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Welcome to the USEP-OHIO, Inc. Homepage

USEP-OHIO (United Services for Effective Parenting-Ohio, Inc.), is a non-profit organization founded in the 1970's. USEP-OHIO's mission is to promote the well-being of families and to support those who work to nurture Ohio's children by developing the human and financial resources and programs to that end. Efforts include lifelong learning approaches to parenting by offering advocacy and education to help parents and professionals connect with resources and educational opportunities to support their role. USEP-OHIO is also the sponsor for the Ohio Association for Highway Safety Leaders (OAHSL), and is currently helping to create a collaborative team of Ohio professionals to support and review Ohio Department of Education standards.

Request our emailed USEP-OHIO publications like E-Updates including Events and Resources, Legislative and Advocacy information for Education, Early Childhood, Parenting topics; educational programs including Discover Parenting; Kids in the Car with Grandparents and Others Who Care; Watching Your Children Grow (0-24 months); archived Parent Tips and new Q and A tips, email or call for more information. USEP-OHIO 614-868-8600 or toll free 1-800-262-4KIDS

Discover Parenting 2018

United Services for Effective Parenting - OHIO thanks the many individuals and organizations supportive of the Discover Parenting Project in its first 25 years!
It is our pleasure to announce this milestone and to recognize the remarkable and thoughtful individuals who have participated and introduced the concepts to thousands of persons.
Creative teachers and students have participated in the D.P. programs at schools through curricula and by exhibiting their projects in local schools, communities, at the Ohio Statehouse and through unique presentations at many events over the years. Their work has created endless ripples by reaching those who see their thoughtful projects captioned to reflect a deeper understanding and knowledge of parenting skills and the critical role of safety in our lives.
We wish to celebrate with you and convey our great pleasure and warmest good wishes.
Happy Silver Anniversary from the USEP family to all of our Discover Parenting Partners for their successful efforts over the years!

The Discover Parenting Exhibit at the OATFCS Conference, Columbus, Ohio

Discover Parenting is an educational program sponsored by United Services for Effective Parenting-Ohio, Inc. (USEP-OHIO) that features classroom study and culminates with a photo project. The lessons, written by teachers, allow high school and middle school students to explore critical thinking and feeling about the issues of safe and responsible parenting. Students conclude the project by submitting a photo with a caption related to the contest theme:

"How Does It Feel to be a
Safe & Responsible Parent?"

In May, Ohio advocate/leaders assist with judging entries displayed at the Riffe Center for Government and the Arts in Columbus. The goal of the display is to bring Middle and High School students' work to the Ohio legislators, whose decisions impact their lives on a daily basis, in a place where all Ohioans can enjoy and view it. Please go to our Discover Parenting page for more details.

USEP-OHIO is happy to announce the 2017 winning students and teachers for the 2017 Discover Parenting! With your partnership, we are kicking off the 2018 project including the dates and guidelines for the 2017-2018 academic year shown below and on the left. Register now to be included on the email list for any possible updates. signature

2017 Discover Parenting winning photo

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