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.

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.


Past In-service Events:

Virtual Parent Education In-service, September 2020



Parent Education In-Service, September 2019



Email Julia Chapman, for past agendas and Powerpoint presentations

Parent Education In-Service, September 2018


  • 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

News about this event

Parent Educators and Faculty Review Latest Parenting Research

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