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Hampton Roads Parenting Education Network

Promoting Positive Parenting. Every Day.

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, caregivers, and professionals. HRPEN members are committed to established best practices in parenting education and work collaboratively to offer quality programs throughout Hampton Roads.  

Mission Statement

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

Contact Information (For professionals interested in membership)

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

Anita Williams, Co-chair
Hampton Healthy Families Partnership, (757) 727-1300

Levels of parenting education:

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.

If you are interested in parenting education classes, call the agencies below directly. Many Agencies are continuing to provide virtual and telephone support during the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak. You are not alone! Please call, to learn about alternatives to face-to-face meetings. 

Visit for online resources and a list of parenting webinars.

Disclaimer: CHKD has agreed to be the host website for the Hampton Roads Parenting Education Network (HRPEN). The agencies listed below are not representatives of CHKD or Hampton Healthy Families (HHF). HRPEN, CHKD and HHF do not provide accreditation for member agencies. Member agencies are reviewed by their respective governing authorities for compliance with best practice standards.   



4 hour co-parenting seminars through VA circuit court State of Virginia
Bon Secours Family Focus Hampton Roads
Care Connection for Children Hampton Roads
Chesapeake Bureau of Community Programs Chesapeake
Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Chesapeake
Chesapeake Health Department - Baby Care Hampton Roads
Chesapeake Public Schools Chesapeake
Childcare Aware of VA Hampton Roads
CHKD-Community Outreach Hampton Roads
EVMS Loving Steps Hampton Roads
Fleet & Family Support Centers of Hampton Roads (Military) Hampton Roads
Hampton Healthy Families Hampton
Healthy Families Virginia Beach Virginia Beach
Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health Norfolk
Kids Kin 'n Caregivers Hampton Roads
Mediation Center of Hampton Roads Hampton Roads
Newport News Department of Human Services Resource Unit Newport News
Norfolk Department of Human Services Norfolk
Norfolk WIC Department Norfolk
OPN-Door Communication Hampton Roads
Optima Health Hampton Roads
Parenting in the 21st Century Group, LLC* Hampton Roads
Positive Family Connections Hampton Roads
Pride in Parenting Virginia Beach
Seton Youth Shelters Hampton Roads
The Up Center Hampton Roads
Virginia Beach Department of Human Services - Project LINK Virginia Beach
Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc Hampton Roads
Wishing Well Adoption and Family Services Hampton Roads
Does your Agency provide parent education? Get involved with HRPEN.

Meeting Announcement







HRPEN member meetings are held

from 9:30-11 a.m.

the third Thursday of each month from September to June.

We do not meet in July and August.

All meetings will be held virtually until further notice.