The complete Effective Black Parenting Program is designed to be taught as a class for small groups of 15 to 30 parents. The class meets for 15 3-hour sessions on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. The last session is a graduation ceremony where the parents receive certificates and deliver brief speeches. The class is often taught in schools, churches, mosques, agencies, community centers and even in private homes.
The instructor conducts the class, using a 333 page manual that contains fully-scripted guidelines for teaching each session and each of the program's parenting skills, strategies and special topics.
The instructor demonstrates each skill and then has the parents practice it in class before going home to use it with their children. The instructor also uses a series of highly attractive charts to help parents learn and recall key points.
The parents receive a Parent's Handbook that reinforces what the instructor teaches. The Handbook includes the activities the parents are to engage in at home as they apply the program's parenting skills. Parents report each week on their home use of skills and receive helpful feedback from their instructor and classmates.
As part of their enrollment fees for a workshop, participants receives a complete Instructor's Kit educational and promotional materials, including the instructor manual and a Parent's Handbook. Successful completion of the 5-day workshops earns a Certificate to confirm their readiness to conduct classes in this national model parenting skill-building program.