DCFS INFO MEMO 2001- 04

     February 21, 2001

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

 

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator
Re: Foster Parent Insurance Program Brochure

Attached is a copy of the recently revised brochure entitled "The Foster/Treatment Foster and Family-Operated Group Home Insurance Program." The publication number for this brochure is PFS-2010.

This program has been in existence for over ten years and we have approved hundreds of claims under the program. This is one method by which we can provide some support to our valued foster parents. At the same time, I and other Division staff meet regularly with groups of foster parents in various venues and have been informed that not all foster parents are aware of the program's existence.

It would be appreciated if you would assure that all of your foster parents receive a copy of this brochure. In addition, it should be provided to all new foster parents at the time of licensure or at some point in the licensure process.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT: Area Administrator
CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Mark S. Mitchell, Manager
Child Welfare Services Section
DHFS/DCFS/BPP
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: (608) 266-2860
FAX: (608) 264-6750
E-Mail: mitchms@dhfs.state.wi.us

Attachment: 

The Foster/Treatment Foster and Family-Operated Group Home Insurance Program Brochure (PDF  40 kb)

cc: County Foster Care Coordinators
Private Foster Care Agency Contact Persons

 


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