The Wisconsin Family Connections Center works diligently to provide information and resources to not only families, children, and youth but also to child welfare professionals. We continually research and look to locate guides, best practice articles, and other tools that may be beneficial for workers.

First Nations Fostering Materials

You are welcome to use the images from the First Nations Fostering campaign in your work to announce information sessions, family events, or other important information for families and potential families in your area. Simply right-click on the image below to download the image you would like to use.


Resource Guides

Sign Up for Emails

  • Foster Care Footnotes is a quarterly email newsletter for Foster Care Coordinators and related child welfare professionals.
  • The Quarterly Wisconsin Family Connections Center Newsletter includes information for all child welfare professionals across Wisconsin.

Recorded Training

Self-Paced Recruitment Series

This Self-Paced Recruitment Series is an adaptation of an original series created by the Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Children & Families in 2017. The series is intended to provide training and support to Foster Care Coordinators and recruitment teams from counties, private child placing agencies, and Tribes looking to learn recruitment basics and strategies.

The recordings and exercises below have been paired and sectioned into four parts that can be completed in as little as four weeks. This content allows for private, public, and Tribal agencies to have access to on-demand recruitment training that they can complete at their own pace.

Support from Wisconsin Family Connections Center staff is available upon request as individuals work through the curriculum.

Please share your feedback about the Self-paced Recruitment Series with us by taking a short survey. Your input is very much appreciated and will be considered as we modify existing resources and create new ones.

Recorded Training Sessions

Below is a list of past training sessions specifically for workers in the child welfare field.

Upon completing this training, users of PDS Online are encouraged to add it as external training to their transcripts. Please consult the Master PDS Guide for assistance.

Please remind your supervisor to complete the process by approving this external training in PDS Online.