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Oklahoma's University for Parents

OK-UP | Oklahoma's University for Parents

Oklahoma's University for Parents (OK-UP) is a statewide initiative to help Oklahoma families strengthen parent-child relationships and build positive parenting skills.

OK-UP was created and facilitated by OSU-Tulsa faculty and graduate students, as well as the OSU Cooperative Extension. OK-UP seeks to to meet the need for parenting education in the state through community outreach. It is one of the first parenting initiatives of its kind in Oklahoma.

Upcoming Event:

The Resilience Movie

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
5:30-7:30 p.m.
700 N. Greenwood Ave.
B.S. Roberts Room in North Hall

The Resilience Movie dives into the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the body and brain development of children, lasting into adulthood. Learn the science behind ACEs and how providers are working to prevent the effects of toxic stress on children.

There will be a panel discussion following the movie where attendees are welcome to ask questions. The event is free and open to the public and is presented by OK-UP and the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity.

*Free dinner and childcare are provided. Dinner is served from 5:30-6 p.m. Registration is required.

OK-UP offers:

  • Free parenting classes on topics including:

    • discipline tools

    • school readiness

    • building positive parent-child relationships

    • stress management

    • family routines

    • finances

    • family resilience

  • Live presentations

  • Video screenings

  • Panel discussions

  • Networking opportunities for families

The initiative is sponsored by Oklahoma State University’s Department of Human Development and Family Science and the OSU Cooperative Extension with funds provided by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. It has partnered with Tulsa Public Schools, Greenwood Cultural Center, Catholic Charities and Teach Not Punish.

To get startedcontact us.

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Link