Family Steps

Ozaukee Family Services partners with Ozaukee County Human Services to provide the Family Steps Program in Ozaukee County. The Family Steps Program provides a continuum of free services to children (ages 0-14) and families in Ozaukee County. Following a comprehensive assessment, Family Steps works with families to identify areas in need of intervention and will then develop an effective treatment plan to help resolve on-going issues. Services provided include:

  • Behavior Modification
  • Parenting skills enhancement
  • Education and prevention
  • Helping families effectively utilize community resources

The Incredible Years

The Incredible Years is an 8-week evidence-based parenting course that helps promote the social, emotional, and academic success of kids ages 2-10. Parents learn how to prevent, reduce, and treat emotional challenges in children through a positive and nurturing approach. The program also allows parents to build a support network with other parents experiencing similar challenges. This course runs several times a year, both at OFS and at area schools. Click here for more details.

Parent Education and Support Workshops

Parent Education and Support (PEAS) programming includes workshops, support groups and evidence-based programs for parents of children age 0 – 18 residing in Ozaukee County. Visit our WORKSHOPS page for our latest listing of PEAS Groups and Workshops.

Parents As Teachers

Through Parents As Teachers (PAT) you can build a strong foundation for a child’s future and enhance your satisfaction as a parent. Click here to watch a short video with an overview of the program.

Parents As Teachers is an international evidence-based program for expecting parents or parents with children age 0 – 5 that promotes optimal early development, learning and health. The program includes:

  • Personalized visits by a certified parent educator. During these visits educators share pertinent information on brain research and child development, and provide non-judgmental feedback, support, ideas, activities and suggestions for stimulating a child’s development to coincide with key opportunities for learning. These visits can take place in the client’s home, in our office, at a park, or virtually.
  • Group meetings with parents to share experiences, gain insight and explore topics of interest.
  • Periodic screenings of a child’s development, hearing and vision.
  • A network of resources for special services beyond the scope of the program.

Visit our PAT Corner for fun ideas and activities to do at home.


Rainbows is a program for children and adolescents (K-12) who are dealing with major family changes such as divorce or death. The 12-session program seeks to provide a “rainbow” after the storm in a child’s life. Its goals are to help participants understand and express their feelings, to build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and to direct their energy toward a healthy acceptance of the changes that have taken place. Limited free childcare is available for younger siblings. For more information, including dates and times of sessions, click here.

A concurrent parent group is available for any interested parents to help them understand how they can best support their child(ren) as they navigate through the changes in their lives.

Compassionate and empathetic volunteers are needed as facilitators in this program. Please email our Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested.

Beyond Divorce

Beyond Divorce is an educational program for parents going through separation or divorce. The course helps parents cope more effectively with the challenges that often result from divorce, teaches them how to help their children cope during the stressful transition, and provides tools and strategies for conflict resolution, healthy communication and self-care. Parents learn tools for healthy co-parenting so that everyone in the family can maintain healthy relationships. How the program works:

  • Parents attend one 4-hour class. Divorcing parents must attend separate sessions.
  • Each parent attending must call to register individually for the course.
  • Beyond Divorce fulfills the court requirement of four hours of co-parenting education.

The $75 program fee must be paid prior to class. To register please call us at 262-376-7774.