Higher Works Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that works to advance the lives and livelihoods of the African-American community, writes “The effective black parenting program is the first parenting skill-building program to respect and honor the unique history and traditions of people of African descent and to teach it skills in a manner that is both culturally sensitive and culturally affirming.”
Developed in collaboration with African-American parenting scholars, Effective Black Parenting addresses a comprehensive range of topics that promote positive family dynamics and child development. The program's core themes include productive family communication, healthy African-American identity, extended family values, child growth and development, and positive self-esteem.
"We're pleased to reintroduce the Effective Black Parenting program to our community," says Holly Collins, Coordinator, Parent & Family Engagement, at FSUSD. "Previous participants gained valuable insights, and we're excited to offer this opportunity once again to support the growth of African American children and strengthen family relationships."
Classes for the fall session are scheduled to commence on September 12, 2023, and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday until November 7, 2023. The 15 engaging sessions, which run from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, will take place at the Fairfield-Suisun Adult School.
To accommodate parents and caregivers, free childcare services will be provided during class hours. While there is a registration fee of $20, scholarships are available to ensure accessibility.
The Effective Black Parenting program is open to all individuals who are eager to enhance their parenting skills. FSUSD has been made aware of certain concerns pertaining to the nomenclature of this program. While FSUSD is pleased to offer the course to our local community, Effective Black Parenting is a trademarked course created by the DC Children’s Trust Fund, a national non-profit organization. For more information on the DC Children’s Trust Fund please visit: www.dcctf.org.
To secure a spot in this program, interested parties can register by visiting FSUSD.org/FSAS or by calling (707) 421-4155.