Oregon Parenting Education Week

Oregon Parenting Education Week

Of all the things that influence a child’s growth and development, the most critical is reliable, responsive, and sensitive parenting. Effective parenting education programs have been linked with decreased rates of child abuse and neglect, better physical, cognitive and emotional development in children, and increased parental knowledge of child development and parenting skills.

2014 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

Oregon Parenting Education Week was May 19-23, 2014. This year the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative hosted a one day Parenting Educators Conference for professionals who work with families. The conference took place on Monday, May 19 from 8:45 AM - 4 PM at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the campus of Oregon State University, and over 325 parenting educators from across the state attended the conference. Below are details concerning conference workshops and other Oregon Parenting Education Week events.

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Oregon Parenting Educators Conference Keynote SpeakerAnn Corwin

Ann Corwin, Ph.D., M.Ed.

Known to many as "The Parenting Doctor," Dr. Ann Corwin has made it her life's work to develop practical parenting programs for parents and children. With a Ph.D. in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy, a Master's Degree in Education and several decades of experience in parenting consulting and child development education, she has helped thousands of families around the world. Dr. Ann focuses on prevention and helps parents learn to help themselves. Her experience and years of developing practical parenting programs for families provided the inspiration and foundation for the Pocket Full of Feelings project, an emotional literacy program. Ann lives in Laguna, California with her husband and they have two grown children.

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Oregon Parenting Education Week SeminarEric Pakulak

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM PST
Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families, Room 115

Eric Pakulak, Ph.D.

"Development and Assessment of an Evidence-Based Training Program for At-Risk Preschoolers"

Dr. Pakulak is a Research Associate in the Brain Development Laboratory at the University of Oregon. He has been closely involved in studies of children and adults from different socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based interventions designed to improve attention and language processes in children from lower SES families.

Previous Oregon Parenting Education Week content

Be sure to watch all the video and read all the articles from past years.

The Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families promotes the development and well being of children, youth, and families by generating, translating, and sharing research-based knowledge. The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) supports delivery of high quality parenting education programs and collaborative efforts to strengthen regional parenting education systems. OPEC is a partnership of four of Oregon’s largest foundations (The Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, The Meyer Memorial Trust and The Collins Foundation) and Oregon State University.