2017 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

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 Educators Week was May 22 - 26, 2017. As part of the celebration, the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative hosted the fourth annual Parenting Educators Conference for professionals working with families. The conference was on Monday May 22 on the campus of Oregon State University. Thank you to all the conference participants, workshop presenters, volunteers, the NPEN Council members and our keynote speakers Dena Simmons and Sarah Enos Watamura for helping to make this year’s conference another successful professional development gathering!

2017 conference presentation slides are available here.

Save the Date

2018 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

Monday, May 21, 2018
LaSells Stewart and CH2M HILL Alumni Centers
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Call  for Workshop Proposals

The call for workshop proposals will be available in November 2018, please check back for more information. We will be seeking proposals for research information, awareness, and practical application strategies that support effective parenting education in the following Parenting Education Core Knowledge Areas (pdf):

  • Core area 1: Human Growth and Development
  • Core area 2: Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
  • Core area 3: Parenting Education Professional Practice

Questions about the conference?

Please contact opec@oregonstate.edu

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.