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 21 - 25, 2018. As part of the celebration, the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative hosted the fifth annual Parenting Educators Conference and Training Institute for professionals working with families. Thank you to all the conference participants, workshop presenters, institute trainers, resource fair representatives, volunteers, featured speaker Shauna Tominey, and our keynote speaker Ross A. Thompson for helping to make this year’s conference another successful professional development gathering!

Conference presentation slides are available here.

 

Save the Date

Oregon Parenting Educators Conference And Training Institute

May 19-20, 2019
LaSells Stewart and CH2M HILL Alumni Centers
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Registration begins March 18.

 

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

 

Registration

 

Registration begins March 18.

 

Registration fee schedule
May 19 Training Institute
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Up to 6 hours of training hours
$75 if registered by May 6
$95 if registered after May 6
May 19 Welcome Reception
4-5:30 p.m.
$10
May 20 Conference
8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Up to 6 hours of training hours
$115 if registered by May 6
$135 if registered after May 6

Check out last year's registration catalog as an example of past offerings.

Registration catalog (pdf)
Sesiones en español (pdf)
2018 presentation slides.

 

 

Parking

Parking is available in the Reser Stadium lot. Purchase a Zone C parking permit ($10)

 

Lodging

We have secured a room block at a hotel within walking distance for May 18, May 19, and May 20. A limited number of rooms will be available at the conference rate until May 3.
 
It is the individual or organization’s responsibility to secure reservations and pay for lodging.
 
Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis, 2500 SW Western Blvd., 541-752-5000
Conference rates are $134.00 + tax for either a single or double room.
For more information about the hotel and to secure a reservation at the conference rate, please visit our Hilton Garden Inn event page.

 

Questions about the conference?

Please contact opec@oregonstate.edu

 

Previous Oregon Parenting Education Week content

2018 presentation slides

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.