Home visiting programs offer a variety of family-focused services to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children. They address issues such as maternal and child health, positive parenting practices, safe home environments, and access to services. Either before their child’s birth or in their child’s first few years of life, families are voluntarily matched with trained professionals who provide information and support related to children’s healthy development, the parent-child relationship and the importance of early learning. Research shows that in a child’s brain development, this early time is critical to later success in school and life. Parents who partner with home visitors learn how to seek prenatal care, find positive solutions to stressful circumstances, develop healthy parent-child interactions and set goals for the future that improve families’ self-sufficiency. To get a better understanding watch this video from a parents perspective of their view of home visiting.More Information
The New Staff Safety Intervention Training Academy is a new staff training program designed specifically to meet the needs of workers beginning positions with the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare and its partner agencies. More Information
The Foundation Series for Supervisors provides the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to supervise child welfare casework and effectively guide and develop staff members. More Information
MCWP offers a variety of Continuing Education courses that change in response to agency needs and statewide priorities. Our Continuing Education offerings cover a broad range of topics and skills which encourage ongoing professional development for employees at all levels of child welfare practice. Courses address topics such as domestic violence, mental health issues, ethics, alcohol and other drugs, teaming, engaging, and safety.
The Foster Parent Training Program provides initial and ongoing support to foster and adoptive parents. All aspects of the program aim to give foster/adoptive parents the knowledge, skill, coaching, peer support and resources they need to provide nurturing care to the children they parent both temporarily and permanently. More Information