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About Family Living Programs

Mother with child

Teamwork Strengthens Wisconsin’s Families

Meeting the Needs of Today’s Diverse Families

University of Wisconsin-Extension programs in Family Living help families thrive in a rapidly changing world. Backed by research, Family Living colleagues work with their communities to promote family strengths.

An Eye to the Future

Family Living programs provide education that enables people to …

Stronger Families, Better Communities

Family Living programs offer educational opportunities that strengthen families and communities, enhancing their uniqueness and diversity.

What Families Gain

UW-Extension Family Living faculty and staff work with families to help them solve problems and improve the quality of daily life in ways that are important to them. This education meets family needs throughout the life span, from improving prenatal nutrition and parenting skills to planning an estate and caring for an aging parent. Programs target the unique local needs of each community. Family Living colleagues provide education and research, while partnering with communities to build strong families.

Nutrition educator Maiyoua Thao gives one-on-one instruction to a client.What People Say About Family Living Programs

“I wish you could keep sending Extension’s Parenting the First Year newsletter until my child is 18!”

Parent and child care provider

“The local Family Impact Seminar was a good ‘big picture’ overview that helped foster an understanding of the plight of individual juveniles. I think UW-Extension is a very important resource, and I was pleased to have the expertise of Extension professionals and others whom they brought to the seminar.”

Milwaukee County Supervisor

“The lessons that Extension taught contain valuable real-life information. They help clients become self-sufficient.”

County provider for Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development program

About Cooperative Extension in Wisconsin

Cooperative Extension is a division of University of Wisconsin-Extension, which is part of the University of Wisconsin System. Cooperative Extension programs help people throughout the state acquire knowledge and skills to …

Extension people work in partnership with people in county, state, federal, and tribal governments; community organizations; businesses; and industry. With faculty and staff in every county and on UW-campuses, Cooperative Extension gives Wisconsin citizens quick and convenient access to University research and knowledge.

Family Living is one of the Cooperative Extension programs. Others include Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, and Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development.

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