2023 Programs

Raising Wisconsin’s Children

January 23 – January 27, 2023

Noon and 7 PM CST

Free and virtual via Zoom

Join a free, online conference designed for parents and families. Participants will get
practical, positive parenting ideas from experts and explore how to help children grow.
You can attend as many conference sessions as you want. All sessions will have
closed captions and be available in English or Spanish. Participate in a Q&A session
with speakers after keynote presentations. Register to attend and view conference
recordings through February.

You Belong Here: Creating Safe Spaces at Home, presented by Traci Baxley, Ed.D.,
creator of Social Justice Parenting
Raising Future Ancestors Through Decolonized Parenting and Reparenting Practices,
presented by Leslie Priscilla, Xicana Madre, parent coach and founder of Latinx Parenting
The Power of Connection: The Importance of Early Relationships for all Future Health
and Wellness
, presented by Ashley J. Bowers, licensed marriage and family therapist, Infant
Mental Health Endorsement, WI Alliance for Infant Mental Health
Parents and Caregivers are Sexuality Educators, presented by Lindsey Hoskins, director
of health education, Family Tree Clinic
Drugs, Dopamine and Brain: Addiction Science and Treatment Among Youth, presented
by Pravesh Sharma, M.D., psychiatrist, Mayo Clinic Health System

Conference includes nine presentations.

Focus on Fathers Parenting Program

We know that fathers play a critical role in their child’s growth and development. Father involvement is important. For example, the relationship between a father and a child has a deep impact on children’s healthy development in language, thinking, physical, and social–emotional learning.

Involved fathers enhance their children’s communication skills because they tend to ask children questions, which builds vocabulary and conversational skills. Positive father involvement includes direct interaction with children, including caregiving and shared activities.

Pattie’s Parenting Tips 

Pattie’s Parenting Tips is a new social media/web outreach for the families of Dodge County.  Look for regular posts from UW Madison Division of Extension-Dodge County Human Development & Relationships Educator, Pattie Carroll.

Pattie's Parenting Tips

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