CENTER FOR PARENTING AND FAMILY WELL-BEING

OUR MISSION AND VISION

Parents serve as a child’s first teacher, providing guidance and reassurance, and serving as the first role model in a child’s life. However, being a parent is not easy and all parents struggle with raising their children from time to time. The mission of the Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being (CPFWB) is to equip community organizations and parents with the information, tools and resources to ensure all children in our state grow up in a safe, stable, and nurturing home.

WHAT WE DO

CPFWB partners with organizations across the state to:

1. Prevent childhood adversities

2. Promote positive and healthy parent-child relationships,

3. Increase availability of evidence-based parent education programs

EVIDENCE – BASED PARENT EDUCATION DATABASE

Parent education programs work to equip you with knowledge, tools, and tips on what you can do every day to improve the well-being of your child. These programs are for moms, dads, step-parents, grandparents or anyone who would like to feel more equipped and confident about raising the children in their life. Smartparents.org provides a full list of evidence-based parent education programs in the Houston area.

Visit Smartparents.org to locate an evidence-based parent education class in Harris County or browse additional parenting resources.

Parent Education Curriculum Trainings

CPFWB coordinates training opportunities for family-serving organizations to have staff trained to deliver evidence-based parent education curriculums, such as Triple P. The Triple P trainings are offered at various levels depending upon the needs practices and needs of the organization and the community they serve. Learn more about Triple P here.

If your organzation is interested in recieving training in an evidence-based parent education program please contact  koquinn@childrenatrisk.org .

Texas School Guide Trainings

CHILDREN AT RISK developed the Texas School Guide as a resource for organizations and parents to understand school quality, school choice options, and how to get involved in the education of their students. You can learn more about the Texas School Guide here.

If your organization is interested in receiving training on the Texas School Guide or in hosting a parent workshop please contact koquinn@childrenatrisk.org

PARENT EDUCATOR COALITIONS: HOUSTON AND NORTH TEXAS

  • Network with local parent education professionals
  • Stay up-to-date on parent education news
  • Learn about advocacy and how parenting policy affects you
  • Tour facilities and learn from fellow parenting professionals
  • Participate in professional trainings
  • Discounted access to CHILDREN AT RISK parent education events
  • Free admission to CEU events
  • No membership fee

HOUSTON- Parent Education Provider Coalition

Contact mjohnston@childrenatrisk.org to join the HOUSTON coalition.

NORTH TEXAS- Family Strengthening Coalition

Contact jeyer@childrenatrisk.org to join the NORTH TEXAS coalition.

 

Family engagement is a partnership between an institution and the families they serve working to empower parents to play an active role in the lives of their children. CPFWB conducts research to understand current implementation of and best practices for engaging families. We work with organizations and school districts to develop effective family engagement strategies. 

Establish a task force to examine and increase access to evidence-based parent education and quality parent engagement programs in Texas, as well as improve inter-agency coordination between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS