Families & Finances (Human Development & Relationships)

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Extension’s Human Development & Relationships Institute 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.

Read the Institute Director’s Message to the HDRI Family Regarding the Disregard of Black Bodies in The US

Families & Finance Programs

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Parenting and Family Relationships

Providing a source of well-researched, quality information about families and relationships

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Life Span

Guiding people through experiences throughout their lifespan, across health and developmental states, through caregiving, and through intergenerational relationships

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Financial Education

Helping families and individuals across the state achieve financial well being

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Many people already know of our popular programs, but did you know we also:

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Families & Finances Publications

Managing Between Jobs

The Learning Store produces and distributes educational materials based on university research, extending knowledge to the statewide community.

Featured Publication

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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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.

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