Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

May 18-19, 2020

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 Education Week is May 18-22, 2020. As a part of the celebration, the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative will host the annual Parenting Educators Conference and Training Institute for professionals working with families.


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Oregon Parenting Educators Conference And Training Institute

May 18-19, 2020
LaSells Stewart and CH2M HILL Alumni Centers
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Registration begins March 16.


Keynote speaker

Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D.

Chandra Ghosh Ippen is associate director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and director of dissemination and implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). She is a member of the board of directors of ZERO TO THREE and has spent the last 26 years conducting research, clinical work and training in the area of early childhood trauma. She has co-authored more than 20 publications on trauma and diversity informed practice, including the manual for CPP, a randomized trial documenting the efficacy of CPP, the children’s story “Once I Was Very Very Scared” and the Trinka and Sam story series, which has reached more than 200,000 families across the world. She also has a life time mission to bake 1,000 pies and a pie in all 50 states.



Registration begins March 16.


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Registration fee schedule
May 18 Conference
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Up to 6 hours of training hours
$115 if registered by May 4
$135 if registered after May 4
May 19 Training Institute
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Up to 6 hours of training hours
$95 if registered by May 4
$115 if registered after May 4



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



We have secured a room block at a hotel within walking distance for May 17, May 18, and May 19. A limited number of rooms will be available at the conference rate until May 1.

Rooms available for May 17, 18, 19 @ $142/night
Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis
2500 SW Western Boulevard, Corvallis, Oregon 97333
HGI Registration
It is the individual or organization’s responsibility to secure reservations and pay for lodging.


Questions about the conference?

Please contact opec@oregonstate.edu


Previous Oregon Parenting Education Week content

2019 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.