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.

Save the Date!

The 2016 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference will be held on Monday, May 16th at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus. Additional details and information will be posted as it becomes available.

2015 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

Oregon Parenting Education Week was May 11-15, 2015. As a part of the celebration, the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative hosted the annual, one day Parenting Educators Conference for professionals who work with families. The conference took place on Monday, May 11 at the LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University. Thank you to the 500 parenting educators and workshop presenters who joined us for another successful year! Stay tuned for information about the 2016 conference.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tina Payne BrysonDr. Tina Payne Bryson, co-author (with Dr. Dan Siegel) of the New York Times best-selling books, The Whole Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, provided the keynote presentation for the 2015 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference!

Dr. Bryson speaks internationally to parents, educators, camps, and clinicians, focusing on how we can help the kids be happier, healthier, and more fully themselves. Tina is a psychotherapist and school counselor who makes frequent media appearances at venues like Time, “Good Morning America,” Huffington Post, and Redbook.

Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. She has an unusual knack for taking research and theory from various fields of science, and offering it in a way that’s clear, realistic, humorous, and immediately helpful.

Learn more about Dr. Bryson’s work

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.