The Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, Children's Hospital Community Services, SaintA and the UW-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership are launching a Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) in Milwaukee. This initiative comes from the ongoing desire to place a high value on recruiting, retaining and supporting quality foster parents.
Our next step in the implementation of this initiative is to inform key agency staff, community partners and foster/relative families more about the initiative from YLC consultant and developer of QPI, Carole Schauffer. We are hoping you will attend ONE of our upcoming information sessions to hear more details.
Wednesday, October 22nd
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Penfield Children's Center
833 N 26th Street Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, October 23rd
9:00 am - 11:00 am
UW-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership
4425 N. Port Washington Road
Eastlake Towers/Columbia St. Marys building) Suite 400
Click here to see our flyer for more details!
Paige Thompson (Ongoing Case Manager, SaintA) gave one of the student speeches at our New Training Academy October 2013 Cohort graduation ceremony. For a written transcript of her inspiring speech and more pictures for the January 31st 2014 ceremony, check out out Facebook page. Congratulations to all the graduates!
On November 4 through November 7 the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership hosted trainers from the Jordan Institute at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Trainers Rodney Little and Tonia Jackson presented two trainings to staff from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, Integrated Family Services, and Professional Services groups. The trainings focused on helping staff improve skills related to Family Interaction and Engaging Families through the Change Process. Two webinars will be scheduled early in the calender year 2014 to further address practice issues and additional training needs.
On Friday October 18th the MCWP held a graduation ceremony for the July 2013 Training Academy cohort. The Honorable M. Joseph Donald from Milwaukee County Circuit Court gave the keynote address. Congratulations graduates!
On April 4th, 2013, the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership hosted a "Fatherhood Conference." The conference featured guest speakers Eloise Anderson, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Dr Stan Stojkovic, Dean of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and keynote speaker Dr. David Pate from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. The conference also featured a panel of fathers who have been involved with the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. Participants had the opportunity to participate in a number of afternoon workshops that were designed to help workers engage fathers in the child welfare process.