What is the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership for Professional Development (MCWPPD)?The UWM-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership for Professional Development (MCWPPD) is a program housed within the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare), in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Children and Families and the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare (BMCW). The MCWPPD is responsible for providing competency based training and development programs to public child welfare staff employed by the BMCW and its private partner agencies and foster/adoptive families licensed by the BMCW.
What are the goals of the MCWPPD?The MCWPPD supports the BMCW commitment to building a highly competent workforce and pool of foster and adoptive parents. As competence is not developed all at once, but continually over the course of service, the MCWPPD's programs are designed to meet the needs that staff or foster/adoptive parents may have at various stages of their development-from the most introductory level through the most advanced.
The MCWPPD also supports BMCW efforts to meet its outcome goals and quality standards. The MCWPPD provides this support by identifying and prioritizing those learning needs most critical to achieving outcomes and upholding quality standards.
What services does the MCWPPD provide?
- Learning needs assessments
- Competency-based curriculum development
- Training delivery using a variety of instructional methods
- Learning evaluation
- Performance analysis and consultation