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.

2016 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

Oregon Parenting Education Week will be May 16 - 20, 2016. As a part of the celebration, the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative will host the third annual, one day Parenting Educators Conference for professionals who work with families. The conference will be on Monday, May 16th at the LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University.

Help us spread the word about this professional development opportunity by sharing the 'Save the Date' flyer with colleagues.

Call for Workshop Presenters

We are seeking presenters for a wide range of topics for the conference. Participants will be interested in workshops focusing on research, organizational, programmatic topics, and practical application strategies that support effective parenting education. One presenter per workshop will be provided a complimentary registration for the conference.

Please review the Call for Workshop Proposals, then go to http://tinyurl.com/2016ConferenceRFP to submit your proposal. A pdf of the RFP application is also available so you can become familiar with the information needed for the proposal. 


Monday, May 16th


CH2M Hill Alumni and LaSells Stewart Centers, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Registration Fees (includes lunch)

$95 Early Bird (by May 2nd)
$115 (after May 2nd)

Registration link

Registration for the 2016 conference will begin on March 14, 2016.

Keynote Speaker

photo of ellen galinsky

We are pleased to share that Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute (FWI) will be joining us as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference. Ellen helped establish the field of work and family life during the time she was at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for 25 years. Her more than 100 books and reports include the best-selling Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, Ask The Children, and the now classic The Six Stages of Parenthood. She has published over 300 articles in journals, books and magazines.

Ellen's keynote presentation will be focused on Mind in the Making (MITM) which has gone beyond a book, becoming a national educational movement. MITM is now a national initiative to share scientifically based research and applicable strategies for promoting life skills in communities across the country. 

Learn more about Ellen andthe Families and Work Institute by visiting the FWI website.

Lodging Options

  • Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western Blvd., 541-286-9821
    Conference rates are $117.00 for either a single or double room. Refer to the Oregon Parenting Educators’ Conference. This hotel is located within walking distance from the Alumni Center. For more information about the hotel visit the Corvallis HGI website
  • Holiday Inn Express, 781 NE Second St., 541-752-0800
    For more information about the hotel visit www.Holidayinnexpress.com/corvallisor

For more information about the conference, contact

Kim Deck
Co-Coordinators for the Parenting Education Professional Development System
Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University

Kim Deck by email to Kim.Deck@oregonstate.edu


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.