CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program (EBPP)

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About This Program

Target Population: African-American families at risk for child maltreatment

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 17

Brief Description

EBPP is a parenting skill-building program created specifically for parents of African-American children. It was originally designed as a 15-session program to be used with small groups of parents. A one-day seminar version of the program for large numbers of parents has been created. EBPP is disseminated via instructor training workshops conducted nationwide.

Program Goals:

The goals of the CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program (EBPP) are:

  • Prevent and treat child abuse
  • Prevent and treat child behavior disorders
  • Promote cultural pride
  • Reduce parental stress
  • Prevent and treat child and parent substance abuse
  • Improve child school behavior and performance
  • Strengthen family cohesion
  • Cope better with racism and prejudice
  • Avoid cultural self-disparagement
  • Teach tolerance

Contact Information

Kerby Alvy
Title: Training Coordinator
Agency/Affiliation: Center for the Improvement of Child Caring
Phone: (818) 358-4858

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: November 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: October 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: December 2007