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Raising Wisconsin’s Children 2023 Online Parenting Classes Available!

Free classes to support dads, moms, grandparents, and other caregivers in their journey raising kids. Classes are based on child development and parenting research. Online@ 1:00pm or @ 6:00pm Learn more & register at: For other virtual classes, search “parenting” at


Focus on Fathers – Sessions Available!

A father’s role is critical to a child’s healthy development. This connection builds a strong foundation in language, critical thinking, physical skills, social and emotional learning, and so much more! Join us and other fathers and father-figures for a Zoom series to explore parenting tips and learn ways to strengthen your relationship with your child. […]

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Summer Online Parenting Classes

Join free online parenting classes. Connect with other parents. Get practical, positive parenting ideas. Help children grow. Raising WI Children online parenting classes are offered to all parents and caregivers. The following summer classes are available. You may choose to attend one or more of the following sessions: Learn more & register Print or […]


FVTC Starting Point Fall 2023 Dates Available

Do you know a young woman who is lacking a career direction, self-confidence, time and money management skills, parenting resources, and a positive support system? Do you often think it would be helpful for women with these barriers to know their strengths, identify resources in the community to help them, and gain a support system […]


La Follette students highlight benefits of universal child savings accounts in Wisconsin

Five graduate students from the La Follette School of Public Affairs demonstrated that universal child savings accounts could have significant benefits for the state when they conducted the first statewide cost-benefit analysis of the idea last fall. Stephanie Mertens, Ian O’Connor-Giles, Adam Riley, Sam Schneider, and Tyler Williams completed the study on behalf of UW–Madison’s Division of […]

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A Response for Fatherhood: What We Heard from Wisconsin Dads

 A Response for Fatherhood: What We Heard from Wisconsin Dads What does it take to support today’s fathers? How do you define a successful fatherhood? Those are the questions research from UW-Madison Extension is answering with its Wisconsin Fatherhood Need assessment, a report now available here: Extension realized we were not serving fathers in […]

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Strong Couples Program

FREE Relationship Help for Couples in All Life Stages The Strong Couples Program is free! This program is for couples together 6 months or longer, in all life stages. This educational program is NOT counseling. The program teaches couples to use tools to improve their relationship. Benefits to Couples Why should you and your partner […]


Encouraging Financial Discussions Foundation Series – October 2022

2022 EFC FOUNDATIONS SERIES EFC – Encouraging Financial Conversations is a program designed for case managers, social workers, and other frontline staff to help empower clients achieve their financial goals and manage their money. EFC participants will learn techniques and strategies to help their clients create a financial goals action plan, build and maintain good […]


Grandparents Scam Alert

Recently, a citizen alerted the Oshkosh Police Department that they received a phone call from a female stating that their granddaughter was in custody, that the caller was the granddaughter’s attorney, and that they needed several thousand dollars cash in order to bond her out. This was a scam known as the Grandparent Scam and […]

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 […]