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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.  This training will use the Chicago Parent Program 3rd edition.

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 California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare and 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 email


  • 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
    • Family Service Workers
  • Schedule of Events

    Day 1 & 2 – Everything You Wanted to Know about Using the CPP

    On your first two days you will build the foundation for understanding:

    • Purpose, theory, and research underlying the CPP
    • Overview of CPP content
    • Strategies for running a successful group

    Day 3 & 4 – Putting Knowledge to Practice

    • Group Leader Facilitation Model
    • Group Leader fidelity and certification
    • Hands-on experience leading a mock CPP group session
    • Brief quiz assessing mastery of the key concepts
  • What's Included

    Chicago Parent Program Pricing
    Baltimore, MD
    CPP 4-day Virtual training- 3.5 hours of training each day




    CPP training registration, group leader manual, and implementation guide



    CPP 3rd Edition Videos



    3rd Edition Group leader manual - for additional copies purchases separately
    (included in training registration) English only; Spanish version coming soon.


    $125 per hour

    Consultation with CPP experts (in person or by phone)

    For more information on program materials, contact  
    Questions regarding registration? Email

    Workshop is eligible for JHU Tuition Remission.

    $375 for CPP Refresher training with 3rd Edition (those who’ve taken training between 2018-2020)- includes registration and 3rd Edition manual. No implementation guide or access to group leader resources.

    Student Scholarships available to Johns Hopkins University and Ohio State University students ONLY. Please contact us at to inquire about the student rate to attend the training.

    Hotel Accommodations

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

    Parking Information

    Garage Locations
    Garage Rates

    #2026 – Chicago Parent Program Group Leader Training Workshop has been approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for 11 Category I CEUs for social workers. Email for more information.

    #19-68-21- Chicago Parent Program Group Leader Training Workshop has been approved by the Maryland Department of Education for 0.5 CPD credits.  Email for more information.

  • 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, Cancellation, and Attendance Policies

    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.

    Attendance Policy
    Training will start on time and therefore, punctual and regular attendance is expected of each trainee.  If the trainee anticipates being late or will miss any of the training, they need to inform the CPP Training Staff at as soon as possible. If the trainee is not able to attend one or more days of the training, trainees may need to make up the missed days at a future training.  CPP Trainers have discretion in deciding how to respond to any missed sections or absences from training.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    1. How does the 3rd Edition of the Chicago Parent Program Group differ from the previous editions?

    The 3rd edition builds on the strengths of the previous editions and includes new content, updated videos, a new narrator, simplified terminology, more support for parents exposed to childhood trauma and adversities, and more implementation guidance.

    1. I completed the training and have been using the 2nd edition of the Chicago Parent Program. Can I purchase the 3rd edition of CPP Group Leader Manual and videos without attending a refresher training?

    Absolutely! We will be holding a series of webinars for existing Chicago Parent Program group leaders to learn more about the 3rd edition and how it differs from our previous versions. See the Chicago Parent Program website for more information about the cost of program materials for Chicago Parent Program group leaders. For more information on participating in upcoming webinars on the 3rd edition, please email us at

    1. As a former participant of the CPP training, can I purchase the new 3rd Edition CPP videos for my organization?

    Yes. The cost the 3rd Edition CPP training videos and Group Leader Manual is $999. To purchase program materials via check, credit card, or PO: Contact

    1. I completed the Chicago Parent Program training, but it was quite a few years ago. Should I attend a refresher with the 3rd Edition?

    If you completed the Chicago Parent Program Group Leader Training more than 3 years ago and have not been actively leading Chicago Parent Program groups since then, we would strongly encourage you to attend a refresher and purchase the 3rd edition manual and videos.

  • Zoom Platform Information


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe Street,
Baltimore, MD 21205


Local Hotels
(Not included in tuition)


August 7-10, 2023
12pm-3:30pm EST

December 4-7, 2023
12pm-3:30pm EST

Tuition & Fees

$899 CPP training registration, group leader manual and implementation guide

$875 CPP 3rd Edition Videos

$125 3rd Edition group leader manual - if purchased separately(English only, Spanish version coming soon)

Eligible for JHU Tuition Remission.