Families & Finances

Families & Finances

The Extension Institute of Human Development & Relationships provides the tools Wisconsinites need to thrive as well-rounded, capable individuals and families. We support families in caring for each other in ways that promote growth and understanding. Our programs promote aging-friendly communities, coach effective parents and help families put technology, mindfulness and financial awareness to use.


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Read the Institute Director’s Message to the HDRI Family Regarding the Disregard of Black Bodies in The US

Upcoming Programs

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We are excited to share that the October 11th, 2024 Fathers In Focus Conference Participant’s Registration Portal is OFFICIALLY OPEN! Our Inaugural event will be pleased to introduce our two internationally recognized opening and closing Keynote Speakers: Kenneth Braswell, author, activist, and CEO of Fathers Incorporated,  and Dr. Brandon Frame, Senior Director of Social Emotional Learning with The Urban Assembly. […]

Resilient Co-Parenting

 Join us the 1st Thursday of every month for topic specific online classes that are designed for parents or caregivers raising children together while living apart. Register today! go.wisc.edu/21t6cz

Focus on Fathers

I’d like to share a free parenting class opportunity. This is an online class specifically created for fathers and those in a father role.  We know that fathers play a critical role in a child’s healthy growth and development.  We also know that fathers need a place to connect and learn from each other.  The […]

Raising Wisconsin’s Children

Join free online parenting classes the 3rd Thursday of every month at 1:00 PM. Connect with other parents and caregivers. Get practical, positive, research-based parenting information. Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdd1n1-3I-t3TZ5_63254LcNGwBqNKM2qVW7-KPRwbNXx1lBQ/viewform

Trauma Informed Caregiving

Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma Eight Session Series coming June 11th! When: Tuesdays, June 11-July 30, 2024Time: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.Where: Online (virtual class) Limited space – register early to assure a spot!

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Planning AHEAD Series

Planning AHEAD is a 7-session course (one hour each) that guides participants through the topics below. This course features a free workbook to help people with the tasks and decisions associated with end-of-life. Zoom sessions are one-hour long starting at 11am on Thursdays, April 4th – May 16th

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Raising Wisconsin’s Children Classes

Raising Wisconsin’s Children online parenting classes are the 3rd Thursday at 1 PM unless otherwise noted. Classes are for any parent or caregiver.

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Caregiving Across the Life Course in Rural and Urban Households in the North Central Region

Tuesday, February 27, 2024  /  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time) To incentivize interdisciplinary collaboration across land-grant institutions in the North Central Region (NCR), the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) developed the North Central Region dataset (NCR-Stat) program. This webinar will introduce our second dataset – NCR-Stat:Caregiving Across the Life Course Survey developed by […]

Statewide Families & Finances Programs

Life Span

UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Life Span programs help individuals, families and communities transition through the aging process by providing programming, resources and support on topics such as, family caregiving, healthy aging and creating aging-friendly communities.

Parenting & Family Relationship

Your source for research-based information about
parenting and relationships for families and the professionals who serve them.

Financial Education

UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Financial Education program helps families and individuals across the state achieve financial well being – keeping pace with day-to-day expenses, reaching financial goals, planning for life’s unexpected events and securing their financial future.

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