Human Development & Relationships

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.

Family and Finance Programs:

Human Development & Relationships Educator

Pattie Carroll

Dodge County

UW-Madison, Division of Extension enriches families and strengthens communities. Backed by university research, we work for Wisconsin families by:

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


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