Child Welfare Licensed Facility Resources Licensed Child Welfare Facilities in Wisconsin make a difference every day by protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the children in caring out-of-home environments. The Department of Children and Families supports licensed facilities to assist in coordinating and providing care for children. Forms and Publications The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has created forms and publications for use by group homes, residential care centers, shelter care facilities, and child placing agencies. Some, but not all, of these forms are mandatory as noted in the forms status column. These items are searchable by facility type. Rate Regulation Yearly DCF is required to establish a per client rate that each group home, residential care center or child placing agency may charge. Child Welfare Licensing eMail Notification Sign Up All facilities licensed by the Child Welfare Licensing section are required to sign up to receive email notifications issued by the Division of Safety and Permanence within the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The policy memos create or explain requirements for child welfare agencies. Agencies must follow the instruction or interpretations explained. Learn more about Child Welfare Licensing Rate Regulation. Contracting with Milwaukee County Child Protective Services The Division of Milwaukee County Child Protective Services (DMCPS) contracts services with many out-of-home providers. If you currently have a licensed facility learn more about registering your: Group Home Residential Care Center Shelter Care Child Placing Agency List of Approved Service Providers Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides a list of approved Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) providers and courses for care staff. Fire Safety Program, Medication Administration - Instructor Registry for Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) training. State Websites Resources and programs offered by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families regarding Child Protective Services including contact information for reporting child abuse. The Wisconsin Immunization Registry provides a look up to track immunization dates for Wisconsin children. Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) provides information about staying healthy in Wisconsin. including available resources. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) provides information on education in Wisconsin. Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention Resources Self-Injury Outreach and Support provides information and resources for individuals who participate in self-injury and people trying to help someone who self-injures. The Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy outlines the steps that can be taken by community participants to prevent suicide. Zero Suicide, In Health and Behavioral Health Care offers tools including a suicide prevention lifeline, working to get to zero suicides by patients receiving mental health treatment. Hopeline is a text based suicide prevention lifeline available to those in need of support. Text ”HOPELINE to 741-741" Trauma Informed Care National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternative to Seclusion and Restraint (NCTIC) provides information on Trauma-Informed Approach and Trauma-Informed resources. National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides tools to help children cope with traumatic stress in their lives as well as resources for adults in the lives of children who have experienced traumatic stress. Supporting a Trauma-Informed Approach Resource Tool. DCF has developed, in partnership with facilities, a tool to support agencies in building a trauma-informed treatment model, a requirement of QRTP certification. Supporting a Trauma-Informed Approach Resource Tool provides an overview of trauma-informed care, as well as a self-assessment form. Addtional Resources A Youth Guide to Treatment and Treatment Planning outlines the purpose of treatment and treatment planning to encourage the youth to be an active participant in their care. Association of Children's Residential Centers (ACRC) provides resources and events for professionals working with children placed in residential centers. Dose of Reality, Drug Take Back Locations is map of prescription drug drop offs in Wisconsin. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides a registry and information about children who are missing including active Amber Alerts. Wisconsin Association of Family and Children's Agencies (WAFCA) is a member organization for child agency providers in Wisconsin.