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Black Parenting Program

Strengthening the Black FamilyStrengthening the Black Family

The Bureau of Youth Service is offering free 12-week parenting workshops using the Effective Black Parenting Curriculum.   

The Effective Black Parenting curriculum is based on an African-American orientation to parenting and teaches a series of child-management skills from within a Black frame of reference to help parents do the best job possible. The program reflects  more than a decade of research and field-testing in its creation. It is derived from the writings of African-American parenting scholars. It is one of the only curriculums that is inclusive of African American history and culture, and is highly encouraged for all Black parents.

2014 Winter and Spring Schedule:

Seminars offered in two-hour sessions Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings:

  • Wednesday mornings
    Dates: February 26, 2014 - May 14, 2014
    Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Location:  Mental Health Assocation
    Village Gate
    320 N. Goodman Street
    Rochester, NY
  • Monday evenings
    Dates: March 3, 2014 - May 19, 2014
    Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Location:  Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
    141 Adams Street 
    Rochester, NY

About the Training

Effective Black Parenting training that provides the tools, options and techniques to be an effective parent from an African American perspective. Training includes:  

  • Trained Facilitators
  • All materials and books
  • Refreshments/Dinners on Wednesday Evening Sessions
  • Free Childcare (upon request)
  • Raffle for free laptops and gift cards for completing the program

Call Gloria Aponte at 585-428-6889 to register, or email at aponteg@cityofrochester.gov 


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