Responding to Scary Events

Violence, war, and loss have become common in our communities. Parents and other caring adults can positively support children as they hear about scary news or experience traumatic events that happen in school settings or in the community. For children of all ages, a safe and trusted adult is the most important protection. Caring adults […]

Save the Date: Fathers In Focus Conference 2024

Where: Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703) When: 10/11/2024 7:30am – 5:00pm Cost: TBA Join us at the Inaugural Fathers In Focus Conference 2024, a pivotal platform for fathers across Wisconsin to converge, connect, and collectively address challenges in their roles. Through workshops facilitated exclusively by men and fathers, we aim to […]

Strong Couples

Having a strong relationship with your romantic partner can be hard and finding trustworthy support can be difficult. The Strong Couples Program is six self-paced modules and five brief video calls about communication, commitment, and problem-solving. Learn more here. The Strong Couples Program is: The Strong Couples Program is free! You can start any time. […]

Focus on Fathers

A series of online classes designed for dads and open to all. Connect with other fathers while learning to boost your child’s social and emotional skills. Topics include building strong relationships through communication, teaching children about feelings, helping children stand up for themselves and more!  Discover Focus on Fathers.

Triple P Positive Parenting: for parents and caregivers of teens

Are you looking to raise confident, healthy teens? Do you want to build strong relationships with your teens? Do you have a concern about your teen’s behavior? This virtual class is for you! Come fill your toolbox with strategies to make parenting easier and more joyful. This virtual program is for parents and caregivers of […]

RESILIENT CO-PARENTING

7:00-8:00 pm over Zoom 1st Thursday of each month in 2024! January 4 – Families Fighting FairThe way you manage conflicts with your co-parent greatly impacts your children. Learn skills forpositive conflict management, compromise, reframing and active listening. February 1 – Successful StepfamiliesBlended families face unique challenges when it comes to parenting. Learn about these […]

Need your pressure canner tested?

Pressure Canner Testing is available by appointment. Please contact Claire Mance to schedule an appointment at 608-224-3699 or mance.claire@countyofdane.com.  Pressure Canner Testing is available by appointment.  Our office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm,  Monday through Friday.  We are closed major holidays. The charge is $3 per gauge. In addition to your gauge, please […]

Safe Preserving Tips in the time of COVID-19

Whether you are new to canning, returning to canning because of the pandemic, or have always canned the bounty of your harvest, there are certain tips that will help ensure that your time and efforts lead to safe, healthy food for your family. Use recipes that are up to date. Some canning recommendations have changed […]

Continue to Check Your Credit Report After a Data Breach

The latest data breach in the news comes from Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the U.S. It is now more important than ever to review your credit report every 4 months. The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign makes the process of ordering and reviewing a free credit report as easy as possible. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10—on the campaign’s website: fyi.extension.wisc.edu/creditreport.

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