Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Home Visiting


The Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System – Milwaukee recognizes the importance of a happy, healthy, and strong relationship between a parent and child. Our Home Visiting program teaches just that, including impactful child development, positive parenting skills, and decreasing child abuse and neglect. By partnering and supporting parents during pregnancy and early childhood, we can build safe, nurturing environments where children can reach their optimal potential. We travel across the state of Wisconsin to ensure the future of Home Visiting, starting with you. Please refer to our training calendar for a list of upcoming locations and dates.

Home Visiting Training and Course Descriptions

We provide low-cost, comprehensive training and assistance for a variety of health, social service, and community-based family support organizations. Our specialized focus on supporting home visitors, their supervisors, and program managers has positively impacted the industry of Home Visiting in the state of Wisconsin for almost 20 years. Training is available statewide and open to all. Our Course Descriptions page which has detailed information about the individual trainings we offer. To learn about our training opportunities for professionals, please visit our PDS Online System or view the Home Visiting Calendar.


Interested in taking a Home Visiting course through the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership? Registration is completed through PDS Online System for all Wisconsin trainings, courses, and locations. We highly recommend signing up as soon as possible, as courses typically fill to capacity on a first come, first serve basis. Please consult your supervisor or the identified training personnel within your agency for any questions about which courses you are required to take. If you do not have an account in PDS already, please use this guide here for instructions on setting up a home visitor account.  For additional help in this process you can contact wcwpds-mke@uwm.edu

Home Visiting Trainers

Our professional trainers are carefully chosen based on their unique educational backgrounds and years of experience. They are eager to share their knowledge through a variety of topics and positively impact the future of Home Visiting. Learn more about our individual trainers here.



Fulfilling the Promise Conference

Fulfilling the Promise is an annual three-day conference for over 300 home visitors, program managers, and parent educators who provide endless support and education to parents of young children. Participants work in a variety of Family Resource Centers, private agencies, health departments, hospitals, social service departments, and early childhood centers across the state of Wisconsin. Fulfilling the Promise provides engaging workshops, keynote speakers and presentations, and in-depth learning opportunities on a wide range of topics. More information can be found here.

HFA and PAT Models

Our training program offers trainings for Healthy Families America and Parents as Teachers. More information on those trainings can be found in our Training Descriptions. Our website is also houses websites for the Wisconsin chapters of these models. The websites can be found using the links below.

Healthy Families America – Wisconsin
Parents as Teachers – Wisconsin