Child Abuse and Neglect Program
(Child Protective Services)

Informational Memos

Number &
Issue Date 
Subject
Brochures
01-12
7/22
It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child . . . But Sometimes It Does
Death Reporting
01-02
2/8
Revised Death Reporting Form and Procedures
96-22
Death Reporting Instructions 
96-14
Introducing the First Annual Summary of the Department of Health and Social Services Death Investigations Under 1989 Wisconsin Act 336
95-29
Revised Death Reporting Instructions 
95-28
Revised Death Reporting Instructions
94-39
Expectation to Report Act 336 Deaths
94-27
Death Report Form
94-26
Death Report Form
Infant Relinquishment
04-09
8/2
Chapter HFS 39:  Relinquishing Custody of a Newborn Child
01-10
6/27
Enactment of Act 2, Relinquishing Custody of a Newborn Child
Information Sharing
DSP Infomemo
2013-10
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Wisconsin
DSP Memo
2008-03
10/20
Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act Questions and Answers
2007-05
9/25
Child Welfare Disaster Planning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Template Documents for Use in Disaster Planning
2006-24
11/30
Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, Public Law 109-248
2006-23
11/29
Changes to WI Chapter 48 Made During the 2005-06 WI Legislative Session
2006-17
8/31
2005 Wisconsin Act 232: Changes to the Definition of Relatives, the Release of Information to Relatives, and Placement of Children with Relatives after Termination of Parental Rights
Investigation Standards 
2011-13
10/21
Deadlines for Approving and Documenting Initial Assessment Results 
(PDF, 20 kb)
SUPERCEDES DCFS NUMBERED MEMO 2006-07
2011-10
8/25
Risk Ratings for the Initial Assessment Process
2011-09
8/23
Access Review Summary 
2003-05
6/26
Initial Response to 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in Doe v. Heck 
1994-14
1993 Act 230 - Caregiver Definition for the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act 
Ongoing Service Standards and Guidelines
2011-08
7/15
Updates and Outreach and Feedback Sessions for the Child Welfare Ongoing Services Standards and Integrated Case Planning 
2007-06
10/9
New Federal Requirements for Caseworker Visits with Children in Out-of-Home Care
2006-20
10/6
Service Array Survey Results
2006-19
9/19
Data Exchange and System Access Agreement between the Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS) and the Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
  Practice
2012-05
3/30
Benefits and Services Guidebook for Immigrant and Refugee Families  (PDF, 17, kb)
2012-04
3/28
Wisconsin Child Welfare Practice Model  
(PDF, 18 kb)
2011-10
8/25
Risk Ratings for the Initial Assessment Process
2011-09
8/23
Access Review Summary  (PDF, 25 kb)
2011-08
7/15
Updates and Outreach and Feedback Sessions for the Child Welfare Ongoing Services Standards and Integrated Case Planning 
Prevention
2002-13
6/26
Emerging Practices in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention 
Protective Plan
2002-11
7/17
Protective Plan
  Public Disclosure
2011-14
10/21
Wisconsin Child Death Review Teams
Reporting
2013-05
3/4
Mandated Reporter Training
2012-01
1/12
2011 Wisconsin Act 81:  Mandatory of Child Abuse or Neglect by School Employees;
Executive Order # 54: Relating to Supplemental Mandatory Reporting Requirements of Child Abuse and Neglect 
2011-03
4/22
Tracking and Monitoring Timeliness of Initial Face to Face Contact and Timely Completion of Initial Assessment 
2006-06
4/21
2005 Wisconsin Act 113; Manufacturing Methamphetamine as a Form of Child Abuse
2006-04
2/14
ACF Memo on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
2004-04
4/5
Timely Submission of Child Abuse and Neglect Forms 
Safety
2011-15
11/1
Deadline Extension for In-Home Safety Services Competitive Award Process 
1998-06
5/21
Training on Child Safety Assessment and Planning
Sexual Abuse/Assault
2001-21
12/20
Referral of Child Sexual Abuse Repots to Law Enforcement
1999-07
7/26
Child Sexual Abuse Resource List
1996-04
Sexual Assault as Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights 
1995-31
Sexual Assault and Sexual Crimes Against Children 

Last Revised:  September 10, 2013


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