FINDING QUALIFIED PARENTING HELP IN HOUSTON HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER.

ABOUT
CENTER FOR PARENTING
AND FAMILY WELL-BEING

The mission of the Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being (CPFWB) at CHILDREN AT RISK is to ensure all children in Texas grow up in a safe, stable, and nurturing home. CPFWB partners with organizations across the state to prevent childhood adversities, promote positive and healthy parent-child relationships, and increase the availability of effective parent support programs.


Why do we focus on parent education?

There is no greater influence in the life of a child than that of a parent. Parents are a child’s first teacher, providing guidance and reassurance, and serving as the first role model in a child’s life. But life can get complicated and sometimes we need a little help. 

Parent education programs are designed to improve parenting skills and family communication, and educate parents on child development and positive parenting practices with a goal of developing safe, stable, and nurturing parent-child relationships. 

Taking part in an evidence-based parent education program can:

  • Lower your stress
  • Help your child be ready to start school
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Result in happier, healthier children 


carlogo-92x46-1748 CHILDREN AT RISK

CHILDREN AT RISK is a nonprofit organization that drives change for children through research, education and influencing public policy.
The focus of CHILDREN AT RISK is to make children’s needs a priority and to ensure ample resources are available for children and their families to thrive.

Making Evidence-Based Parent Education Available

Research has shown that parent education can positively impact social, emotional, and behavioral disorders in children, parental stress and anxiety, and child maltreatment. Parent education also improves school readiness and family relationships.
Parent education programs are designed to prevent child and family problems, improve parenting skills and family communication, and educate parents on child development and positive parenting practices with a goal of developing safe, stable, and nurturing parent-child relationships.

Advisory Board

The Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being’s Academic Advisory Council at CHILDREN AT RISK is composed of leading academics and pediatricians who are experts in child maltreatment prevention, cost-effective of health interventions, evaluation, and health promotion. The purpose of the Academic Advisory Council is to provide oversight and expertise in the assessment, implementation, dissemination, and evaluation of parenting programs in the greater Houston area.

Charles Begley, Ph.D. Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Health Services Research University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, School of Public Health

Angelo P. Giardino, M.D., Ph.D Chair of the Institute Medical Director, Texas Children’s Health Plan Clinical Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Christopher Greeley, M.D., FAAP Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston 

Holly Heard, Ph.D Senior Research Analyst for the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) 

Christine M. Markham, Ph.D Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at UTSPH

This website was developed by The Center for Parenting at CHILDREN AT RISK to provide this resource to the parenting community.