The Parenting Project: Healthy Children, Families, & Communities holds annual in-service events at Cornell University for parent educators and others who work with parents and children across New York State.

The in-service is a two-day event with networking opportunities, professional development workshops, and various academic presentations by Cornell faculty.

Upcoming In-service Events

The 2019 Parent Education In-service Event will be held on September 12th and 13th, 2019 at the ILR Conference Center in King Shaw Hall. The draft agenda and registration form are posted below.

In the past, presentation topics have included maternal employment and child well-being, childhood risk and resilience,  using news and social media to promote your county association, using a two generational approach to parent education, changing family forms in the U.S., and engaging low-income fathers.

2019 Parent Education In-Service Agenda, Day 1 & 2

2019 Parent Education In-Service Registration Form

Past In-service Events:

Parent Education In-Service, September 2018

Email Julia Chapman, for past agendas and Powerpoint presentations


  • Adolescent Development (Valerie Reyna)
  • Risk & Resilience in Adolescence (Julia Chapman)
  • Project 2Gen Update / Community Café: Community Responses to the Opioid Epidemic (Anna Steinkraus, Laura Tach, & Elizabeth Day)
    • Handout: The Opioid Epidemic and Child Well-Being
    • Handout: A Two-Generation Approach to the Opioid Epidemic: State Policy Perspectives
  • Strengths Based Communication (Janis Whitlock)
    • Handout: Family Strengths Activities
  • Workshop: Group Facilitation Skills (Jutta Dotterweich)
  • Opioid Epidemic & Rural School Districts  (John Sipple)
  • Panel Discussion: ACEs and Parenting Education: Trauma Informed Practice  (Jackie Spencer, Julika von Stackelberg, & DeAnna Croteau)

parent education in-service, october 2017


  • Parent Education and New Community Collaborations: A Panel Discussion
    • CCE-Tompkins: Family & Community Development, Parenting Education, Nutrition Education
    • Family Resource Centers of Tioga County
    • Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents making a difference! And Adopting Healthy Habits

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