FINDING QUALIFIED PARENTING HELP IN TEXAS HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER.
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, nurturing and aspirational homes. 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
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.
The Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being’s Advisory Council at CHILDREN AT RISK is composed of a diverse group 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 content, oversight and expertise for Smartparents.org.