CICC's New Confident Parenting Program (NCP)

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About This Program

Target Population: Parents of children (2-12 years old) who are experiencing behavior or emotional problems

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 2 – 12

Brief Description

The CICC's New Confident Parenting Program uses a cognitive-behavioral orientation to train parents in using non-violent child management skills in their relationships with children. Parents are also encouraged to use such skills in relating to spouses and other adults. It was originally developed in child mental health settings and has been used in other human service and educational settings since that time. The CICC's New Confident Parenting Program is designed as a ten-session program to be used with small groups of parents. This way each parent can receive individualized consultation from the instructor on the home behavioral change projects that are assigned. A one-day seminar version of the program for large numbers of parents has also been created.

Program Goals:

The goals of CICC's New Confident Parenting Program (NCP) are:

  • Prevent and Treat Child Abuse
  • Prevent and Treat Child Behavior Disorders
  • Reduce Parental Stress
  • Reduce Parental Contributors to Child Substance Abuse
  • Improve Child School Performance
  • Cope Better with the Effects of Racism and Prejudice
  • Teach Tolerance
  • Strengthen Family Cohesion

Contact Information

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

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: January 2008