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Raising Wisconsin’s Children Online Conference and 2024 Parenting Classes Scheduled

The Human Development and Relationships Institute is hosting its third annual Raising Wisconsin’s Children conference on Jan. 9, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Raising Wisconsin’s Children is a virtual, day-long event for parents, grandparents, teachers, and other people caring for children. The free, online conference provides supportive, practical parenting and child development information. This year’s session topics include choosing high-quality shows and apps for young children, creating gender affirming homes, nurturing positive body image in kids, developing healthy youth athletes, understanding social media’s impacts on teens, and practicing mindfulness as parents.

For a list of speakers and topics and to register for the conference visit, All sessions will be closed captioned. 

In 2024, local and statewide Human Development and Relationships Institute educators will be offering over 50 programs online for parents and other caretakers. Classes for parents who are co-parenting, supportive group discussions, support sessions for fathers, and many more topics are available. Registry credit for childcare professionals is available for some classes. Most classes for parents are offered free or for the cost of materials. To see the whole list of classes as well as high quality resources for caregivers of children of all ages use this link:

For more information contact:

Luisa Gerasimo

Human Development and Relationship Educator

Extension Dunn County 

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension

3001 US Highway 12 East; Suite 216

Menomonie, WI 54751

Extension Office: 715-232-1636

Wisconsin Relay: 7-1-1


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