PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale will host the award-winning Effective Black Parenting Program at its Yucca Neighborhood House, beginning Monday, Feb. 8.
The classes will be held on Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Feb. 8 through May 16, at 503 East Avenue Q-3 in Palmdale.
Registration is required as space is limited. Call Eddy Faison at 213-222-3306 to register.
The Effective Black Parenting Program is approved by the Department of Child & Family Services (DCFS) and is geared towards parents, foster parents, grandparents, caregivers and relatives raising African-American children ages 4 through 12.
Sponsored by the DCFS, Children’s Bureau, and Department of Mental Health, the nationally-acclaimed parenting skill-building program was created by the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC). It teaches parents and others how to raise African-American children to become healthy, proud and capable adults.
The Effective Black Parenting Program aims to foster:
- Effective family communication;
- Healthy African-American identity;
- Extended family values;
- Child growth and development; and
- Positive Self-Esteem.
The Effective Black Parenting Program also uses African proverbs to teach a series of parenting strategies and skills, including:
- The pyramid of success for black children;
- How to prevent drug abuse;
- Pride in blackness;
- How to praise effectively;
- Modern black self-discipline;
- How to use special incentives;
- Family rule guidelines;
- How to confront effectively;
- The thinking parent’s approach;
- How to ignore effectively;
- Children’s developing abilities; and
- How to use chit-chat times.
For more information on CICC’s Effective Black Parenting Program, contact Eddy Faison at 213-222-3306.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]