About the Network


The Parenting Success Network is a coalition of organizations in Linn and Benton counties dedicated to strengthening and supporting families. Network organizations provide educational programs and support services to enhance parents’ ability to raise healthy children in caring homes.

  • The coalition comes together to link community resources and families through a coordinated planning process. We strive to offer a wide variety of parenting education opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse parent population.
  • Our programs work with many family situations, from those who seek to move from good to excellent parenting, to those who struggle with the demands of parenthood. Our families come from all walks of life, and share the joys and frustrations of parenthood.
  • There are many kinds of multi-session classes; at some classes parents attend with their children and at others parents attend by themselves.
  • Other programs offer a higher degree of support for families who qualify for their services and home visiting programs.
  • Parenting advice as well as information about all parenting programs and local resources is available by phone and through this website.
  • We are also a resource for parenting educators, offering access to curriculum materials, training opportunities and information about best practices.


Progress Reports

OPEC Report on PSN for 2010-2011
OPEC Report on PSN for 2011-2012
PSN Report to partners – May 2012
PSN Report to Partners–September 2012
PSN Report to Partners – May 2013


2014 Donors

Many thanks to the following organizations for donating to the Parenting Success Network:

SHS Mullins LogoCorvallis school district logo
Corvallis Kiwanis Noon Club
Benton County Health Department
Family Tree Relief Nursery
LBL-ESD Early Intervention
Linn County Alcohol & Drug Program
Old Mill Center for Children and Families
Strengthening Rural Families


Albany Public Library
Benton County Adult Drug Treatment Court
Benton County Juvenile Department
Benton County Mental Health
Boys & Girls Clubs of Corvallis
CASA of Linn County
Casa Latinos Unidos
Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence
Corvallis Babywearers
Corvallis School District
Corvallis Waldorf School
Family Support and Connections
Family Tree Relief Nursery
Greater Albany Public Schools
H.A.R.T. Family Resource Center
Healthy Start–Benton County
Heart of the Valley Parenting
Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Inc.
Kidco Head Start/Early Head Start
La Leche League of Corvallis
La Leche League of Lebanon
Lebanon Community Schools
Lebanon Public Library
Linn-Benton Community College: Parenting Education
Linn-Benton Community College: Family Connections
Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD: Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
Linn County Health Services: Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention
Linn County Juvenile Department
Linn County Maternal Child Health Programs
Marriage Works. Family Matters.
Milestones Family Recovery
Old Mill Center for Children and Families
Oregon Family Support Network
OSU Oregon Head Start Pre-K Program
Parent Enhancement Program
Presbyterian Preschool & Child Care Center
Samaritan Health Services
Scio School District
Sharing Strengths
Strengthening Rural Families
Sweet Home School District
Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services


Other Oregon Hubs

Within the State of Oregon, there are several other parenting education Hubs, each dedicated to strengthening families and supporting parenting education in their areas. Below are links to some of their websites:

Lane Kids Logo    LaneKids  (Lane County)

Parent Education.org   Parent Education (Douglas County)

The Next Door      The Next Door (Hood River & Wasco Counties)

Mid-Valley Parenting     Mid-Valley Parenting (Polk County)

Northwest Parenting  Northwest Parenting (Clatsop, Columbia & Tillamook Counties)

Building Healthy Families     Building Healthy Families (Willowa, Baker & Malheur Counties)

Pathways to Positive Parenting   Pathways to Positive Parenting (Coos & Curry Counties)

Family Resource Center    Family Resource Center (Deschutes, Crook & Jefferson Counties)


The Parenting Success Network project is funded by the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative.

July 2014 – LBCC’s Parenting Education department  received $50,000, the fifth installment of the five year grant which has totaled $390,000. The grant was awarded by The Oregon Community Foundation through the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC). The funds support  the Parenting Success Network, a multi-agency collaboration facilitated by LBCC. Partner agencies of the Network strive to increase public acceptance of the importance of parenting education, coordinate and improve the quality of services, enhance accessibility of information regarding parenting and provide training and resources for parenting educators. “When local parents know where to go to find information and support, everyone benefits,” said Cyrel Gable, LBCC Parenting Education Coordinator and facilitator of the grant project.

Over the past four years Parenting Success Network has provided 26 parenting education class series, 27 workshops, 47 family activities, and 2 multi-day trainings and other events for parenting educators. Classes have been offered in most Linn and Benton communities in both Spanish and English. The project hosts a website, blog and Facebook page where parenting tips and information about parenting classes offered by LBCC and many other Linn and Benton county agencies is easily accessible. A Parenting Advice Line is also available at 541-917-4899.