Hampton Roads Parenting Education Network

(757) 668-9304

What is HRPEN?

Hampton Roads Parenting Education Network (HRPEN) is a network of agencies and organizations that have come together to offer education, support, information and referral for parents, grandparents, providers and professionals to ensure that the Hampton Roads community has access to quality parenting education.

Mission Statement

To ensure access to comprehensive positive parenting education opportunities that meet the needs of families in Hampton Roads.

Contact Information

Michele Tryon, Co-chair
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, (757) 668-9304

Chenequa Hayden, Co-chair
Hampton Healthy Families Partnership, (757) 727-1300

Levels of parenting education include:

Primary Education for parents, para-professionals and professionals seeking to improve parenting skills and knowledge. Parenting services may include information, referrals, resources, support, classes and workshops. These services and programs are for the general population.

Secondary Education for parents and guardians experiencing a variety of life stressors that may impede or affect family functioning. The goal of secondary education is to enhance functioning by learning new skills and increasing knowledge. These programs are appropriate for families who are at-risk, involved in social services or court systems, as well as the general population.

Tertiary Education programs are the highest level of parent education and are geared toward parents and guardians who need comprehensive, family-based programs that are longer in duration and include assessment of competency. Families who are involved with tertiary programs are often trying to treat, prevent or reduce recurrence of abuse or neglect.

Clinical Services (individual or family therapy) are provided by licensed professionals before or in conjunction with parent education to increase effectiveness and positive outcomes.



The Barry Robinson Center Hampton Roads
Bon Secours Family Focus Hampton Roads
Care Connection for Children Hampton Roads
Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia Hampton Roads
Chesapeake Bureau of Community Programs Chesapeake
Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Chesapeake
Chesapeake Public Schools Chesapeake
Children's Harbor Hampton Roads
CHIP of South Hampton Roads South Hampton Roads
CHKD-Community Outreach Hampton Roads
Early Family Laboratory Hampton Roads
Fleet & Family Support Centers of Hampton Roads (Military) Hampton Roads
Hampton Department of Human Services Hampton
Youth, Education and Family Services Hampton
Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health Norfolk
KidsPriorityOne Hampton Roads
Kin and Kids Consulting, LLC Virginia Beach
Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, Inc. Hampton
Mediation Center of Hampton Roads Hampton Roads
National Counseling Group, Inc Hampton Roads
Newport News Healthy Families Initiative Newport News
Norfolk Department of Human Services Norfolk
Norfolk Public Schools ACCESS Center Norfolk
Oasis Counseling Center Hampton
Pendleton Child Service Center Chesapeake,
Virginia Beach
The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood Hampton Roads
The Planning Council Hampton Roads
Positive Family Connections Hampton Roads
Prevent Child Abuse - Hampton Roads Hampton Roads
Seton Youth Shelters Hampton Roads
The Up Center Norfolk,
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Department of Human Services - Project LINK Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach WIC Program Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Virginia Beach
Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc Hampton Roads
YMCA of South Hampton Roads South Hampton Roads

(757) 668-9304

Meeting Announcement







HRPEN meeting,  Thursday, April 2,  9:30 -11 a.m. YWCA  5215 Colley Ave. Norfolk


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