Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

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This past Mother’s Day about $1.9 billion dollars’ worth of flowers and $2.2 billion dollars in ties and other clothing items were spent to purchase gifts on Father’s Day. So, why is it that Parents’ Day, held on the fourth Sunday in July, usually passes without anyone noticing?

While Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are wonderful tributes to the individual parent, it is Parents’ Day that should be more meaningful because it recognizes that kids do better when both parents are active and engaged in their lives.

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.

50 current and former foster youth were honored for their academic accomplishments at a special celebration held today at the Wisconsin Executive Residence. First Lady Tonette Walker joined Department of Children and Families Secretary Eloise Anderson for DCF’s sixth annual Foster Youth Graduation Ceremony, which recognizes young adults for their recent graduations from high school or other post-secondary educational milestones.

First Lady Tonette Walker and Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Eloise Anderson honored six outstanding foster families, a foster youth, and numerous foster care advocates at a special ceremony in the Assembly Chamber of the State Capitol.

Six families received a 2018 Governor’s Foster Care Awards, recognizing the inspiring efforts of foster families throughout Wisconsin. Receiving awards were: Josh and Jamie Blau of Seymour, Pam Mathias and Tammy Stodola of Verona, Roger and Phyllis Nagel of Bruce, Bob and Nan Pieper of Sun Prairie, Janice and Raymond Stelzer of Plover, and Cary and Natalie Underwood of Menomonee Falls.

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) has joined the statewide campaign to strengthen children and families in a novel way – with the launch of a community-wide license plate campaign. In partnership with the Celebrate Children Foundation, DCF is calling on you to purchase a Celebrate Children license plate which supports increased access to education, programs and services designed to strengthen families across Wisconsin.

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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