November 2 & 3, 6:30-8:30PM
November 16 & 17, 6:30-8:30PM
November 23, One Day Class 10:00am-12:00pm AND 1:00pm-3:00pm
December 7 & 8, 6:30-8:30PM
Find the full flyer here!
Parents Forever will assist unmarried, separated, or divorced parents in successfully navigating a family transition. Topics discussed include cooperative co-parenting strategies, personal wellness, communication, and children's needs.
The Parents Forever curriculum is based on research about the impact of divorce and separation on families and how to not only survive, but thrive, after this family transition. Because of its focus on both parents and children, Parents Forever can benefit the entire family.
Questions? Contact Todd Wenzel, Extension Educator, at email@example.com or 920-448-4090 Ext. 2 or 920-391-4658.
Where: STEM Innovation Center, 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI 54311
Cost: $10 for in-person training, $30 for the manual (you can also purchase the manual here). Purchase of the PAT manual is required, Extension has a limited number so first-come, first-served.
Beverages and light refreshments will be provided.
Please note that online certification is also available. Find more information here.
FREE virtual small group conversations for nonprofit leaders on the pressing management issues of today. Discuss timely topics with a small group of peers and invited discussants who share knowledge and participate in Q&A. Conversations are lightly facilitated by our faculty. FREE to participate, but registration required and limited to the first 20 who sign up. Check out the full article for dates and registration links.
Location: STEM Innovation Center Board Room #131 (UWGB Campus, 2019 Technology Way)
Cost: $30 per workshop OR $100 for all four workshops
Participant min/max capacity: 8/20
For more information, contact Patrick Nehring at 920-764-1915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real Colors Workshop – October 22, 2021
Do you want to be able to communicate and collaborate more effectively with partners, co-workers, and volunteers? Learning about the different preferences and approaches that people have can enhance team communication and build trust within an organization. Using the theory of personality temperament, UW-Madison Extension will teach how to recognize your strengths and the strengths of others, listen and communicate more effectively, and enhance their ability to understand others. The workshop will be taught using the National Curriculum and Training Institute’s Real Colors.
Logic Model Workshop – December 17, 2021
What is a logic model? In short, it is a visual depiction of a project or program and an evaluation plan. They are comphensive plan of what we will do, and what doing those things will accomplish. Many foundation, local, state and national grants request a logic model and an evaluation plan as part of their competetive applications. How can Logic Models help develop and implement programming? How can your organization become more intentional about partnerships, programming and funding requests? Logic Models help think through processes with structure and deliberateness. Come learn how to develop – and use – these models to ground, grow or better explain your organization or projects. Participants will learn to “begin with the end in mind”, and throughout the session, work to describe both their work AND their expected outcomes, using a logic model template. Participants should come with a project or program in mind, and leave with a draft logic model.
Evaluating Your Program – February 11, 2022
The best program plan includes a plan for evaluating the success of your program. Often, evaluation is a last minute thought as you head into an event – how can I get feedback from the group. Thoughtful evaluation begins well before the idea of the program or event, as your programming can be built right into your program or organization logic model, garnering efficient, effective and meaningful data. This highly interactive session will share information about types of evaluation, feedback formats, and connecting a long-term evaluation plan to long-term program planning. Learn the difference between outcomes and impacts, and strategies to measure both. Participants will complete a draft evaluation plan for one of their own projects.
Communicating Across Generations – April 8, 2022
Generational differences can affect work and involvement in the community. The common attributes of different generations can be explained based on the theory that people develop the way they view the world based on what happens to them between middle school and college age. Because many of those influential events are national and worldwide, there are some common characteristics for different generations. Increase your understanding of generational differences and build rapport.
There are two upcoming trainings:
Friday, November 12, 2021 from 9am-3pm at the STEM Innovation Center, 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay (this will be an in-person training).
Monday, December 6, 2021 from 9am-3pm (this training will be virtual, through Zoom).
Register for the Mental Health First Aid training here.
Find more information about this training here.
Salary $14.56 - $16.48 Hourly
Based at the:
Extension Brown County Office
STEM Innovation Center
2019 Technology Way
Green Bay, WI 54311
Raising Confident, Competent Children: October 12, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Raising Resilient Children: October 19, 6:30 - 7:30pm
These Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) seminars will provide parents of children ages 0-12 with a toolbox of strategies to raise confident and healthy children, build strong family relationships, manage misbehavior, and prevent problems from happening in the first place.
Participate virtually from the comfort of your own home and walk away with more knowledge and confidence as a parent! Attend one, two or all three of the seminars at no cost to you. Brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension of Winnebago and Brown Counties.
Find the full flyer and more information here!
For more information, contact Amy Hendrickson at email@example.com or 920-232-1973.
Advance Child Tax Credit Information Sheet - English
Crédito Fiscal por Hijos por adelantado - Espanól
Fall 2021 Schedule:
9/23/2021 - Making Choices
9/30/2021 - Human Kind. Be Both
10/7/2021 - Mindfulness
10/14/2021 - I Make a Difference
11/9/2021 - What Am I Good At?
11/16/2021 - Solving Problems with Other People
Registration is required! Register here.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone 12 years and older get the COVID-19 vaccination to protect against COVID-19. Children ages 12-17 are eligible to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Only 32.7% of 12–15-year-olds and 42% of 16-17-year-olds have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine series according to the latest data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Children under 12 are still not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines.
“Some individuals have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, that’s a good thing. It is important that all families have access to accurate information about vaccine safety and effectiveness,” says Amber Canto, Director of the UW-Madison Extension Institute for Health & Well-Being.
Dr. Zapata and Dr. Conway, two experienced pediatricians, talked with Extension in June about COVID-19 vaccines and the stress COVID-19 has placed on children’s and adolescent’s health. While children and adolescents generally have experienced less severe health effects from COVID-19, some adolescents and children can get extremely sick from COVID-19 and may require hospitalization. As of July 22nd, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that 4.13 million children have been diagnosed with COVID-19, an estimated one in every seven COVID-19 cases. More than 400 children have passed away due to COVID-19. The good news: the available COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective at preventing severe illness from the COVID-19 virus.
Dr. Zapata and Dr. Conway also addressed other common questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and continue to be monitored for their safety. Serious long-term side effects from vaccination are unlikely. Some people experience post-vaccine side effects. These symptoms can be a sign that your body is building protection against COVID-19. Some vaccine side effects include pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, nausea and vomiting, and fever. Side effects are normal and should go away in a few days. It is also common for some people not to experience symptoms-that’s normal too and your body is still working to build protection.
“One of the most important things to Dr. Zapata and I is that everybody in our state and everybody in our country deserves to be protected against this disease, needs to be protected against this disease, and needs to have an equal opportunity to be protected against this terrible disease,” states Dr. Conway, pediatric infectious disease specialist with UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
Getting vaccinated will also protect students aged 12 years and older from the Delta variant. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services released new information about variant B.1.617.2, also known as the Delta variant. The Delta variant is now the most common strain of virus that causes COVID-19. The Delta variant is highly contagious and spreading quickly. Vaccination is a critical tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant.
There are many benefits to vaccination for students over 12 years. Vaccines are a safe way to build protection and are free. There are also social and emotional benefits to getting vaccinated. Getting vaccinated will help students return to daily activities inside and outside of the classroom.
“As families start to prepare for their kids returning to school, consider adding a conversation with your child’s health care provider about COVID-19 vaccines on your back-to-school checklist” says Amber Canto.
It can take up to five weeks for children to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, so plan ahead to be ready to go back to school.
The decision is yours. Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you at www.vaccines.gov.
Project Recovery is an outreach program working with individuals, families, and communities impacted by COVID-19 throughout the state of Wisconsin. Trained outreach workers provide community-based support and education to help farmers, farmworkers, and their communities cope during this stressful time.
Project Recovery is a service made possible through partnerships between FEMA, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, WISCAP Wisconsin Community Action Program and SWCAP Southwest Community Action Program, a consortium of counties in southwest Wisconsin.
Outreach workers are available to provide free, anonymous emotional support and connection to resources.
1-833-FARM-HELP (1-833-327-6435) is the farmer crisis hotline, it is put in place to help anyone experiencing stress related to the pandemic (toll-free).
Freshly picked fruits and vegetables are flavorful, healthy and nutritious, and they will last longer in your fridge! Local, sustainable farms help keep our environment clean. They create less pollution and use fewer harmful chemicals which protects our air, water and soil.
When you support small farms and businesses, you keep money in your local community and support other hard working families.
Fresh Farm Atlas has provided a brochure that outlines how to obtain fresh, local food as well as how to choose in-season produce.
Badger Talks is pleased to present a Facebook Live series of talks on topics that intend to inspire, delight, and pleasantly distract in a time we are all needing positive experiences. Tune in to hear UW– Madison faculty and staff experts on a variety of interesting and engaging topics. Not able to watch the live talk? Don't worry! All talks are recorded and available for viewing at your convienence.
Click here to see a list of upcoming Badger Talks Live or view past talks.
A Tool to Help You Build Resilience During Difficult Times
In this unprecedented period of global uncertainty, The Wellness Society felt it was necessary to put together this workbook to provide our community with much needed support.
The first thing to note right now is that it’s completely normal to be experiencing a wide range of
emotions. Accepting your feelings is an important first step to building resilience. The simple act of
naming your emotions has been found to benefit wellbeing. So, take a moment now to tune intoyour body and notice how you’re feeling. Circle the emotions that you identify with:
Remember: It’s okay to feel discomfort. Accepting distress is often the quickest way to feel
immediately calmer. Click here to view the workbook to help build your toolbox in dealing with Coronavirus.
The decision to see others or engage in activities is very personal. To help individuals and families think through these choices, Extension's Life Span Program has developed a decision guide. The guide walks users through the decision-making process, helping you to weigh out your own risks and benefits of interacting with others in your home or in public spaces. Those who prefer a more interactive tool can download a worksheet and/or flowchart that will take you through a series of questions and considerations. Access the guide here or contact your Extension office at 920-391-4610 for a printed copy.
- Amy Stockhausen, a pediatrician at UW Health, on talking to teenagers about the challenges of life during an outbreak. She offers additional tips on how to provide extra support for teens during COVID-19.
Watch the interview with Amy Stockhausen.
Thank you to WFRV Local 5 for the wonderful news story that highlighted the Brown County Community Gardens Program. Check it out on their website by clicking here!
For more information on the program, click here to be directed to the Community Gardens webpage.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local food pantries report there is great need for more fresh produce donations to meet clients' needs. By signing up and pledging to donate a portion of their harvest, local gardeners can help ensure all community members have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Read the press release and find out how to get involved here. Free seed potatoes and rain gauges are available for participants, while supplies last.
Tap the resources of University of Wisconsin-Extension, Brown County. Extension can provide information, training and direction based on the goals of your organization. After an initial assessment, Extension will develop a flexible class schedule and plan, working with your organization to best determine class location and format to maximize attendance and return. Click here for more information on how Extension can help your organization.
To support the growing food truck and food cart industry through the COVID-19 emergency, UW-Madison, Division of Extension has developed a comprehensive resource designed to help business owners implement best practices in food safety, identify new business opportunities, and utilize resources such as grants, loans, and childcare support. Please click here to access this guide.
View the website here.
But UW–Madison’s Cindy Kuhrasch, who oversees the School of Education’s physical education teacher education program, sees these new circumstances as an opportunity to showcase the full potential that PE can have in children’s lives.
To help parents come up with ideas, Kuhrasch, her colleagues, and students are updating the UW-Madison physical education teacher education program’s Facebook page regularly to provide free resources and inspiration for staying active at home.
View the webpage and full article here.
Providing child care to the essential workforce is critical to flattening the curve of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. To meet this need, Governor Evers created the Child Care for Essential Workers Taskforce. Click here for an informational flyer on the taskforce. Led by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the taskforce is working with the Early Childhood Association (WECA) and Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA) to connect essential workforce families in need of child care with locally available child care resources.
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) understands that certain families need continued child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the safety of families and child care setting staff, click here to view a list of tips for parents to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
DCF is excited to launch two new tools to help connect essential workforce families to local, safe child care. Healthcare workers and essential employees are now able to submit a request for care by clicking here through the department’s updated Child Care Finder or proactively view up-to-date availability across the state using the department’s new child care map by clicking here.
More information for providers, essential workers and families can be found on the DCF COVID-19 Child Care webpage at https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/childcare
Find the full article here.
What do we tell children in times of uncertainty like these? There are no easy answers but Travis Wright, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the School of Education at UW-Madison, offers some suggestions in this article.
The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting households, communities, and businesses. A new national survey shows that 1 in 5 households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether. Click here for financial resources to help you through COVID-19.
Coronavirus is making life stressful for everyone. If you're in isolation at home with kids, you're probably hearing the phrase "I'm bored" a lot!
Beat the boredom by trying out this weeks NEW featured resource:
Kid-friendly safe recipes!
Or try engaging your kids with one of these fun activities:
Scrub Club – a cartoon game about handwashing with a fun song
Coloring Placemats – free printable placemats with activities
Smart Kids Fight BAC! – a classic cartoon video about food safety
Brown County 4-H clubs and groups together raised nearly 600 pounds of aluminum tabs by collecting at various events and locations throughout Brown County. Through additional partner-ships and charitable contributions from local organizations, Hap-py Valley 4-H club will present a donation of more than 700,000 aluminum tabs as well as additional cash donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin. They’re not stop-ping there.
“Our vision is to be able to continue the program each year and hopefully grow and expand to include everyone, whether you collect handful of pop tabs or hundreds of pounds,” said club leader Nicki Van Deurzen.
Anyone interested in helping Brown County 4-H to collect pop tabs can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.