The Extension Institute of Human Development & Relationships provides the tools Wisconsinites need to thrive as well-rounded, capable individuals and families. We support families in caring for each other in ways that promote growth and understanding. Our programs promote aging-friendly communities, coach effective parents and help families put technology, mindfulness and financial awareness to use.
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Families & Finance Programs
Parenting and Family Relationships
Providing a source of well-researched, quality information about families and relationships
Guiding people through experiences throughout their lifespan, across health and developmental states, through caregiving, and through intergenerational relationships
Helping families and individuals across the state achieve financial well being
Did You Know
Many people already know of our popular programs, but did you know we also:
- answer common questions and provide information about how you can get started saving college
- provide information for parents and their children who are getting ready to stay home alone
- instruct about personal finances at various locations throughout the state (check your local office)
- Help renters develop skills essential for a successful renting experience
- And much more! Check with your local office for more programs near you.
Families & Finances Updates
Families & Finances Publications
The Learning Store produces and distributes educational materials based on university research, extending knowledge to the statewide community.
Losing your job or facing a drastic drop in income is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. Extension has published a series of advice on managing between jobs (available in both English and Spanish).
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Find Your Local Office
Extension experts live and work in the communities they serve. Our team offers insight and solutions based on a deep understanding of local needs and priorities.
A Part of the Youth, Family & Health Program Area
Extension’s research and outreach improves the lives of Wisconsinites through action, education and community partnerships. We set rural and urban communities up to thrive by supporting their economic development and organizational and leadership development. We show individuals how to build financial capability and encourage them toward the most nourishing health habits.