About This website

Intended Users


This website is mainly intended for any person who is involved in raising African American children, and for any person whose work involves helping African American Families.

Sponsoring Agency


This website is created by the non-profit CICC, Center for the Improvement of Child Caring. CICC is a national leader in creating a variety of parenting programs, including a program for African Americans.

Creator of


CICC created and distributes the most widely used parenting program for African Americans, CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program. That program is an adaptation of CICC's Original Confident Parenting Program.

Stopping the Beating of Black Children

Inspired by the publications of Dr. Stacey Patton concerning the parenting legacy of slavery, and their relevance to CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program, an essay has been written and published here. 

You can Download the essay below.

The essay should be required reading for anyone concerned about race relations in the USA. 

Site Content


CICC's Original Confident Parenting Program


From the book called Putting Effective Parenting First, about the history of CICC, written by CICC's founder and director, Dr. Kerby T. Alvy, you will find  a chapter devoted to this Original Program, Chapter 5.

You can Download Chapter 5 below.

You will learn 1) the difference between program development and evaluation research, 2) descriptions of the parenting skills that are taught in this Program, which includes some of the skills that are taught in the Effective Black Parenting Program, and 3) the results of research on how the Confident Parenting Program was developed and evaluated.

Detailed Description of CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program


From the same book on CICC's history, there is an extensive chapter on the history, development, content and evaluation of CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program, Chapter 7. The new parenting skills that were added are described in detail.

Chapter 7 includes a discussion of the program evaluation results of a study from the Journal of Community Psychology

Click HERE to view the entire study.

Chapter 7, Pg. 70, contains the comments of one of the parents who just completed a class in the Program. To see a video of this parent giving her evaluation, click HERE

You can Download Chapter 7 below.

Book Overview

After reviewing Chapters 5 & 7 from the Putting Effective Parenting First book, you may want to know how those parenting programs fit in to all of CICC's parenting accomplishments. Chapter 1 provides such an overview.

Chapter 1 also mentions an important Los Angeles Times article about the Effective Black Parenting Program Click HERE to read it.

You can Download Chapter 1 below.

Table of Contents

The Table of Contents of the Putting Effective Parenting First book provides a more succinct appreciation of the book's content.

You can Download the Table of Contents below.

Program Materials

 Click here to find and purchase the educational materials of CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program 

2019 Program Update

 CICC is proud to announce and publish the 2019 Updated Version of its National Model Program for Parents of African American Children, CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program! This is the program’s first update since its 1996 edition. 

Instructor Training Workshops

 These intensive 5-day, professionally led, instructor training workshops are the main vehicles for bringing the Program to your community. At the bottom of the page there is a form for you to fill out to bring a workshop to your location.  

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