Pediatric Resources & Classes
Parenting is the most challenging job that you'll never receive formal training for. Because kids don't come with instruction manuals, it helps to have resources and classes available at your fingertips. We’re here to support you every step of the way.
Classes & events
Family LEAP Program
Are you ready to get healthy as a family? Family LEAP (Learn, Eat, Active Play) is a 12-week weight management program for children, ages 7-16, who are at risk for weight-related health problems. A referral is needed prior to enrolling. To learn more, contact your child's primary care provider or call (608) 775-2599.
Parents Raising Resilient Children
Have you ever been stumped about how to handle your child’s behavior? You’re not alone. This free program will equip you with effective strategies to raise healthy and resilient children. A supervised children's program will be held at the same time and location, at no cost.
Teen Car Control Clinic
Young people are at a greater risk for traffic accidents due to one reason—lack of experience. This free program offers teen drivers a chance to hone their skills and prepare for dangerous situations that may arise on the road. Clinics are typically held in the spring and fall.
Immunizations are one of the best ways to protect your child against dangerous childhood diseases. It’s important to follow a regular schedule and make sure your child is immunized at the right time.
Our patient education library is a free online resource for patients and families. View educational handouts and videos, recommended by your trusted Gundersen healthcare providers. Pediatric topics span from infancy through adolescence.
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Did you know that traumatic experiences during childhood can put kids at higher risk for chronic disease, mental illness and substance abuse later in life? Your child’s provider may screen for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) while taking their medical history.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for 15-to-24-year-olds. Studies have shown there are warning signs in most suicide attempts. That's why it's important to know the warning signs and get help for your child if you see them.
Mental health FAQs for parents
Adolescence is a time of many changes. At times, even typical adolescent behavior can be challenging. You may wonder where to turn. Our Behavioral Health experts answer your frequently asked questions (FAQs) and offer resources if your child needs help.
Child protection services
As mandated reporters, our doctors (and care professionals who care for children) are required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to a county or law enforcement. It will be reported to meet legal criteria and ensure the immediate safety of the child.
Healthy habits with 5-2-1-0
Childhood obesity is a serious problem, affecting 19.3% of children and adolescents in the U.S. But, there are ways we can turn this number around. Use the 5-2-1-0 rule as your family's guide every day.
Transitioning to adult care
Between the ages of 18 and 21, most adolescent patients in Pediatrics will start seeing a primary care provider who cares for adults. Family Medicine providers will continue to see adolescents into adulthood.
In times of need, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® at Gundersen is there. Through generous support, we help children and families in our 25-county service area fighting all types of medical battles—no matter where they receive care.