Families & Relationships

Have you ever wondered how to get even better at parenting and being a partner?

Extension is here to help!

When you entered the ‘grown up world,’ married, or had kids — did you receive specific training in being a spouse, or a room mate or a parent?  Probably not.  Instead you brought a wealth of experiences from your own life that you applied to your new role(s).

Extension offers many free programs that could help you get better at your relationships. If you would like information about parenting or would like to learn more about how to be a good partner, please check out all our offerings or call the office to find out what is happening near you or online.

Watch this adorable TED talk presenter demonstrate how you can help your baby’s brain develop with simple and fun interactions!

Our programs are here to serve everyone, regardless of background, color, creed, socio-economic status, etc. We know that there really is no such thing as a “normal” family or “normal” relationships. There are as many ways that work as their are humans. Parenting children can happen in multi parent households, multi-generational households and with children who live with just one parent.  In other words: Family is defined however YOU define it.  As you navigate through life as an adult, accessing high quality trainings and learning opportunities to help you on your journey will make it more fun, more enjoyable, and  a lot less stressful!

Extension strives to be your one stop shop for evidence-based classes, trainings, and information to help you thrive. We can connect you with verified and effective programs.   Check out the local tabs above, and the state ones below. Are you looking for something you don’t see on these pages?  Call us. We are here to help. 715-232-1636.

Upcoming Local Programs

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Would you like to learn more about the Periodical Cicada emergence we will be experiencing this summer? Join the UW Insect Diagnostic Lab Director, PJ Liesch, on May 15th to learn more about these fascinating insects!

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Wisconsin Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference

Strengthening Rural Wisconsin’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem by Engaging Rural Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Innovators in Rural Communities.
May 30-31, 2024

Money Matters Live

Learn ways to save money, budget, and set financial goals in this Free online series in May!

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What if you could be less stressed and more happy? … Maybe you CAN! 🙂

Join us for We COPE Lunch and Learn via Zoom this Spring in 6 one hour sessions!

Statewide Families & Finance Programs

Parenting and Family Relationships

Providing a source of well-researched, quality information about families and relationships

Life Span

Guiding people through experiences throughout their lifespan, across health and developmental states, through caregiving, and through intergenerational relationships

Financial Education

Helping families and individuals across the state achieve financial well being

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