Child Welfare Professional Development Program

New Staff Development
Initial training for new child welfare staff is designed specifically to meet the immediate needs of those entering case-carrying positions with DMCPS and its contract agencies.

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Supervisory Development
The Foundation Series for Supervisors provides the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to supervise child welfare casework and effectively guide and develop staff members.

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Continuing Education
The Continuing Education training program at the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership provides a broad spectrum of post-foundation trainings and learning activities. The mission of the Continuing Education training program is to enhance child welfare practice knowledge and skill to support our partner agency objectives and the Wisconsin Practice Model.

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Foster, Adoptive, and Relative Parents Training Program

The Parents Training Program provides initial and ongoing support to foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. All aspects of the program aim to give foster/adoptive parents the knowledge, skill, coaching, peer support and resources they need to provide nurturing care to the children they parent both temporarily and permanently.

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Home Visiting Program

Home visiting programs offer a variety of family-focused services to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children. They address issues such as maternal and child health, positive parenting practices, safe home environments, and access to services. Either before their child’s birth or in their child’s first few years of life, families are voluntarily matched with trained professionals who provide information and support related to children’s healthy development, the parent-child relationship and the importance of early learning. Research shows that in a child’s brain development, this early time is critical to later success in school and life. Parents who partner with home visitors learn how to seek prenatal care, find positive solutions to stressful circumstances, develop healthy parent-child interactions and set goals for the future that improve families’ self-sufficiency. To get a better understanding, watch this video from a parents perspective of their view of home visiting.

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