Ellen Taner, M.S.

Ellen Taner has been a family science practitioner providing parenting and family education and training for more than 35 years. Ellen has her own consulting company. In addition to her work various non-profits, governmental entities and private clients, Ellen works with national organizations that promote the quality of evidence-based programs, support the highest standards of professionalism in the field, and advocate for policies to establish parenting and family education as the norm and a recognized profession. She is a master trainer for the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14, as well as a trainer of the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, Celebrating Families!, Children in Between, and Parenting Wisely. Ellen currently serves as adjunct faculty at Montclair State University in the Family and Child Studies Department and is honored to become a member of the Council of the National Parenting Educators Network. Ellen co-authored a white paper, Family Life Education: The Return on Investment, that was instrumental in the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force designation of family science as a leading prevention strategy of substance use disorders.  Ellen received her Master of Health Education Degree from Teachers’ College, Columbia University.