UW-Extension offers resources to strengthen communities by providing
- Parent education and support – to help parents be their best in this challenging and rewarding role
- Relationship education – to help individuals develop essential skills for strong interpersonal relationships, including communication, problem solving, self-control, self-care and stress management.
|Active Parenting and Parenting Wisely Parenting Skills for Today’s Families. These evidence-based program can be scheduled for individuals or groups. They use videos showing common family challenges to demonstrate effective parenting techniques. Modules are available for parents of kids ages infant-18.|
|Relationships Matter: Within My Reach Within my Reach is a relationship awareness and communication skills program for adults. Participants can be single or in a relationship. Through discussion and fun activities students learn how communication, values, expectations and goals can make or break relationship success. Relationships really matter! The quality of our relationships impacts our parenting, work, school, community and life satisfaction. Explore ways to find and support smart, successful relationships.|
|Raising a Thinking Child is a program that helps parents of 4-7 year olds teach their children valuable conflict resolution and problem solving skills. These skills can help reduce problems that are common in families with young children like tantrums, conflicts with siblings, friends, or classmates, and impulsive behavior. Through a series of fun activities they can do at home, parents teach kids to understand the feelings of others, ask for what they want or need, think about outcomes of their actions, and manage everyday conflicts. These skills not only help reduce yelling and nagging at home, but also protect kids from problems later on.|
Successful Co-Parenting – March and April 2020 the Co-Parenting classes will be offered via live Zoom Video Conference.Parents must register in advance, have access to
Offered monthly in Ashland and Bayfield Counties for divorcing parents and others involved in co-parenting situations. Explores healthy strategies for parenting between two households and keeping kids out of the middle of parent conflicts.
|Building Strong Families A family resilience program that focuses on traits research has shown to be important to strong, healthy families. Participants identify existing family strengths and explore practical ways to enhance communication, respect, connectedness, adaptability and other resilience-building traits.|
|Strengthening Families, 10-14 In partnership with cooperating agencies, Extension is available to co-facilitate this evidence-based program designed to prevent teen behavior problems, boost parenting skills and enhance family strengths.|
|Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is a 10-part newsletter series for grandparents raising young children (birth to age 8). The focus is on family relationships and child development rather than legal or financial issues. Topics include: understanding child behavior, the importance of close relationships and open communication, and maintaining contact with parents.|
Parenting Newsletters offering research-based information for parents of infants, young children, preschoolers and grandparents raising grandchildren
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension Parenting Website research-based guidance for parents of infants to teens
Parent Further Website this website for families from the Search Institute offers resources on discipline, relationships, media and more.
To schedule an appointment, arrange a workshop or ask a question contact:
Extension Bayfield County
Courthouse, PO Box 218
Washburn, WI 54891
715- 373-6104, ext. 2
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