Human Development and Relationships

Human Development & Relationships programs enrich families and strengthen communities. Backed by university research, we work for Wisconsin families by:

  • Helping communities respond to issues such as childhood obesity, financial security, and aging.
  • Providing leadership for policies that help children, youth and families succeed.
  • Increasing knowledge about parenting, health and nutrition.
  • Offering consumers and families more strategies for managing their money.
  • Reaching out to diverse families with education and resources.
  • Using cost effective approaches to reduce negative family issues and build more resilient families.

UW-Extension Family Living Programs: https://www.facebook.com/HDRInstitute/

 


MONEY MATTERS LIVE

As part of the Money Matters Live series, sessions on financial goal setting, budgeting, saving, and financial recordkeeping will be offered at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout May (May 1, 8, 15, and 22). Whether you are looking to set financial goals, make a spending plan (budget), learn ways to save money, or figure out how to keep your financial records, this FREE online series over Zoom is for you! Each session will be up to an hour long and will include a short presentation and lots of time for discussion and questions.  Register for one or more sessions at https://go.wisc.edu/m35113.


MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID VIRTUAL TRAININGS – FOR THE COMMUNITY  

Learn how to support your friends, family and neighbors.  Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.  You will build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to those who are struggling.  You will also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, and the participate in a 6.5-hour instructor-led Zoom meeting either all in one day or split into 2 days.  Limited to 30 adults.

  • 1-day trainings:
    May 17, 9 am-3:30 pm
    July 17, 9 am-3:30 pm
  • 2-day trainings:
    July 9 & 10, 12:30-3:30 pm
    July 23 & 24, 12:30-3:30 pm

Questions:  Contact Jennifer Park at jenniferpark@wisc.edu

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID VIRTUAL TRAININGS

Learn how to support the young people in your life.  Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adolescents ages 12-18.  You will build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to young people who are struggling.  You will also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, and then participate in an instructor-led Zoom meeting.  Limited to 30 adults.

  • Friday, May 24, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 13, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Friday, July 26, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

FATHERS IN FOCUS: Results for Early Childhood Professionals

Fathers in Focus posterKey Findings - Father's Needs

 


BECOME A STRONGBODIES VOLUBecome a StrongBodies Volunteer page 1NTEERBecome a StrongBodies volunteer page 2

Join a statewide network of dedicated UW-Madison Division of Extension educators and volunteers who champion health in their local communities!

To learn how to become a StrongBodies Leader, contact Paul Salm, HDR Educator, Door County Extension — paul.salm@wisc.edu / 920-746-2263.

 

 


Free Online Parenting Classes 2024

Join a free online parenting class every Thursday at 1 pm or 6 pm. Connect with other parents. Get practical, positive parenting ideas. Help children grow.When you register, you will receive an email with a link that gives you access to the class using Zoom. Check your junk mail if you don’t receive this email.

  • May 16, 2024: Learning Life Skills Through Household Chores — Chores are shown to benefit kids. Learn more about setting age-appropriate chores and helping kids stay motivated. All parents are welcome. Register for 5/16 Parenting Class.

A complete list of parenting classes can be found here … 

 


Parenting the Preschooler – Scary Events 

 


Managing Family Technology Before It Manages You (Parenting: Behind the Behavior)  

Do you ever feel as if technology manages you more than you manage it? Are you looking to make a change in your family technology? Adding a device? Spending less time on a screen? Dr. Anne Clarkson shares a two-part equation to establish a successful family media plan and successfully manage family technology decisions.

HDR Institute Videos


CHECK YOUR FREE CREDIT REPORT – information  

 


Tenant Background Checks and Your Rights

 


FOOD SAFETY

Play it Safe – Safe Changes and Substitutions to Tested Canning Recipes


LET’S TALK TURKEY

 


RESOURCES


Family Living

Door County Parents

Parenting and Family Relationships

Just in Time Parenting

Lifespan

STRONGBODIES

Smart Start – You-tube link


 


Health News from Around the State



If you have any questions regarding Human Development & Relationships in Door County, please contact:

Paul Salm, Human Development & Relationships
psalm@co.door.wi.us
pnsalm@wisc.edu

UW-Madison Division of Extension Door County
County Government Center
421 Nebraska St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-746-2263
Office Hours: M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm