Parenting Success Network

Join us for the 7th Annual FREE Parenting Public Speaker Event! Linn-Benton-Lincoln Counties: Monday, May 3, 2021 6:30-8:30 PM. Remote Workshop via Zoom. 

“Under the Wave: Understanding the Impact of Stress and Trauma Using Metaphors and Stories” A workshop for how to help children overcome stress. Using story and metaphor, this presentation explores
responses to common questions about stress and trauma.

These questions include:

1. Do young children really remember traumatic experiences?
2. What are the common reactions to stress and trauma?
3. How does trauma effect development?
4. How can we work together to create healing spaces and support recovery?

This workshop shares core lessons about stress and trauma and focuses on the importance of acknowledging what families have been through, helping them to make meaning of their experiences, and supporting them in having new experiences that help them grow well and love well. Spanish interpretation will be provided. To register, call 541-917-4884.

Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a children’s book author and creates videos for children to understand stress and trauma.

Nurturing Children Series 

Our Nurturing Children series continues in May and June: Nurturing Strength and Nurturing Attitudes.

In May join us while we examine the physical, emotional and mental characteristics of strength. We will explore practices to develop strength for children, families and professionals and how to apply these in order to feel safe and healthy.

In June we will examine the three components of attitude: cognition, affect and behavior. We will explore activities and approaches that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-bias in early childhood.

Learn more HERE

Live & Learn Spring classes will open for registration on February 22!

To see your options, look at the PSN calendar or follow the link below to a complete list of classes.

Classes begin March 29 , 2021! Enjoy new songs, games, and activities with your child.  Meet other parents and children in your community.  Learn how to support your child’s amazing development. Classes will remain virtual using Zoom until further notice. To participate you will need an internet device with a speaker and a camera.   Families can join at any time if space is available. To register for classes use the following link:

Resources for Talking to Children about Race & Equality 

by Parenting Now!

As early as 6-months old, babies begin to notice differences in people, including their skin color, hair, and eyes. It’s never too early to have conversations about race with your child and there are wonderful, kid-friendly resources out there to help guide you along in the process. The Parenting Now! Educators have rounded up some of their favorite resources for talking to children about race and equity. Here are some of their top choices.



Read-along Children’s Books about Race & Diversity:


FREE – Remote Parenting Coaching is now available!

Richard Halpern, M.A. is now offering parent coaching via Zoom session or by phone. This one-on-one support is available to Linn, Benton, and Lincoln County parents.

Parenting Coaching can help promote positive parent-child relationships, improve communication and problem solving skills. It can build on family strengths while supporting the development of new ideas and helpful strategies. Together you will identify skill building opportunities for children based on their age and stage of development. Find your own best way to parent.

Richard Halpern, M.A. has over 25 years’ experience working with families in schools and nonprofits. He teaches Parenting Education for Multnomah Family Court and  is certified as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

Parenting Success Network is working in collaboration with to offer FREE sessions. Choose to schedule a phone call or Zoom session (over internet) at this link:



Pollywog is a local program that links families to prenatal education and then later to parenting education, and can also assist with families in need of additional resources.  If you have children in the 0-5 year-old age range, please contact Pollywog and see what we can do to help.


Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter

The March issue of the Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter has arrived. This issue focuses on Keeping Kids Active During Winter and Spring. We often end up spending lots of time indoors during the cold and rainy seasons so you may need to get creative at home for active play so that your children can enjoy moving around without risk of hurting themselves or breaking something. Use the links below to get lots of terrific idea for keeping kids moving.

To download the English newsletter, please click here.

To download the Spanish newsletter, please click here.