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Raising Wisconsin’s Children Conference 2023

This free online conference can connect parents and families with practical, positive parenting ideas from experts and explore how to help children grow.

Jan. 23 -27, Noon and 7 p.m. CST


Prenatal/Infants Link
Toddlers Link
Preschoolers Link
Elementary-age Link
Teenagers Link
Families in Transition Link
Healthy Relationships Link
Family Health Link
Caregiving Link

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Fatherhood Needs Assesment

At the UW-Madison Extension, we are committed to meeting the needs of underserved parents and families. Yet, we realized that we were not serving fathers in our programming at the same rate that we had been serving mothers.

Given the importance of fathers for child development, we stepped back to assess what fathers in Wisconsin need and where the gaps are in current services. We found that fathers want to father and to be actively involved in nurturing relationships.

Fathers also face many challenges, including systemic barriers to fatherhood. More effectively meeting the needs of fathers will result in downstream benefits for the whole family.


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