Family Living

neighborhoodMission: UW-Extension Family Living Programs provide education promoting family strengths and help communities become positive environments for family life. Programs respond to individual, family and community needs with research-based education and partnerships that support Wisconsin families and communities.

Family Living News


Parenting Resources
UW-Extension Parenting Newsletters  
Access and print Parenting newsletters in both English and Spanish that are matched to your child’s age or listen to audio files while you work on other projects and learn useful parenting tips. Options are also available to search by specific topic for parenting information. Parents really do better when they read parenting newsletters!


Parents Forever: The Impact of Divorce on Children Program

The Parents Forever: The Impact of Divorce on Children Program is a mandatory, two session program that focuses on the child or children’s experience of divorce and highlights co-parenting skills for parents. The program assists parents in understanding and responding to the needs of their children before, during and after divorce.  Guidelines on cooperative parenting and keeping children “out of the middle” provided.

Co-Parenting Class Information

Co-Parenting Registration Form 2015

If you have any questions regarding the Parents Forever program, please contact: Manitowoc County UW-Extension, 4319 Expo Drive, P.O. Box 935, Manitowoc, WI 54221-0935 or phone:  920-683-4171 or email:

Disaster Recovery

  • Agro Security: This includes information about animals, assessing risks, food safety, worker safety, and much more.
  • Disaster Handbook
  • Disaster Management and Recovery from UW-Extension
  • Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)From food safety to field safety, from physical to psychological, and from government to community development, EDEN has resources you can use. deal with an exhaustive list of flood-related issues such as agriculture, human safety, and financial losses/compensation.
  • Family Caregiving Disaster Preparedness –  Information on stress and decision making, safe sheltering of your home, and things caregivers should know in a disaster.

Financial Management

  • American Savings and Education Council (ASEC) has a mission to make saving and retirement planning a priority for all Americans.
  •  Federal Trade Commission deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American.
  • Social Security official website

Food and Nutrition

Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, Family Living Educator

Manitowoc County – UW Extension
Manitowoc County Office Complex
4319 Expo Drive
PO Box 935
Manitowoc, WI 54221-0935
Phone: 920-683-4168
Fax: 920-683-5062
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