The Louisiana Parenting Education Network is an association for parent educators in Louisiana. LAPEN is composed of professionals from differing backgrounds and training who share a common interest in providing quality and effective parenting education.

The VISION of LAPEN is that Louisiana will have high quality and effective parenting education.

The MISSION of LAPEN is to guide and empower parent educators to provide effective parenting education and support services throughout the state.

The GOALS of LAPEN are threefold:
1. To develop and support a statewide network of parent educators who offer parenting education services.
2. To promote best practices in parenting education.
3. To provide and promote continuing education and professional development opportunities for parent educators.