Families & Finances
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.
Walking you through the process of obtaining your free reports, reading them, and dealing with any errors
Directing you to all the Parenting and Family relationship websites cooperative Extension has to offer
Providing parents and other caring adults ways to connect with children and adolescents using digital media
Increasing awareness and use of available tax credits among low and moderate income families in Wisconsin
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 professionals advance their financial capability
- And much more! Check with your local office for more programs near you.
Family & Finances Updates
Family and Financial 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. Cooperative 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
Cooperative 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 & Community Development Program Area
Cooperative 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.
JulieAnn Stawicki became the interim Associate Dean of Youth, Family, and Community Development in 2017. Prior to this position, JulieAnn served as an associate professor in the Department of Youth Development with seven years of experience at Cooperative Extension, as a statewide specialist in the 4-H Youth Development program, and as the leader of the Health Task Force in the Family Living program.