The 2015 LAPEN Summit will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the West Baton Rouge Conference Center in Port Allen.  Registration is open now. If you would like to be a sponsor or exhibitor, click here for more information.

Adverse Childhood Experiences:

 Parenting Education is Key


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

9:00am to 3:30pm      Download Flyer

 West Baton Rouge Conference Center in Port Allen, Louisiana

A full day of educational presentations, networking, exhibits and more!

Early bird rates end 12/31/14


To register for the event, click here.






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



The LSU School of Social Work / LAPEN Certification Program


Parenting educators complete the first LSU School of Social Work / LAPEN certification program in May 2014! Read more here...

The Spring 2015 Certification Program will start January 28, 2015.  Full-day session dates include January 28th, February 11th, and February 25th.  One half-day session will be held on March 11th. Registration will begin in November. Visit our calendar for detailed updates as the program's start date approaches.     





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 


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.