LSU School of Social Work Parenting Education Certificate
Created in collaboration with LAPEN!

Parenting education is a key element of service provision in many human services settings. Whether parents are involved in school-related activities, post-divorce mediation, the child welfare system, mental health services, or self-enrichment programs, parenting education programs touch the lives and future welfare of thousands of children and their families. The need, therefore, for high-quality, standardized training in parenting education is a pressing concern in the human services.

The LSU School of Social Work Certificate in Parenting Education provides foundational knowledge in the delivery of parenting education services. The content of the certificate curriculum is guided by the 9 areas of core competencies for parenting educators developed by LAPEN, including:  

  • Child Development
  • Family Dynamics
  • Child Guidance
  • Health and Safety
  • Diversity
  • Professional Practice
  • Learning
  • Community Contexts
  • Assessment and Evaluation

2018 Program TBA

Louisiana Resource Center For Educators
5550 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA

A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required to participate in the program.  Call (225) 578-2808 for more information.