Center for Parenting & Family Well-Being

Read CHILDREN AT RISK’s latest report on parent education: The State of Parent Education in Houston, Texas: An Opportunity to Strengthen Family Well-Being, Prevent Child Maltreatment, and Prepare Children for a Brighter Future

Overview- The State of Parent Education in Houston, Texas

Full Report- The State of Parent Education in Houston, Texas

The Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being (CPFWB) advocates to change the way parent education and child abuse prevention is approached in the greater Houston community through prevention and population-based strategies.  The Center believes that organizations across sectors should come together to create an infrastructure that strives to provide all parents in our community with effective and accessible parent education.

The Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being is action-oriented and advocates for change through:

  • Collaboration.  The CPFWB acts as a convener to bring together providers of parent education, hospitals, universities, school districts, faith-based organizations, childcare centers, nonprofits, local government, and other organizations to collaboratively address how to create an infrastructure to support parent education and family well-being in our community.
  • Research.  The CPFWB will identify gaps in parent education services in the greater Houston community and evaluate evidence-based programs for their potential impact.  Through extensive assessments and analyses, the Center will develop recommendations on how to address parent education and family well-being in the greater Houston community.
  • Education. The CPFWB will provide information to the greater Houston community on parent education, child abuse prevention, and family well-being through conferences, presentations, print materials, and the media.

The Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being does not provide direct services.  Instead, the Center collaborates with and supports organizations that provide direct services to ensure that the infrastructure, policies, and partnerships are in place to improve the availability of evidence-based parent education.

The Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being is supported by an Academic Advisory Council of six leading academics, pediatricians, and public health practitioners who are experts in child maltreatment prevention, cost-effectiveness research, evaluation, family demography, policy, evidence-based programs, and dissemination.  The Academic Advisory Council oversees the Center’s research activities.

If you would like to know more about current parent education programs that are offered in the Greater Houston area, see below:
Parent Education Programs in Greater Houston

To learn more about the Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being, please contact Megan Schneider at mschneider@childrenatrisk.org or 713-869-7740.

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