Foster family resources and education

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.

Read the State of Wisconsin Foster Parent Handbook to learn more.

Foster Family Newsflash

The Foster Family Newsflash is a monthly publication that offers tips and provides resources to foster parents.

Educational Videos

Check out our educational videos related to foster parenting.

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.




Medical, dental, mental health

Milwaukee Public Schools

Resources for families and children

Support for foster parents

Learn about foster care and adoption:

(414) 543-HERO

Treatment Foster Care offices:

  • Baraboo Region –
    (608) 356-3019
  • Eau Claire Region –
    (715) 835-5915
  • Fox Valley/Green Bay Region
    (920) 969-7941
  • Madison Region –
    (608) 221-3511
  • Milwaukee/Southeast Region
    (414) 292-4093

Email us (English or Español).

Have a foster parent contact me.

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