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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.

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


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 2013 winning students and teachers! and 2014 Discover Parenting! With your partnership, we are kicking off the 2014 project including the draft dates and guidelines for the 2013-2014 academic year. Register now to be included on the email list for further updates. signature

2013 Discover Parenting winning photo
"Mom Says, 'Click It', So She Won't Get a Ticket"

For more information contact
614-868-8600 or 1-800-262-4KIDS