NYSPEP'S mission is to promote and improve parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge and behavior.


NYSPEP 2019 Summer Institute:

Building Supportive Relationships While Working Respectfully with Families 

JUNE 5TH,2019 
10:00AM-3:30PM| Registration & Breakfast Begins at 9:30AM
Carondelet Hospitality Center
385 Watervliet-Shaker Rd
Latham, NY 12110



Goals for the Day:

Participants will have a deeper understanding of the effect of structural racism and implicit bias on family structure and parenting practices.

Participants will have tools to complete a self-assessment of implicit bias and cultural awareness.

Participants will have increased awareness of how real and perceived power differences affect communication and relationship building with families

Participants will have increased knowledge of parenting education curricula and practices for working with families of color.


The 2018 Annual Member Meeting, or Summer Institute, was held on July 10. The Institute is traditionally an opportunity to promote research-to-practice and emerging issues for a wide audience of parenting educators. This year, NYSPEP invited Dr. Sasha Stok, Senior Research Scientist/Clinical Coordinator for the Safe Mothers, Safe Children Project at NYU, and Dawn Daum, Co-Editor of "Parenting with PTSD: The Impact of Childhood Abuse on Parenting", to present on "Understanding the Impact of ACEs and PTSD on Parenting: Moving from What's Wrong to What Happened?" The full-day meeting was attended by 107 registrants. Each keynote presentation was followed by Community Cafe-style discussions, facilitated by Kara Georgi, to provide participants an opportunity to process what they had heard and to consider how to bring what they had learned throughout the day into their work.

The NYSPEP Steering Committee will use the harvest from the Community Cafe discussions and feedback from the evaluations in their planning for future professional development events.

The following resources are made available through the Summer Institute:

The Impact of Trauma on Parenting (PowerPoint), Sasha Stok, PhD

Parenting with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and ACEs -- Resource List

Presented by New York State Parenting Education Partnership (NYSPEP) with financial support from NYS Office of Children and Family Services Children and Family Trust Fund, and NYS Office of Mental Health.





The Impact of Trauma on Parenting (PowerPoint)

Parenting with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and ACEs -- Resource List


Working with Immigrant and Refugee Parents