Document iconNew Resources Now Available for Child Welfare-Involved Parents

New resources are now available for parents engaged with Wisconsin’s child welfare system! "An Introduction to Child Welfare for Parents, by Parents" and "Understanding the Language of Child Welfare: A Resource for Parents" provide an introduction to the child welfare system, cover what parents may expect from the system and the process and define child welfare terms parents may hear or see. 

Lived experience voice is necessary to transforming the child welfare system and creating better outcomes for children and families. The Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Division of Safety and Permanence (DSP) created these resources in collaboration with parents who have lived expertise, alongside county and tribal partners. 

As DCF continues to strengthen lived experience efforts, DSP has invested in creating a Lived Experience Academy in partnership with the Office of Children's Mental Health. The Lived Experience Academy is available for individuals in one of DSP's lived experience stakeholder groups and those with lived experience who are supporting local county and/or agency efforts. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Bregetta Wilson

For more information on how Wisconsin is elevating lived experience in child welfare and to learn how to get involved, visit DCF’s Lived Experience page