Touchpoints® Approach training begins April 21, 2017

  As a professional or volunteer who works with families, or an early care and education provider working with young children, are you looking for ways to improve connections and relationships with families of young children? By helping parents identify and expect bursts and regressions in child behavior (the “touchpoints”), you can reduce parental frustration […]

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Child Support & Family Court panel

Child Support and Family Court FAQ session – March 15, 2017

Professionals and volunteers often hear from families that Child Support and Family Court are confusing and frustrating. As a result, the Greater Racine Collaborative for Healthy Birth Outcomes and the Racine County Touchpoints Project/UW-Extension convened a panel on child support in Racine County to help dispel some of the common misperceptions. The Child Support and […]

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Winter / Spring 2017 Early Learning Series Workshops

Racine County UW-Extension will be offering a variety of Early Learning Series and Touchpoints workshops in 2017. The workshops are designed for Early Care and Education Professionals, parents, grandparents, and other caregivers of children. Workshop topics include: Family Connections – a 5-week workshop series with curriculum and materials developed for early care and education staff […]

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Register for Family Connections Workshop Series – starts Jan. 31

Racine County UW-Extension’s Touchpoints Project will be offering a Family Connections  workshop series for early care and education professionals. This is a unique opportunity that includes 15 credits of Tier 3 continuing education. The series starts on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The Family Connections curriculum and materials were developed for early care and education staff to […]

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February 22 Workshop – “Thriving With Your Spirited Child”

Attention parents, early care educators, and caregivers of children. Is there a “spirited” child in your life? Is the child more perceptive, intense, sensitive, persistent, energetic or expressive? If so, you may have a “spirited” child. Join us for this 3-hour workshop that will teach skills and strategies that will help you and your “spirited” child […]

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Money Conference – Sat., Nov 19, 2016

Racine Money Conference – Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Racine Civil Leaders Academy (1325 Park Avenue in Racine) The nonprofit Money Conference offers affordable, high-quality, and unbiased financial education at very low cost, in a setting that is fun and inspirational for all. The information provided at the Conference can have an […]

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November 29th workshop – From Frustration to Fun

The Early Learning Series presents the workshop, “From Frustration to Fun”. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 29th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Ives Grove Auditorium (14200 Washington Ave.) in Sturtevant. This workshop provides an overview of the developing brain and how trauma impacts the stress response. Participants will experience activities to implement with […]

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Register for Strengthening Families Program

Strengthening Families Program to be held at Starbuck Middle School Parents and youth, ages 10 to 14 years old, are invited to participate in the Strengthening Families 10-14 workshop series that will begin on February 16, 2016. Strengthening Families is a family-focused program for youth ages 10 to 14 years old and their parents. Parents […]

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Register for Raising A Thinking Child

Parents of 4 to 7 year olds – Register for Raising a Thinking Child Has your child ever experienced any of the following behaviors? Temper tantrums Impatience or interrupting Not listening  Difficulty making or keeping friends If so, Raising a Thinking Child workshop may be just right for you! This evidence-based workshop series will help you […]

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December Workshop – Little Children, Big Challenges: Dealing with Family Changes

The Early Learning Series presents “Little Children, Big Challenges: Dealing with Family Changes”. The workshop will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ives Grove Auditorium in Sturtevant (14200 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant). About the workshop – All families experience changes, which can be difficult for children to understand. […]

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