There is a range of resources and educational opportunities for foster parents and families.
Check out local businesses that offer discounts to foster parents.
The Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare (BMCW) works with families to ensure the safety and well-being of children. With its many community partners, BMCW provides services to families in crisis that help keep children safely in the home. When it is necessary, BMCW looks to foster and adoptive families to provide temporary and permanent homes for children who cannot live with their parents.
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).
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 Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. The program provides 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.
Childcare Authorization Process
Child Care Search
WI SHARES cheat sheet
Special Needs Child Care Program
WI SHARES fact sheet
Young Star Ratings
Young Star tiered reimbursement
Children's Court information for foster families
Foster Parent appeals rights
Rehab Review process.
Child Medical and Dental Providers
Milwaukee Child and Family Counseling, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services
Mental Health America of Wisconsin Therapist Search
Free and reduced meals
MPS school selection guide
MPS free tutoring resources
Birth to Three
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services Parklawn Family Resource Center
Natural hair blogs
Preparing children for transition
Training workbook/hair and skin care
Adoption tax credit
Ask your worker
Child Wish Fund
Complaint resolution process
Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center
Welcome letter/Connecting Bridges
Foster Parent Advisory Council
Foster Parent Liaison/Advocate
Welcome letter/Community Services
Initial placement checklist
Milwaukee Child Welfare partnership
National Foster Parent Association
National Resource Center for Foster Parents