Parent Education Awareness Week
Oregon's Parent Education Awareness Week Honors Families
(April 21, 2010) – Birth To Three is celebrating Parent Education Awareness Week from April 26-May 1. The week honors the vital role that education plays in helping parents create a healthy community.
Since its inception in 1978, Birth To Three has offered group-based parenting education and support programs to nearly 90,000 Lane County parents with young children. Birth To Three’s goals are to strengthen families, reduce the potential of child abuse and neglect, and promote the healthy development of children. The groups use best practice principles.
Birth To Three also offers special outreach programs adapted to serve highly stressed parents, teen parents and Spanish-speaking families. Like Birth To Three's other programs, these programs are group-based, are led by highly trained and experienced parent educators, and use best practice principles. Birth To Three complements these programs with other services to parents, including a newsletter, a column in The Register-Guard, a Facebook page (click on the logo in the left column of this page) and a community resource poster. Parent HelpLine, in conjunction with Success By 6/United Way, offers free, confidential parenting support and referrals.
Parent Education Awareness Week begins with a live interview with Birth To Three's Executive Director and co-founder, Minalee Saks, on KLCC (89.7FM) at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 26.