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Nurturing Fathers

Posted 3/12/2021 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us

The Nurturing Father’s Parenting Class is an opportunity for fathers to explore how to foster and grow their relationship with their child(ren). This interactive group class involves sharing, learning and growing together.

The Nurturing Father’s curriculum is an average 6 months long with each month sharing a different theme and adapted to those participating. Classes are held virtually every Thursday from 3:00pm-3:45pm using Google Meet. Interested fathers can join classes at any point throughout the curriculum. 

** To be eligible, fathers must reside in Wood County. If interested, please email Lue Chang (lchang@co.wood.wi.us) with the following information and individuals will be contacted.

  1. Name
  2. Phone number
  3. Mailing Address

Dates and times of the parenting class will be determined after connecting with all individuals who are interested. This will insure for dates and times that will work best for everyone.


DHS Awards $1.2 Million to Birth to 3 Programs

Posted 6/16/2020 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us

DHS Awards $1.2 Million to Local Programs to Support Innovation in Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Children

Birth to 3 Program Social-Emotional Grantees,

A press release will be issued from the Department of Health Services shortly highlighting issuance of the social-emotional innovation grants and listing all grantees.

You can read the content of the press release here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/061520.htm

We are very excited about this opportunity and the proposals that you have developed and the impact across early intervention in Wisconsin.

Thank you.

Bureau of Children’s Services


Posted 2/11/2020 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
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The ELEVATE program is a free and voluntary program for non-custodial parents in seeking employment and training opportunities, parenting classes and relationship development with their child(ren) and co-parent.

The ELEVATE program identifies parents strengths, needs and preferences, to offer individualized services. The programs goal is to increase employability through job seeking skills, education and training, and work experience opportunities.

In partnership with Wood County Child Support and CW Solutions, the ELEVATE Program serves non-custodial parents in Wood County. For more information, please visit https://changewithin.net/


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