The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare partners with agencies across Wisconsin to provide professional development and training.

Local Milwaukee communities benefit from faculty and staff with a knowledge base in child welfare, trauma-informed care, substance use, and behavioral and mental health conditions. Partnerships provide services to some of the state’s most underserved populations.

The Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (WCWPDS) provides training and professional development to child welfare social workers in Milwaukee County, foster and adoptive families, home visitors and early childhood professionals, and congregate care staff statewide.

HBSSW faculty provide program oversight and consult on instruction and evaluation.
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The Title IV-E Public Child Welfare Training Program (CWTP) supports students who have career interests in child welfare. The program promotes the professional development of current and future leaders, supervisors and managers in child welfare, while providing financial assistance to students in return for employment with IV-E-eligible child welfare organizations in Milwaukee and surrounding counties.
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The Training for Adoption Competency Program (TAC) is based on defined competencies and designed to enhance the skills of professionals working with adoptees and their families. Curriculum developers use feedback from participants and trainers to inform content – this ensures relevancy as it relates to practice.
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