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Youth Work Learning Center


The Youth Work Learning Center is an education, research and staff development resource for child and youth workers. With our partner, the Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals, we provide relevant, high-quality services for people who work with youth – empowering them to implement the most effective programs possible.


Many participants take online and in-house continuing education and credit courses to enhance their skills in a variety of areas such as residential group care, community youth, after-school programming and foster care.

All youth workers, whether they are called childcare workers, youth development workers, foster parents, house parents, mental health workers or other titles, require a common base of knowledge and skills.

The Center is a leading provider of training, education and research. Our goal is to provide the youth care profession with the highest quality educational experiences, and remain the leader in research and development in the youth work field.


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  Program Areas  
Advanced Seminars
Credit Courses
Master's in Youth Work - a Concentration in Cultural Foundations of Education
Youth Work Credit Certificate for UWM Degree Seeking Students

Afterschool/School-Age Curricular Framework Training

Fri., Oct. 9-Oct. 10

Fri., Oct. 9-Oct. 10

Fri., Oct. 9-Oct. 10

Fri., Oct. 9-Oct. 10

  Dates To Be Announced  
Guiding Children's Behaviors in Afterschool/School-Age Programs Training
  2015 WACYCP Annual Conference
  National Youth Care Worker Certification Testing Dates for Wisconsin - 2015
  Osher Scholarships
  Staff Development and Technical Assistance
For more information, contact:
Quinn Wilder,, 414-227-3172
Shari Vinluan, Director,, 414-227-3223


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