Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

Disclaimer

Through their dedication and caring, professionals in the field of social work throughout the state have a positive effect on Wisconsin children, parents, and families. Touching individual lives, these professionals play a key role in how the Department of Children and Families helps children, youth, parents, and communities. In observance of Social Work Month in March, Secretary Emilie Amundson will recognize and honor Wisconsin's outstanding professionals in the field of social work.

Attention child care providers! Are you in compliance with the new background check policy? The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is making child care safer by ensuring that individuals working with or in proximity to children have not committed violent crimes, child abuse or sexual offenses. Learn more about the new background check process and how to request background checks using the Provider Portal by visiting our Licensing Background Check Requirements page.

In an effort to shed light on the issue of trafficking in Wisconsin, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) has recently launched the WI, We Need to Talk public awareness campaign.

Aimed at informing Wisconsin citizens about youth sex trafficking, the WI, We Need to Talk campaign can help you recognize the warning signs of trafficking that could be taking place in your community, and what you can do to help the young people who might be at risk.

Do you know which child care providers have star power? With DCF's YoungStar website, accessing quality child care for working parents will be easier than ever! Together we can help Wisconsin's little stars shine bright!

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