Professional Development


POSTPONED (New dates to be announced soon.)
Tuesday, March 31 through Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Camp Hill, Center for Schools and Communities

The two-day course is designed for professionals who work with adolescent parents and will offer insight into working with teen parents and their children, as well as the teen’s parents and the issues they all face. The course covers:
• Developmental characteristics unique to adolescents including adolescent brain development
• Mutual influences and potential impacts of the parallel developmental needs of adolescents and young children
• Practical parenting principles that contribute to healthy lifestyles for teen parents and their children
• Techniques to enhance teen parents’ feelings of confidence and competence and strategies to equip the adolescent’s ongoing transition into adulthood while parenting
• Strategies to facilitate father involvement



Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
State College, Toftrees Resort and Conference Center


Thursday, May 21, 2020
Monroeville, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center




First Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Partnering with Dads to Promote Family Well-Being

Presenters: Larry Klinger, M.Ed, Program Supervisor Family & Community Education Services and Adult Education and Workforce Development Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Eric Marsh, Founding Member of The Fathering Circle


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Supporting Caregivers Experiencing Depression


Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Parent Leadership Panel Discussion


More details to come soon.



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