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A guide for best practice and preparation for professionals in the field of Parenting Education.
The Core Knowledge and Skills for Oregon Parenting Educators (2016) outlines three Core Areas and serves as a guide for best practice and preparation for professionals in the field of Parenting Education. Each CORE AREA provides a framework of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are foundational to effective professional practice for Parenting Educators. The Core Knowledge and Skills for Oregon Parenting Educators can be used as a guide for self-assessment of knowledge and skills and as a resource for creating professional development plans and developing quality trainings. Core Knowledge and Skills for Oregon Parenting Educators was developed to:
Many individuals gave their time, energy, and expertise during the field review of the Oregon Parenting Education Professional Development Core Knowledge and Skills, as well as the Recognition System. We would specifically like to thank:
CORE AREA 1: Human Growth & Development Content focuses on understanding the positive and negative influences which affect human development and effective practice to promote healthy growth and development of adults and children as individuals and part of a family system.
CORE AREA 2: Parent, Child, Family & Community Relationships Content focuses on the community and cultural influences which affect parenting, parent, child and family relationships, effective parenting strategies that promote positive interactions, and the complexity of diverse family systems.
CORE AREA 3: Parenting Education Professional Practice Content focuses on culturally responsive, ethical, and reflective professional practice to build partnerships with parents, families, and the community for effective delivery of high quality programs including evidence based and evidence informed parenting education.