Chapter 8: Community Engaged Parent Education: Strengthening Civic Engagement Among Parents and Parent Educators

by William J. Doherty, Jenet Jacob Erickson, and Beth Cutting

From Personal to Public: Community Engaged Parent Education

Community engaged parent education weaves community issues into everyday parenting topics and encourages parents to engage in citizen deliberation and civic action on issues related to the well-being of children. In this webinar, you'll learn from Bill Doherty, Ph.D., the principles and core skills of community engaged parent education, and you'll also see a demonstration of those skills.

Length: 60 minutes. Approved for 1 CFLE Contact Hour continuing education credit.

Website: Birthdays without Pressure

The people behind Birthdays without Pressure, a project out of the University of Minnesota, want to raise awareness of this problem and offer alternatives for parents and kids who want birthdays without pressure.This project that came out of a Community Engaged Parent Education class. It is visited by parents and journalists around the world.

Website: Citizen Professional Center

From the Citizen Professional Center: "The Citizen Professional Center will be a national leader in preparing professionals for effective democratic engagement with communities and in generating community-based research that advances knowledge and solves local problems."

This site has a variety of publications on the model underlying Community Engaged Parent Education and includes descriptions of a variety of citizen engagement projects.

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