshop will be filled by Merced service providers, there may be openings for individuals and organizations outside of Merced.

If you or your organization is interested in being part of that workshop, contact CICC’s Director, Dr. Kerby Alvy, at kalvy@ciccparenting.org. The enrollment fee is $1495 per person.

Merced County is to be congratulated for making the education of its parents of African American children a community priority. Such parents face special obstacles to raising confident and achieving children which are related to our nation’s history of racism and prejudice, The program it has selected was created with special emphasis on assisting parents in dealing with such destructive forces.

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, www.africanamericanparenting.org, 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 www.africanamericanparenting.org to learn about and obtain these valuable resources.

Parenting Errors Featured on TV News Program!

The author of PARENTING ERRORS: How To Solve Them, Dr.Kerby T. Alvy, was recently interviewed on the KTLA Morning News.
The interview covered his reasons for creating the book, how parenting has changed over the last few decades, and his views on Helicopter Parenting.

Dr. Alvy also addressed why CICC has focused on creating different parenting programs for specific cultural groups.

You can view this lively News Segment by Clicking on this link:
http://ktla.com/2017/12/27/parenting-errors-and-solutions-with-dr-kerby-alvy/

A Parenting Guide for Every Pediatrician’s Office: PARENTING ERRORS: How To Solve Them

A perfect parenting guidebook for every pediatrician’s office is now available! It is called… PARENTING ERRORS: How To Solve Them.

The Website (www.parentingerrors.com) for this practical guide contains the excellent reviews the book has already received.

The book is written by eminent child psychologist, Dr. Kerby T. Alvy, the founder and director of the 43 year old Center for the Improvement of Child Caring in California (www.ciccparenting.org). The work of Dr. Alvy and the Center has already helped over a million parents to be more sensitive and caring in raising their children.

The new guidebook acknowledges the many responsibilities and challenges of parenting, which results in every parent being prone to make errors. It then (a) defines the type of errors parents make (Errors of commission and omission), (b) provides a systematic approach to solving errors, (c) offers examples, (for the immediate use of positive parenting skills), and (d) connects parents to an array of easily accessible resources they can use in their communities and over the Internet to improve their parenting.

To obtain the book click HERE

To watch the Parenting Errors Video Trailer click HERE

Caring for Our Black Children Project

The County of Merced in Northern California is in the process of helping its African American families to be more effective in raising their children.

Spearheaded by the County’s Early Childhood Program Manager, Samantha C. Thompson, MBA, Merced has initiated a Caring for Our Black Children Project. The project grew out of several months of meetings with key individuals and organizations who want to make parents the best possible first teachers of their children, thereby diminishing problems that emanate from parents not being as prepared as possible.

They needed a parenting program that could be widely offered throughout the County for this purpose. After a careful review of available programs, they selected the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring’s Effective Black Parenting Program. They obtained a grant from a local funding source that includes the support for training a cadre of community leaders to conduct classes in this national model program through local schools, agencies and churches.

An instructor training workshop is scheduled to be taught in Merced the week of March 5-9, 2018. While it is likely that most of the openings in that workshop will be filled by Merced service providers, there may be openings for individuals and organizations outside of Merced.

If you or your organization is interested in being part of that workshop, contact CICC’s Director, Dr. Kerby Alvy, at kalvy@ciccparenting.org. The enrollment fee is $1495 per person.

Merced County is to be congratulated for making the education of its parents of African American children a community priority. Such parents face special obstacles to raising confident and achieving children which are related to our nation’s history of racism and prejudice, The program it has selected was created with special emphasis on assisting parents in dealing with such destructive forces.

A Holiday Gift That Will Be Greatly Appreciated!

With so many holidays upon us, and so many gifts to provide, a copy of Dr. Alvy’s new book, PARENTING ERRORS: How to Solve Them, would make a gift that any parent, family member or colleague who works with parents is very likely to receive with gratitude and appreciation.

It is a new and very practical book that they are unlikely to know about. You will be the person who introduces it to them in the best way possible: by gifting the book to them.

The book has already received excellent reviews from parents and book critics.

By going to the book’s website, www.parentingerrors.com,
you will be able to see the reviews as well as place your order.

The book provides a comprehensive definition of parenting, so you will learn why parenting errors are so common. Then you will learn a unique approach to coping with such errors, through which readers are encouraged to contact Dr. Alvy to discuss using that approach and the results of using it.

The book also provides examples for immediate use of great ways of relating to children. It further describes the best contemporary parenting programs, including special programs for African American, First American and Latino parents.

PARENTING ERRORS: How to Solve Them is a book that will be referred to often to make family life more harmonious.

New Child Welfare Leader Supports Prevention & Parent Education

During June of 2017, the Trump Administration hired Mr. Jerry Miller to direct the federal government agency, within the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees child welfare policy and funding.

That agency is the Administration for Youth and Families (ACYF), which includes the oldest and largest federal entity devoted to the welfare of children, the Children’s Bureau.

Mr. Miller previously served in leadership roles for many federal and state welfare agencies.

During a recent interview, he shared his priorities for ACYF. These include a focus on the prevention of child abuse and the use of parent education as a major service in preventing abuse.

These are the same priorities that the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring has been advocating since it’s founding in 1974.

There is an article that appeared in the November 7, 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Social Change that includes the entire interview with Mr. Miller.

You can obtain the entire article of the interview with Mr. Miller by clicking Here.

Press Release for CICC’s Los Angeles County Effective Parenting Project

CICC’s Los Angeles County Effective Parenting Project Started!

The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) reports that it has been spearheading a multi-faceted Effective Parenting Project for the residents and agencies of Los Angeles County since 2015.

Such a countywide effort is being announced right now, as the Project has already shown great potential to help thousands of parents to become as effective and sensitive as possible in raising their children.

Since 2015, the Project has trained over 125 new parenting instructors, from the cities of Los Angeles, Palmdale, Lancaster and Pomona. These educators and social workers have been trained to deliver classes in two national model parenting skill-building programs, the Effective Black Parenting Program for parents of African American children and the Los Ninos Bien Educados Program for parents of Latino children.

A variety of local agencies from these cities, including the Children’s Bureau, El Projecto del Barrio, Shields for Families and Prototypes, are now delivering classes in those programs to the families their agencies serve. So too have been the regional offices of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

More instructor training workshops are being planned, including in The New Confident Parenting Program which is a parenting skill-building program for all parents regardless of cultural background.

Another recent aspect of this Project is a new guidebook for all parents. Written by Dr. Alvy, it is entitled PARENTING ERRORS: How to Solve Them. As all parents make some errors in raising their children, the guidebook provides practical skills and approaches for defining and overcoming such errors. It has already been reviewed to be “an easy-to-read approach to universal parenting mistakes and from which almost anyone can benefit to become better adults. It presents a standard for generations to model” (US Review of Books, 2017).

About CICC This nonprofit organization was established in 1974 and has become one of the most productive and influential parenting education groups in the nation. Over one million parents have already been helped by CICC’s various programs and services. 8000 instructors nationwide, from 2500 agencies, have been trained through CICC’s instructor training workshops.

About Dr. Alvy He is a clinical child psychologist who was honored as a Distinguished Alumni from the university where he received his doctorate, as well as being honored at the White House for his and CICC’s work to enhance the status and effectiveness of parents. He is the father of two adult children who also work professionally to improve the personal lives of others.

If your group is interested in sponsoring any of the 5-day Instructor Training Workshops, to prepare and certify more instructors, can fill out a Workshop Application Form. Click HERE to download the form.

The PARENTING ERRORS book can be obtained at www.parentingerrors.com.

The Parent’s Handbooks for the 3 Programs can be obtained by clicking HERE