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Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) Blog

Check out the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) blog that shares a variety of articles, resources and connections related to parenting.

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Parent Resources - Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) provides access to inclusive, research based resources for families on a variety of topics including child development and parenting strategies, quality child care, and more.

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Parenting Together Newsletters

Parenting Together was first launched in 2015 as a monthly research-based resource for parents. It is available each month in English & Spanish.

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Parenting Hubs - Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC)

The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) was founded to help you on your parenting journey. The OPEC initiative provides access to regional Parenting Education Hubs that provide high quality (research-based) resources, and parenting education classes in Oregon (and Siskiyou County, California). Find out if there is currently a Parenting Education Hub near you.

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A Resource Guide for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children in Oregon

Publication explores a range of opportunities and challenges faced by kinship caregivers. It starts with common issues faced by family members caring for relative children and moves on to provide statewide and local resources for those families. Updated 2013.

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Oregon's Legal Guide for Grandparents and Other Older Relatives Raising Children

Publication includes legal advice for grandparents and other older relatives raising children. Includes local resources. Revised in 2016.

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Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC)

OPEC is a partnership between four of Oregon’s largest foundations and OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program. OPEC supports grantees through funding, evaluation, technical assistance, and professional development led by FCH faculty.
OPEC supports:
- Delivery of high-quality parenting education programs
- Coordinated efforts to strengthen regional parenting education systems
- Developing and strengthening collaborative regional parenting education Hubs

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Childhood Food Insecurity - Professional & Continuing Education

Childhood Food Insecurity is a free online course developed in partnership with the Childhood Hunger Initiative of Oregon covering various topics associated with child health and wellness. The course covers food access and choices, the relationship between food insecurity and health and development, along with intervention strategies in circumstances of childhood hunger. Healthcare professionals seeking continuing medical education can earn valuable CME credit by taking an optional exam following the five online modules.

By Anne Hoisington

News Story

Physical activity lacking for food-insecure Oregon rural children

Oct 9, 2017
Findings lead researchers to coin term "physical activity insecurity".

By Chris Branam
Oct 9, 2017

OSU Extension Catalog

Navigating Work and Family

A series of 10 one-page handouts for family-serving professionals to share with their clients. Topics include caring for yourself, childcare, working together, limits and choices, television and your family, connecting with kids, family talk, family reading time, children's feelings, and keeping in...