Resources and education for foster parents

There is a range of resources and educational opportunities for foster parents and families.

Discounts for foster parents

Check out local businesses that offer discounts to foster parents

Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services

Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services (DMCPS) works with families to ensure the safety and well-being of children. With its many community partners, DMCPS provides services to families in crisis that help keep children safely in the home. When it is necessary, DMCPS looks to foster and adoptive families to provide temporary and permanent homes for children who cannot live with their parents.

Foster Parent Newsflash

The Foster Parent Newsflash is a monthly publication that offers tips and provides resources to foster parents. Read the current version of Foster Parent Newsflash (PDF).

Foster parent training opportunities

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership for Professional Development is part of 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 Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services. The program provides training and development programs to public child welfare staff employed by the DMCPS and its private partner agencies, and foster/adoptive families licensed by the DMCPS.

Just in Time training through Florida’s Quality Parenting Initiative provides additional on line training opportunities around a variety of topics. To learn more visit 



Medical, dental, mental health

Milwaukee Public Schools

Resources for families and children

Support for foster parents