20th Annual Conference

The 2012 International Conference on
Parent Education and Parenting has been rescheduled!

New Date: April 25-26, 2013
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International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting
April 25-26, 2013

A Joint Meeting of the University of North Texas Center for Parent Eduation and the 20th Annual Conference on Parent Education and the International Sociological Association's Committee on Family Research Conference on Parenting

The International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting is a two-day interdisciplinary conference that will bring together regional, national, and international scholars, policy makers, parent/family educators, early childhood interventionists, family support professionals, school/parent liaisons, students, and child and family advocates. The Conference on Parent Education has met annually on the campus of the University of North Texas for 19 years and is unique as an annual conference focused on educating and supporting parents. The Committee on Family Research has held seminars or conferences throughout the world since 1954. Scholars and practitioners from around the globe will present the latest in knowledge, research, educational strategies, curriculum, and parent education and support models. The keynote speakers are nationally or internationally recognized in areas of specialized knowledge relating to parenting and family support.

Conference Objectives

  • To provide training in core knowledge and skills for parent educators.
  • To present a spectrum of program models, curriculm, strategies, and knowledge related to parenting, parent education, parent involvement, and parent/family support.
  • To present primary research and research reviews related to parenting, parent education, parent involvement, and parent/family support.
  • To provide knowledge in specialized areas reltated to family life.
  • To provide training in parent education and family support curriculum and methods.
  • To provide international perspectives and cross-national research on parent education and parenting.
  • To promote interaction and exchange of ideas among conference participants.
  • To provide a resource and book fair.

To recognize best practices in parent education, parent involvement, and family support.

The mission is to support professional development of parent educators and family support personnel through research, training, resources and advocacy.