Parenting & Family Relationships (resources)



The monthly newsletter is mailed free to parents and gives parenting advice geared to their infant’s first year of life.  Written by University of Wisconsin-Extension child development specialists in an easy to understand format that addresses questions young parents have.

Strengthening Families

Please contact Missy Bablick to register

The Strengthening Families Program was developed out of Iowa Extension and is nationally recognized as a family skill-building program designed to:

  • prevent teen substance abuse
  • strengthen parenting skills
  • help parents and youth communicate
  • build relationships between youth and parents

The program is delivered with a series of sessions for parents and youth using realistic videos, interactive games, discussions, and family projects.  Kids love the games and interaction with parents.  Parents love the parenting skills and family time together.  Starts with a free light family meal.

If interested in attending a Strengthening Families program in Barron County, fill out the attached interest form (link – strengthening families form)

  • Strengthening Families (2 pages, 78 KB)
  • Barron Co. Evaluation of Strengthening Families (2 pages, 33 KB)
  • Extension’s Positive Parenting Classes for Incarcerated men and women.  A five session class series taught by Linda Heppner, Family Living Educator at the Barron County Jail.
    • Topics include:
      Setting love and limits
      Teaching Responsibility
      Shaken Child Syndrome
      Ways to reduce yelling and screaming
      Reconnecting and nurturing