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Family Services & Programs
Case Management Services for Children & Families
As part of ongoing adult, children’s or juvenile court cases social workers provide case management to coordinate services for children, adults and families. Case management might involve home and school visits, drug testing, coordination of therapy and treatment, monitoring of compliance with ordered services and assessment of progress of treatment plans or court conditions. Case management services are developed specific to each individual and their needs and can involve monitoring many different services.
Child Abuse / Neglect Investigations
Reports of child abuse, neglect and maltreatment are addressed through assessment and investigation. Local law enforcement agencies may or may not be involved depending on the individual circumstances. Certain professionals in our community are mandated reporters of child abuse; physicians, nurses, dentists, social workers, teachers, child care providers, police officers, clergy and many others. People in these professions are required by law to report abuse, neglect and maltreatment to our agency.
Child Care Provider Certification
Find information about obtaining certification to provide child care.
Child (newborn) Safety
This information will explain a safe place for a newborn child.
Custody Studies & Step-Parent Adoption
Access information about family court custody and step-parent adoption.
Foster Home Licensing
Foster parents provide a temporary home for a child or children until they are able to reunite with their birth parents or a family member. Foster children range in age from birth to eighteen. Is foster parenting for you? Being a foster parent requires flexibility, a good sense of humor, a willingness to grow and learn and a commitment to provide a safe, stable, nurturing and loving home for a child. There are no fees to become a foster parent. With a completed application, it takes from 4-6 months to go through the process but this time frame varies. Once you are approved to become licensed, the type of child you want to parent will affect how quickly a child can be placed with you. For more information on Foster Parenting, please contact the Foster Care Coordinator at 715-373-6144.
Kinship Care Program
Learn about the Kinship Care Program.
Out of home placements are used as a last resort in different situations a family may be experiencing. Some of the reasons may be if a child cannot be maintained safely in their own home due to abuse, neglect or maltreatment by the primary caregivers, or if the child is experiencing extreme behavioral and/or mental health issues or if the child has committed a crime and is on delinquency order. Each child and family is looked at individually and a plan of action is created by looking at the needs of the child to address their specific situation.