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.
Oregon Parenting Education Week was on 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 hosted the third annual, one day Parenting Educators Conference for professionals who work with families. The conference was on Monday, May 16th at the LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University.
Thank you to all of the conference participants, workshop presenters, volunteers, and our keynote Ellen Galinsky for helping to make this year's conference another successful professional development gathering!
Monday, May 22, 2017
CH2M Hill Alumni and LaSells Stewart Centers, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Please contact Kim Deck by email (Kim.Deck@oregonstate.edu).
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.