Parenting & Child Care

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon 2015 Raising a Thinking Child

Thursdays, January 15-March 12, 2015 (No class on February 12th); 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Walworth County Government Center, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn, WI

If you are a parent of a 4-7 year-old and your child has experienced any of the following:

  • Temper tantrums
  • Difficulty making or keeping friends
  • Impatience or interrupting
  • Not listening

Raising a Thinking Child workshop may be just right for you! This evidence-based workshop series will help you guide your child to solve common, everyday problems by communicating with your child.

This adult program is facilitated by Jenny Wehmeier, Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator. The children’s program is facilitated by Pattie Woods, Parent Connections Program, Elkhorn Area School District. It is a refreshingly practical curriculum that helps you help your child learn how to think, not what to think. Through 8 weekly classes, along with interactive, fun activities for you and your child to do at home, you will learn ways to help your child think in new problem-solving ways.

Participants will learn:

  • To give their children skills to solve their own problems and think about the consequences through fun games
  • How to help kids care about and understand their own and others’ feelings

The cost for the course is $10 (EASD resident), $25 (non-EASD resident), which includes the Raising a Thinking Child workbook and other program materials and handouts. Scholarships may be available. All children with parents/caregivers attending can attend the children’s program during the classes, free of charge. To register, fill out the form on the 2015 Raising a Thinking Child Flyer, or call Jenny at the Walworth County UW-Extension office at 262-741-4962.

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon SCAN-MRT Flyer

Thursday, January 22, 2015; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Walworth County Government Center, Room 214, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn
$7.00 per person (Light snack & drink included)
Registration due by Thursday, January 15, 2015

Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Mandated Reporter Training (SCAN-MRT) is a program designed to teach mandated reporters how to recognize and respond to child maltreatment, including neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and emotional damage. SCAN-MRT is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify examples of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and emotional damage
  • Describe risk factors for child maltreatment and strategies for prevention
  • Have an increased confidence about reacting appropriately to disclosures of abuse and neglect
  • Understand what happens when a report is made

To register, fill out the SCAN-MRT Registration Form and return with fee to: UW-Extension Walworth County, 100 W. Walworth St., P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121.

Parenting Resources

Parenthetical

Parenthetical is a combination blog, website, and social network for parents of 10-16 year old tweens and teens, designed to provide parents and other caregivers with ongoing education, support, and networking.

Licensed Child Care Information

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families – Licensed Child Care Site


Wisconsin Department of Children and Families YoungStar Program

YoungStar Information from Supporting Families Together Association

YoungStar Information from Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

YoungStar Information from The Registry

YoungStar Information from the Child Care Information Center

YoungStar Information from 4-C

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