Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Home Visiting and Other Related Professionals Training Information

Home Visiting and Other Related Professionals Training Information


Home Visiting and Early Childhood Family Support professionals share similar experiences and targeted outcomes of their work in partnering with families of children prenatally through the preschool years. While we developed many of our offerings to meet the needs of home visiting professionals we provide many training op-portunities that provide knowledge and skills for a variety of professionals partnering with these families. To learn more about home visiting specifically as a service delivery, please click here to watch a brief video.

Our professional development is open to all professionals in this field of supporting families prenatally through early childhood (public health, PNCC providers, Birth to Three, community health care workers, mental health consultants and others), and we work hard to provide accessible learning opportunities through online, blended and in-person formats. Recognizing that resources are limited in many programs and organizations, professional development is offered at low costs with some opportunities provided free of charge. This allows professionals to connect with national frameworks, essential training on required tools and deeper levels of skills and knowledge needed to partner with families of diverse backgrounds and challenges.


Upcoming Training events/ Registration


Registration for our sessions is done through our system called PDS online. Participants must sign up for an account and create a profile. At this time, participants will be invoiced for their registration fees. You can view Course descriptions here. You will also find the calendar for the upcoming year here with links to the PDS registration page for your convenience. Additional events may be added and the calendar linked here will be updated. We also send out flyers and reminders of upcoming events through our listserv.

Registration and continuing education units (CEU) are found through our PDS online registration system. If you do not have a profile / account already set up, please use this guide to support you in setting up your account. For additional support please reach out to wcwpds-mke@uwm.edu . This guide will also provide information on how to access information on course completion and continuing education units. Click here for the PDS guide. You and your designated supervisor will be able to access a running record of the professional development offerings that you have completed through this site. You can also input other training you attend into your record. In addition to finding events in PDS, you can see a list of offerings through our calendar link below.

Training Offerings CalendarClick here!

In addition to general professional development our program provides state level training, technical assistance and ongoing fidelity implementation support to Parents as Teachers affiliates and curriculum users, as well as Healthy Families America programs in Wisconsin. For more information specific to our Wisconsin state offices for these models, please use the links below to click to the Wisconsin PAT and HFA pages.