Promoting Healthy and Resilient Families
Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kenner
 Keynote speaker - Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, co-author of
The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline  
 2016 LAPEN Summit sponsors include: 
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Southeast Louisiana Areas Health Education Center
Louisiana Children's Trust Fund
LUPIN Foundation 





The Baton Rouge Area Foundation donated funds sponsoring the national speaker for the 2016 LAPEN Summit.  Thanks BRAF for your continued support of LAPEN!





LAPEN recently received grant awards from the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund for statewide “Triple P Coordination and Collaboration” and the 2016 LAPEN Summit.  Thanks to the CTF Grant Review Committee for the award and ongoing support of LAPEN! 


The LSU School of Social Work / LAPEN Parenting Education Certification Program


Spring 2016 Parenting Education Certification Program

February 3rd and 17th

March 9th and 16th

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Barbara LeBlanc chosen as new Chair of the

National Parenting Education Network (NPEN)



Barbara LeBlanc, LCSW, BACS, is the 2014-2016 chair of the National Parenting Education Network (NPEN). She has worked at The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital since 1988, first as assistant director, and became director in August 2005. Barbara teaches Theories of Child Development as an Adjunct Professor at Tulane School of Social Work. She served as one of the original co-chairs of the Louisiana Parenting Education Network (LAPEN) and continues as an active member of the LAPEN Guidance Team.  Thanks Barbara for all of your hard work and congratulations!   We are very proud of your accomplishments.  



LAPEN profiled in new report, Improving Supports for Parents of Young Children.

CDC launches Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers  http://www.cdc.gov/parents/essentials/index.html 


If your work involves parenting education, identify yourself as a parent educator. 

Sign up at the Registry of Parent Educators.The registry is a directory of Louisiana’s Parent Educators. You can search the registry to find parent educators across the state and by parish. Information from the registry will be used to plan trainings and workshops for parent educators, and to advocate for and support parenting education. Help us make parenting education more visible. Join the Registry.