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The Chicago Parent Program (CPP) is a 12-session, video and group-based parenting skills training program that has been shown to improve parenting skills and confidence and reduce behavior problems in young children 2-5 years old.  It provides professionals serving families with young children the knowledge, skills, and materials needed to implement the CPP in their agency or practice.  

Designed in collaboration with parents of young children and supported by research, the program was created to address the needs of families from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds. The program listed on the National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Practices and can be used as part of a comprehensive prevention or treatment program for helping parents of young children with or at risk for developing serious behavior problems.

For more information about the Chicago Parent Program, go to or call 410-614-5311


  • About the Workshop

    What You Will Learn

    Through lecture, discussion, and demonstrations led by the program developers and certified CPP Group Leaders, you will gain the hands-on knowledge and skills and the program materials needed to implement the CPP in your agency or practice. 


    • Understand the theory and research underlying the CPP model
    • Understand the meaning and purpose of the evidence-based parenting strategies taught in the CPP
    • Understand how the different components of the CPP are used to promote parents’ confidence and competence in managing their children’s behavior
    • Develop beginning competence in implementing the CPP
    • Identify strategies for effectively implementing lessons learned in programs and agencies serving families and young children

    Who Should Attend

    Professionals working in schools, early childhood programs, and mental health agencies serving low income families of young children, including: 

    • Nurses
    • Social workers
    • Psychiatrists
    • Psychologists
    • Early-childhood program parent coordinators
    • School-based mental health consultants
    • Teachers working with parents
  • Schedule of Events

    Day 1 – Everything You Wanted to Know about Using the CPP

    On your first day you will build the foundation for understanding:

    • Theories, purpose, and research underlying the CPP
    • Meaning behind different parent management strategies taught in the program
    • How different components of the program work together to help parents develop confidence and competence in effectively managing their children’s behaviors
    • Certification process to become CPP Group Leader

    Day 2 – Putting Knowledge to Practice

    During this highly interactive second day you will participate in hands-on experiences that apply the knowledge learned in the previous into actual implementation through mock group sessions. Throughout the day you will receive individualized feedback and support before taking a brief quiz at the conclusion of the workshop assessing your mastery of the key concepts.  

  • What's Included

    Two-day workshop registration fee is $800 (includes Group Leader Manual, Breakfast and Lunch)

    CPP DVD set can be purchased for $700

    Group Rate

    Special pricing exists for organizations registering 3 or more participants. Contact Executive Education and Strategic Alliances at to learn more.

    Workshop is eligible for JHU Tuition Remission.

    Hotel Accommodations

    Tuition does not cover the cost of accommodations. Several area hotels offer complimentary shuttle services or transportation vouchers to JHU.

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    Garage Locations
    Garage Rates

    #2026 – Chicago Parent Program Group Leader Training Workshop has been approved for 11 Category I CEUs (continuing education credit hours) for social workers. 

  • What They're Saying

    "The CPP has been an extremely useful adjunct to my work with preschoolers and their families. It is very user-friendly, well received by parents and caregivers, and it gets great results!” —Joyce Harrison, MD, Child Psychiatrist, Kennedy-Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University

    “Before [my son] was very aggressive, with everybody and with me… Like he would throw all the toys, make a big mess. You know he wasn’t respecting me… now he’s working and everything…he tells me he loves me a lot… and he’s sleeping by himself…And the teachers say he’s doing better.” — Parent

  • Contact Information

    Chicago Parent Program

    Dr. Deborah Gross

    Workshop Registration

    Executive Education

  • Refund and Cancellation Policy

    Refunds, less a $50 processing fee per person, are provided to participants who cancel at least 30 days prior to a program offering. Requests to cancel received less than 30 days prior to a program will be offered registration in a substitute program, less a processing fee per person.

    Cancellation Policy
    Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollments, in which event the enrollment fees for the course(s) will be refunded. If a course is canceled, applicants are notified immediately and are processed a full refund unless another course is requested.


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Tuition & Fees

$800 for two-day workshop

$1500 (includes Registration fee and DVD Set)

Special group rates available. See "What's Included."

Eligible for JHU Tuition Remission.