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The University of Wisconsin-Extension for Winnebago County, in partnership with the Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board and the National Alliance of Children’s Trust Prevention Funds, is offering free training --  "Strengthening Families: Five Protective Factors — a research-based framework to guide services and support for families in our communities."

Content includes examples of everyday actions that research has shown to be effective in strengthening families, especially those who have experienced toxic stress and challenging life situations.

There will be six main topics.

  • Introduction to the Five Protective Factors
  • Concrete Supports in Times of Need
  • Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development
  • Social Connections
  • Parental Resilience
  • Social & Emotional Competence of Children

Each session will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at United Way Fox Cities, 1455 Midway Road, Menasha, Wisconsin. Lunch is not provided.

There will be four dates.

  • March 27
  • April 10
  • May 1
  • May 8

Call 920-232-1973 for more information.