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.

We invite you to share the conference flyer with colleagues and friends.

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


The cost to attend is $95 (if registered by April 27th) or $115 (after April 27th). Conference fees include a boxed lunch.

Register online at  https://conferences.bus.oregonstate.edu/Conference/opec/registration

Conference Workshops

The conference is a professional development opportunity for parenting educators and other professionals working with children. This year we are pleased to offer a selection of 31 workshops offered during the day for participants to choose from.

The 'Workshop Packet'  includes workshop descriptions to help participants decide what best fits their needs and interests.

An overall schedule is also available with times and events for the entire day.

Continuing Education Credits

A maximum of 5.5 Core Knowledge credits will be available through the Oregon Registry if participants attend all 4 workshops AND the keynote presentation. Credit for additional professions/professional organizations may be available. More information will be available soon.


We have secured conference rates at two local hotels for Sunday night, May 10th. Rooms and rates will be available until April 10th, after which the rates will be standard lodging rates for the hotel. It is the individual or organization’s responsibility to secure reservations and pay for lodging.

  • Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western Blvd., 541-286-9821
    Conference rates are $114.00 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 www.corvallis.hgi.com
  • Holiday Inn Express, 781 NE Second St., 541-752-0800
    Conference rates are $104 for a King room. Refer to the Oregon Parenting Educators Conference. This hotel is located near downtown and is a short drive to the Alumni Center. For more information about the hotel visit www.Holidayinnexpress.com/corvallisor

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.