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.

2015 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

Oregon Parenting Education Week is 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 will host the annual, one day Parenting Educators Conference for professionals who work with families. The conference will take place on Monday, May 11 from 9 AM – 5 PM at the LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University. Additional details will be available soon, with registration for the conference opening on March 11, 2015.

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tina Payne BrysonWe are pleased to announce that Dr. 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, will be joining us as the keynote speaker 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

Call for Workshop Proposals

We are seeking workshop presenters for a wide range of topics for the conference. Workshops will be approximately 1 hour in length and should focus on research, organizational, programmatic topics, and practical application strategies that support effective parenting education (examples of topics are included in the attached RFP). Please note that one presenter per workshop will be provided a complimentary registration for the conference.
 
Proposals will be accepted until 5 PM (PST) January 26, 2015. Please share this information with others who might be interested in presenting at the conference.
 
View the Workshop RFP for details and instructions (pdf)

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.