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.
To mark the significance of this week, we organized three presentations that were held at the Hallie Ford Center.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Making the Link Between Parenting and Policy:
Understanding the Impact of Parenting on Early Childhood Outcomes
Rebecca Parlakian, M.Ed.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Parenting Education in Oregon
Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) Initiative
Christy Cox, Early Childhood Development Program Officer
The Ford Family Foundation
Oregon’s Home Visiting System: Healthy Start ~ Healthy Families; Family Relief Nurseries
Christi Peeples, Early Childhood Coordinator, Healthy Start~Healthy Families Oregon
Oregon Commission on Children & Families
Department of Human Services Supports for Parents
Lois Day, Director, Office of Child Welfare Programs
Working with Latino Families
Maria Eugenia Perdomo, Program Coordinator, Ready, Set, Go.
Metropolitan Family Service
Creating Quality Programs for Parents (Curricula, Facilitator Support, Parent Helpline)
Minalee Saks, Executive Director
Birth to Three/Parenting Now
Friday, May 25, 2012
Measuring and Predicting Healthy Development in Young Children
Megan McClelland, Ph.D.