Parenting Resources

Positive Solutions for Families Workshop Series

Extension Racine County in partnership with Racine Unified School District will be offering the Positive Solutions workshop series for parents and caregivers of young children ages birth to 5 years old. The workshops help parents of young children learn strategies to promote positive behavior. Parents attend six workshops that focus on different topics each week. Workshops are offered virtually and in-person. At in-person workshops, children are invited to participate in child activities in a child care setting during the workshops. Workshops are free and include a light meal.

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Just in Time Parenting Newsletter

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Other Parenting Resources 

Raising A Thinking Child

Raising a Thinking Child (RTC) is an Evidence-Based parenting program for parents of children 4 to 7 years, that was developed and researched by Myrna Shure. RTC has demonstrated effectiveness in developing interpersonal cognitive problem solving skills in young children, improving parenting skills and parent-child communication, and in decreasing both impulsive and inhibited behaviors in young children. RTC has been listed as a model evidence-based program on the Strengthening America’s Families and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention model programs websites.

Racine County UW-Extension offers the 8-week course to interested groups. Contact the Racine County UW-Extension office for more information.

Listen to The Larry Meiller Show discuss Teaching Children How to Problem Solve

Strengthening Families Age 10-14 Program

Strengthening Families is a family-focused program for youth ages 10 to 14 years old and their parents. The goal is to reduce substance use and behavior problems in youth during their teen years. The program was conducted as a part of the U.S.D.A.’s Children, Youth, and Families At Risk (CYFAR) Project, a grant to expand outreach to Hispanic youth and families in Burlington. Strengthening Families is an evidence-based program that has been recognized as an exemplary prevention program by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Institute of Drug Abuse, Department of Education, and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. Racine County UW-Extension offers the 7-week program to interested groups.

Strengthening Families – Racine Fall 2013                               Evaluation summary (November 2013)

Strengthening Families – Burlington May 2012                        Evaluation Summary (May 2012)