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The North Carolina Parenting Education Network (NCPEN) is an unfunded collaborative of parenting educators, and child and family focused organizations that provides advocacy and support for parenting educators, while advancing parenting education in NC to promote quality outcomes for all families.

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North Carolina Parenting Educator Credential

*Next application deadline is July 15th, 2014.

The North Carolina Parenting Education Network proudly offers a recognition system that is inclusive of a range of parenting practitioners.  Professional parenting educator applicants can select from the following credentials: Qualified Professional Parenting Educator, Associate Professional Parenting Educator, Paraprofessional Parenting Educator.  Peer parenting educator applicants can select from the following credentials: Advanced, Intermediate, and Primary.

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2014 Spring Forum Webinar

*Redefining Differences though

Education, Empathy, and Empowerment *

Please release the hold date for the 2014 NCPEN conference in Charlotte. Due to budgetary constraints and scheduling issues of many of our members, we have decided to host an online webinar from 12-1:30 pm on May 20th instead. So please join us on May 20th for the online webinar and NCPEN update.

Log in details will be forthcoming, but we are pleased to announce that Dr. Nichole Huff, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at NCSU, will be presenting a talk entitled, Redefining Differences though Education, Empathy, and Empowerment.

For many of us, it is common work with families that have children with unique abilities and special challenges. This training is designed to help professionals have a better understanding of how to work with families that have children with differences.  Redefining Differences is an initiative to train professionals to better serve individuals and families with special biopsychosocial needs. A biopsychosocial model is one that acknowledges the distinct yet interdependent roles that a person’s biological, psychological, and social systems play in their overall health and functioning.

Join us on May 20th from 12:00-1:30 PM for this distance education program. This program is designed to: (1) To educate professionals on special needs and/or non-normative, biopsychosocial differences that may exist in their communities; (2) To assist professionals in fostering empathy and understanding in their communities regarding these differences; and (3) To provide professionals with empowering instructional techniques that may be applied when serving individuals/families experiencing cognitive, physical, or emotional differences.

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