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Compassionate care tip: Ask for help

Compassionate Care: Ask for Help

Asking for help is a critical skill that leaders should model. When we ask for help and support we are strengthening our relationships; we show that we value and respect the people we reach out to. Things to consider: Create a safe environment that supports asking for help. Leaning on each other for help can […]


Credit Report Changes Coming July 1

Staying on top of what’s in your credit report can help you spot errors and possible instances of identity theft. Additionally, a positive credit history helps you access housing and financial products, and to get the best interest rate when applying for loans, insurance, and more. Extension Educators from UW-Madison Division of Extension want Wisconsin […]


4-H Announcements 6/17/2022

THANK YOU! As you may know I have been out the last two weeks with pneumonia.  I am recovering well so far (a little slower than I woukld like) and will be working remotely beginning Monday, June 20th.  While I have been out sick,  I have many thank you’s to give out! Club Leaders:  I’ve been […]


Pop-Up Shop supports entrepreneurs of color in Northeast Wisconsin: June 26th, 12pm to 4pm

Pop-Up Shop supports entrepreneurs of color in Northeast Wisconsin Entrepreneurs of color, shoppers, and business resource organizations will gather on June 26th, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Pop-Up Shop meets ColorBold’s mission in supporting entrepreneurs of color’s bottom line, in growing their network, and bridging entrepreneurs to business resource organizations that can support their […]

Power Outages

Food Safety Before, During, and After a Power Outage

The weather has caused power outages across the United States already this year.  There are certain things that you can do to before, during, and after a power outage to help keep your family food-safe.  Prepare Yourself Before Power Emergencies Make sure you have appliance thermometers in your refrigerator and freezer.  Check to ensure that the freezer temperature […]


Practicing the Pause

Practicing the Pause is a weekly, 30-minute virtual space to practice a variety of techniques to calm your mind and body, decrease stress, and increase self-awareness and resiliency. We’ll practice holding space while also practicing skills such as deep breathing, guided imagery, gentle stretching, etc. We will gather every Thursday morning, from 8:30-9:00 AM. You […]

Compassionate Care - The Words We Use Matter flyer

Compassionate Care: The Words We Use Matter

The words we speak, print, and repeat matter. What words and phrases do you hope to never hear again? When you are communicating, think about the messages you are sending. Consider challenging and changing: “Return to work.” Most people have been working as hard if not harder than before. It can be demoralizing to process […]


4-H Announcements 5/26/2022

DO YOU HAVE A BIG TRUCK? We are looking for someone that has a 1 ton truck that would be willing to pull a trailer filled with camper luggage to Upham Woods on June 27th.  We return from camp on June 30th.  If you or someone you know can help out, please contact Dana Berger: […]


Supporting Families and Children Processing Scary and Violent Events

In the wake of the Uvalde, Texas school tragedy, there are numerous resources for supporting families and children as they process scary and violent events: Young Children Talking to Children About Scary events (English and Spanish) as part of our Parenting the Preschooler series. Death and Grief in Parenting the Preschooler may also be appropriate. Elementary Our Raising […]


Parenting the Preschooler: Responding to Scary Events

Helping Preschoolers Cope with Scary Events We can’t prevent scary events from happening, but we can do our best to know what and how much information our children are being exposed to about the events. Children are often frightened by uncertainty, change, and adult emotional responses. The following tips help children cope during scary times: […]