Virtual WeCOPE series

WeCOPE is an evidence-based program that helps adults cope with life stress. WeCOPE has been shown to reduce stress and depression, increase positive affect, and improve health behaviors in randomized trials. Managing life’s challenges in healthy ways allows participants to take better care of themselves and others. This 7-session program will meet via Zoom. Register […]

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End of eviction moratorium

The CDC Federal Eviction Moratorium ended on July 31. For landlords, this will allow evictions for non-payment of rent to begin again. However, there are alternatives to eviction that can be mutually beneficial for both tenants and landlords. Download the factsheet, “Eviction Alternatives for Landlords,” to learn more. Renters who are behind on payments could […]

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Assisting and responding to mental health challenges

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Many of us currently are or have been certified for first aid at one time or another. The first time I took a first aid course, I was a teenager and still remember the ABC acronym (although nowadays it’s CAB). […]

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Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Sign up for FREE Adult or Youth Mental Health First Aid Training! https://wirose.wisc.edu/mental-health-first-aid/ Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing […]

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Protecting against fraud and identity theft

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. During the past year in Wisconsin, complaints to the Federal Trade Commission went from several hundred a month to a peak of 56,000 complaints in March 2021. The top complaint involved fraud, most often related to online shopping, followed by […]

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Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundations Course

Extension is proud to be facilitating the Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative – a business development opportunity for child care providers with support from Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, 9 Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, and Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. Through instruction, networking, and individual consultation, Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative supports child […]

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Consumer Protection Workshops

UW-Madison Division of Extension Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties are hosting consumer protection workshops offered by the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) this summer. All workshops will be held on Zoom and registration is required. You may attend one or more workshops: Tuesday, June 22 […]

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Communication skills to further financial conversations

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Think about the people you encounter related to housing. People and places like landlords, property managers, realtors, banks, utility companies, plumber, roofer; there is an abundance of options. For the best success it isn’t only the transfer of service, but […]

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Kenosha County will Turn the Town Blue in April

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Each year, the month of April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month throughout the country. Locally, Kenosha County holds its Turn the Town Blue Campaign during April. The campaign works to raise awareness around issues surrounding child abuse and […]

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