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March is Parenting Awareness Month

  • Draw public attention to the critical importance of effective parenting to raise children who grow up to be healthy, caring, contributing citizens across the lifespan
  • Raise awareness that informed and effective parenting is a key factor in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention
  • Promote education and resources for developing parenting skills throughout the year
  • Encourage and assist in the development of parent networks throughout Michigan
  • Promote local parenting events in March

Registration is now open – 31st Annual PAM Conference

The 31st Annual PAM Conference will be on Friday, November 3, 2023 in Gaylord, Michigan. This year we are hosting an all in-person conference, we are offering a limited on-demand version for people who cannot make it in-person. The on-demand option will be available 4 weeks after the conference and until the end of January to complete. Everyone will view the keynote presentation then choose which workshops you wish to receive a link to. **Please note not all 12 workshops will be available for on-demand learning, but you will be able to choose which ones you want links to. Each on-demand attendee will only be allowed to receive the maximum of 4.25 CEUs.

The PAM conference provides attendees with learning opportunities about relevant issues, programs, and resources related to parents and families. This includes a keynote presentation, 12 workshops to choose from, exhibits showcasing parenting programs and resources, and opportunities to network and earn continuing education credits. Check out the full agenda and register through the button below.

You Shared, We Heard You

To the left are some of the highlights from the 2023 Feedback Survey you completed earlier this year. In response to your comments, we are working to develop additional materials (for digital and print use), expand the network, and provide more year-round professional development and support!

Share a Local PAM Activity

We would love to share your local parenting or family-related event with our network.

View the calendar below to search for other events in your area.

Join Our PN Network

To access additional *no cost* resources (like toolkits, videos, handouts, a chat forum to connect with other prevention superheroes, a contact list, and more), sign up for our network.

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