Families and Communities

Creating strong families that serve as the foundation for community life by enhancing family relationships, parenting, child development and the community institutions that promote family well-being.  Access all our development and relationship resources at fyi.extension.wisc.edu/parenting.

  • Co-parenting
    Resources and information for Wisconsin county educators who are providing co-parenting education.
  • eParenting®
    An innovative program initiative from UW-Extension Family Living Programs with the goal of empowering parents in their use of digital media as a powerful and positive tool supporting their parenting role
  • Parenthetical
    An online educational and supportive parenting community for parents of preteens and teens ages 10-16
  • Parenting Newsletters
    Sign up for free email parenting newsletters for children birth to age 3
  • Parenting the Preschooler
    Explore the newsletters on this site which are designed for parents and caregivers of preschool age children.
  • Raising a Thinking Child
    Parenting program for parents of children age 4-7 offered by county educators.
  • Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14
    A nationally recognized program designed to reduce substance use and other problematic behaviors in youth ages 10-14 offered by county educators.
Child Care
  • Better Kid Care
    Professional development opportunities and education information on caring for children from Penn State.
  • Child Care Finder
    Searching for safe, quality child care in Wisconsin has never been easier.
  • The Registry
    Wisconsin’s Recognition System for acknowledging the training, experience and professionalism of child care programs and providers.
  • YoungStar – Wisconsin’s Child Care Rating Program
    YoungStar gives parents information to help them make the best choice about care for their child.
  • Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners
    State, regional, and local groups collaborating so all children in Wisconsin receive services and support for optimal developmental potential  from birth through age 5.
Relationship Education
  • Family Resiliency
    Be resilient: s-t-r-e-t-c-h, bounce back & roll forward
  • Grandparenting Today
    The focus of this website is on grandparents who are raising their grandchildren and others who are raising their relatives’ children
Aging and Caregiving of Older Persons
Community Support
  • Family Policy
    Connecting Policymakers and Professionals to build research-based family policy.
  • Local Criminal Justice and Prevention
    Resources about community corrections, reentry and transitioning jail inmates; prevention and intervention programs for juvenile delinquency; and programming for incarcerated audience educators.
  • What Works Wisconsin
    Tools for practitioners and policymakers to develop, evaluate and improve prevention programs for children, youth and families.

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