Family Science Consultant, Taner Associates
Ellen Taner has been a family science practitioner providing parenting and family education and training for more than 40 years. Ellen has her own consulting company. She has co-authored, Strengthening Children’s Program – SCP”, a 6-session program for schools and agencies serving youth in grades 3-5 or 6-8 whose families are experiencing divorce or separation. In addition to her work with various non-profits, governmental entities and private clients, Ellen works with national organizations that promote the quality of evidence-based and evidence-informed 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 was an adjunct faculty member at Montclair State University in the Family and Child Studies Department and is honored to be a member of the Board 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.