What Makes Your Family Strong Workshop Feb. 28

What makes families strong? Why do some families seem to bounce back after difficult times? Learn how to better support families in times of vulnerability and stress. This workshop is an introduction to the Protective Factors framework that helps parents to find resources, supports, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under […]

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Taking Care of You Facilitator Training

UW-Extension will be hosting a one-day Taking Care of You Facilitator Training on January 9, 2018 in Racine County. Taking Care of You is a multi-session program offering practical strategies and experiences to help you deal with the stress in your life. Managing life’s challenges in a healthy way allows you to take better care […]

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Family Connections Workshop starts February 13

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, February 13, 2018. The Family Connections curriculum and materials were developed for early care and education staff to […]

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Creating a Trauma-Informed Environment Workshop

Racine County UW-Extension will be hosting the workshop, “Creating a Trauma-Informed Environment” as part of its Early Learning Series. Organizations in Racine County are taking notice of how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as child abuse, neglect, and/or household dysfunction are affecting children and families. Trauma informed practices can benefit families by creating a stable, […]

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Touchpoints Approach Training

Touchpoints Approach Training Begins October 18, 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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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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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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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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