Thursday, December 17, 2009

Raising Proud and Capable African American Children

I have just designed and will be conducting a special two-hour webinar about how communities can use the Effective Black Parenting Program to help in Raising Proud and Capable African American Children.

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM Eastern time.

It will cover the following topics and issues:

  • The Impact of Barack Obama on Raising African American Children

  • Program Development Research Findings:Parenting World Views, Parenting Practices, and What Black Parents Share About Being Black.

  • The Pyramid of Success for Black Children and What Black Parents Can Do to Stay on the Path to the Pyramid.

  • Pride in Blackness: Positive Communications, Coping with Racism, Avoiding Black Self-Disparagement.

  • Traditional Black Discipline vs. Modern Black Self-Discipline.
  • General Parenting Strategies: Pinpointing Child Behaviors, The Thinking Parent's Approach, Family Rule Guidelines, Children's Developing Abilities, Children's Thinking Stages.

  • Basic Parenting Skills Taught in a Culturally Sensitive Manner Using African Proverbs: Effective Praising, Effective Verbal Confrontation, Time Out, Systematic Ignoring, Special Incentives.

  • Special Topics: Single Parenting, Preventing Drug Abuse
  • Research Results on Program Effectiveness.

  • How to Bring the Program to Your Community
People and organizations who enroll in the webinar will be eligible for receiving discounts on the instructional materials that are needed to run the program, as well as discounts on the fees for enrolling themselves or their staffs in upcoming instructor training workshops where they can be certified to deliver this national model, parenting-skill building program.

To learn more about the webinar and to enroll in it, click here.

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