Raising Wisconsin’s Children 2024 Conference

Tuesday January 9, 2024

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Raising Wisconsin’s Children is a virtual, day-long event for dads, moms, grandparents, teachers, and other people caring for kids. This free, online conference provides supportive, practical parenting and child development information. Please see our schedule below for speaker information and topics. All sessions will be closed captioned.


January 9, 2024

  • 9:00 am || Boosting the Benefits of Screen Time: Choosing High-Quality Shows and Apps for Young Children
  • 10:15 am || Creating Gender Affirming Homes for ALL Children
  • 11:30 am || Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Nurturing Positive Body Image in Kids
  • 12:45 pm || Healthy Sports: Strategies to Encourage Participation and Avoid Specialization for Youth Athletes
  • 2:00 pm || What We Know About Social Media Use and Adolescent Mental Health
  • 3:15 pm || Meditating Parents: How to Train Your Mind to be More Present, Resilient, and Appreciative

Special thanks to the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources for co-sponsoring this event! We also thank our many promotional partners.


Will the conference be recorded? Yes, all sessions will be available as recordings for a month after the conference. To access the recordings you must register. Recording information will be sent to all registrants after the conference.

Will there be closed captions? Yes, the live conference and our recorded videos will have English closed captions.

Can I get language or other communicative accommodations? Yes, please request communicative accommodations in languages other than English via the registration form or by email to anne.clarkson@wisc.edu, and remember to leave a phone number where we can reach you. Please request public communicative accommodations based on a disability via the registration form or by email to Heather Lipinski Stelljes at: heather.stelljes@wisc.edu. Please make requests for reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to this conference as early as possible but by January 2, 2024.

Will Registry credits be available? Yes, up to 4 hours of Registry credits for Early Childhood Education professionals will be available. The sessions by Dr. Etta/Dr. Horgan, Dr. Vigna, Dr. Savoie-Roskos, and Mr. McGehee are approved. When you register note your interest on the appropriate questions.

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