Oregon Parenting Education Week

Oregon Parenting Education Week

Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

We are pleased to announce that Oregon Parenting Education Week is May 19-23, 2014. This year the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative will be hosting a one day Parenting Educators Conference for professionals who work with families. The conference will take place on Monday, May 19 from 8:45 AM - 4 PM at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the campus of Oregon State University. Below are details concerning conference registration and other Oregon Parenting Education Week events.

View conference workshop descriptions (PDF)

Register for conference

Conference schedule

Oregon Parenting Educators Conference Keynote Speaker

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

picture of Ann CorwinKnown 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.

Learn more about Ann Corwin's work


Oregon Parenting Education Week Seminar

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM PST

Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families, Room 115

FREE and open to the public or watch online

Eric Pakulak, Ph.D.
picture of Eric Pakulak

"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.




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.

You can view the recorded presentations from last year by selecting them below.


2013 Schedule for Oregon Parenting Education Week

Monday, May 20th – Noon
"Cultivating a Community-wide Culture of Nurturing Along the Southern Oregon Coast"

Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Family Nurturing Centers, International
Hallie Ford Center, room 115, Oregon State University
Watch full size on YouTube


Tuesday, May 21st – 2 PM
"Supporting Children’s First Teachers: Promoting School Readiness Through Parent Education"

Katherine C Pears, Ph.D., Senior Scientist
Oregon Social Learning Center
Hallie Ford Center, room 115, Oregon State University
Watch full size on YouTube


Thursday, May 23rd – 10 AM

 "How Fatherhood Matters for Men's Lives"

Richard Settersten, Ph.D.
Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences
Hallie E. Ford Center Endowed Director, Oregon State University
Hallie Ford Center, room 115, Oregon State University
Watch full size on YouTube

"Boys, Men, Fathers: A 30-year Intergenerational Study of How Fatherhood Impacts Men and Their Families"

David C. R. Kerr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Psychological Science, OSU
Research Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center
Hallie Ford Center, room 115, Oregon State University
Watch full size on YouTube

2013 Oregon Parenting Education Week Articles


The presentations for 2012 are available as archived video.

2012 Oregon Parenting Education Week Articles

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.