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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. […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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: […]

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Responding to Social Media Threats

Parents and caregivers alike today had to consider their child’s safety as they evaluated the widespread threats of violence on a popular app. Here are several strategies for talking to your children about what they see on social media. Extension has also developed relevant materials that have additional tips for you.


Grief, Loss, and New Traditions During the Holidays

Looking for ways to adjust to a holiday season that just won’t look the same?  Join us for a virtual presentation. Feelings of grief and loss can be particularly strong around the holidays.  The drastic changes to our routine, traditions, and way of life we’ve experienced due to COVID-19 adds another layer to grief and […]