CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program (EBPP)

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Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
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Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program (EBPP) has been rated by the CEBC in the areas of: Parent Training Programs that Address Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary) Programs.

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: December 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: October 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: December 2007