Oregon Parenting Educators Conference and Training Institute

Virtual event

May 3-6, 2021

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 and Training Institute for professionals working with families.


The Conference

The Conference (May 3 & 4) showcases keynote speaker, Chandra Ghosh Ippen, and two 60-minute sessions of workshop presentations each day covering research information, awareness, and practical application strategies that support effective parenting education. There will be virtual resource fair, poster sessions, and opportunities for networking. Attend the workshops of your choice, pre-selection of titles is not necessary. Participants will earn 6 hours of training hours and have access to all session recordings for 90 days.


The Training Institute

The Training Institute (May 5 & 6) will provide in-depth and focused 3-hour live training sessions delivered in two 90-minute sessions each day. Topics include leadership skill building, facilitating challenges, LGBTQ+ and gender education, antiracist education, resilience interventions, self-reflection to further equity in service, inclusion in the classroom (in Spanish), and understanding childhood trauma (in Spanish). Participants will earn 3 hours of training hours for each day, and must be present at the live training to receive a certificate. These sessions will not be recorded.


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.