Links and Educational Opportunities
Discounts for foster parents
Check out this list of local businesses that offer discounts to foster parents.
The Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare
The Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare 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.
Foster Parent Newsflash
The Foster Parent Newsflash is a monthly publication that offers tips and provides resources to foster parents. Read the current version.
The UWM-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership for Professional Development
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership for Professional Development 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. The program provides 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.
UWM plays vital role in foster care
The University of Wisconsin−Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare is a key player in helping to provide safe and caring homes by providing training for licensed foster parents in Milwaukee County as well as BMCW staff. Follow the link to read the entire story.