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Coalition meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of every other month from 2:30-4:00pm at the Marquette County Services Center at 480 Underwood Avenue, Montello. Everyone is welcome. We may meet more often - email or call Sue Allen or 608-297-3139.

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Looking for an agency in our area that provides services for Alcohol and other Drug Abuse?

Marquette County and surrounding communities in other counties are home to many agencies that provide services for alcohol and other drug abuse. Learn more

Future Classes

Raising a Thinking Child (RTC)  This class is for parents with children ages 4-7. Children as young as age 4 can behave better when parents learn to use this ingenious approach to talking with your child. Parents who take this class say it is a critical skill every parent should have!! child care and attendance incentives are available. Please call for future dates.

Positive Solutions for Families  This class is for parents with children ages 3-5 who want to learn the basics and lots of tools and positive approaches that are proven to work with children. Child care and attendance incentives are available. Please call for future dates.

Raising Your Spirited Child This class is for parents raising children who are "more." More intense, persistent, sensitive and uncomfortable with change. Childcare is available. Please call for future dates.

Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families Program is for families with children ages 10-14. The whole family, even younger children, enjoy a family dinner and a night out, once a week for seven weeks. Parents and youth learn top-notch information and participate in enjoyable learning activities, while younger children are in child care.

Benefits of this program are many – helps prevent youth substance abuse, brings families closer together, give families the tools that really work to get along and enjoy each other as a family. People love Strengthening Families – you will too!


Strengthening Families Winter 2012 Report - Latest information on parent and youth value for the Winter 2012 Strengthening Family report.

Parent Information Exchange

Parent Information Exchange (PIE) groups will help connect parents within a community via face-to-face and online communications. PIE strives for a parent-centered approach, which means that the parents and professionals associated with PIE do not assume they know what is best for each individual parent. Rather, opportunities, resources and information will be offered based on parents’ interests and concerns. There is freedom for each community to make a PIE that fits their needs as parents.

Parent connections are intended to be helpful and enjoyable moments for mutual support, assistance, information, education, and resources. When parents are connected, families do better and communities benefit.

We are currently reaching out to parents of children of all ages who are interested in participating in a PIE in their local community. We have parents in place to help launch these efforts in Neshkoro, Montello, Westfield and Endeavor. If you'd like to connect with parents in your community or if you're interested in learning more about PIE, please contact Sue Allen, Marquette County UW-Extension Family Living Educator, at (608) 297-3139 or

Parent Pact

The PARENT PACT is a handy, colorful 2-page guide about house rules for parents of teens and tweens. Guidelines about alcohol, bullying, weapons, cellphone and Internet use, and much more. Click here for more info.

PIE Online Community

Find Marquette County parents on Facebook to share tips, ideas, activities, resources – you name it! Click here to go to Facebook Page!

Family Living Contact

Sue Allen, Marquette County UW-Extension Family Living Educator
(608) 297-3139

Marquette County UW-Extension Family Living