Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

Virtual event

May 2-4, 2022

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.

The Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative hosts an annual Parenting Educators Conference for professionals working with families.


The Conference

The 2022 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference showcases a keynote speaker and two 90-minute sessions of workshop presentations each day covering research information, awareness, and practical application strategies that support effective parenting education. Browse the virtual resource fair, the poster sessions, and explore opportunities for networking. Attend the workshops of your choice, pre-selection of titles is not necessary. Participants will earn up to 12 hours of training and have access to all session recordings for 90 days.


Call for Workshop Proposals

We are seeking proposals for 90-minute workshops that cover research information, awareness, or practical application strategies in the following Parenting Education Core Knowledge Areas:

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

See Core Knowledge and Skills for Oregon Parenting Educators (pdf) for details on each of the core areas.

Deadline for workshop submission is January 26, 2022.

Use the checklist to prepare your information; then submit your proposal online.


   Submit your workshop


Call for Poster Proposals

We are inviting undergraduate and graduate students, faculty/staff, parenting education professionals, and others to present and share posters during the Oregon Parenting Educators Virtual Conference. Posters are encouraged that focused on topics related to parenting, parenting education, family engagement, early childhood education, child development, and related areas.

Deadline for poster submission is February 2, 2022.



Registration opens March 1, 2022
(fees and scholarships information TBD)


Contact information

For questions about the registration process, payment, or virtual platform contact OSU Conference Services at conferences@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9300

For questions about the conference sessions or scholarships contact the Conference Organizers at opec@oregonstate.edu


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Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families

The Hallie E. 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.