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Treatment Foster Care Blog

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Core Values May 20, 2021 | Written By Family Works

Family Works is a child-placing agency, committed to creating healing home environments for children. We provide a supportive, comprehensive approach – utilizing trauma informed care – to help children and families reach their full potential. We are committed to creating a healthy environment for all members of the Family Works Programs community, a community in […]

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Treatment Foster Care: What is it? February 23, 2021 | Written By Family Works

In this article we’ll  demystify treatment foster care and give you a glimpse of what treatment foster care looks like in reality.

Becoming a Foster Parent Live Q & A
Becoming a Foster Parent Live Q and A January 20, 2021 | Written By Family Works

  Join Family Works staff and foster parents for a Zoom call to learn more about fostering with our agency. About this Event If you have a passion for helping kids and are looking to give back to your community, fostering could be a good fit for you! Our information session will help you answer […]

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Family Works: Making Families “Work” for over 31 Years January 12, 2021 | Written By Family Works

As Family Works wraps up our 30th year of supporting families throughout Wisconsin, we pay tribute to our founding passions that still hold true today. We began as a small agency focused on supporting foster youth. In 30 years, we have grown to be a bigger agency but remain grounded in our values of empowering families and building a tight-knit community.

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8 Myths about Foster Care December 9, 2020 | Written By Family Works

During the licensing process, we receive many questions about foster care and recognize there are many false ideas about foster care that exist. We’re here to dispel those myths. We hope you will leave with a better understanding of foster care and may even recognize how qualified you are to be a foster parent! 1. […]

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Resources to help you learn what it’s like to be a foster parent December 1, 2020 | Written By Family Works

Our goal at Family Works is to equip our foster families and staff with the tools necessary to effectively support our youth in care. This series will feature a variety of resources we have found helpful on topics applicable to parenting and foster care.   Are you considering becoming a foster parent but are unsure […]

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How Family Works Will Help You Be a Great Foster Parent November 30, 2020 | Written By Family Works

Once you’ve decided to become a foster parent, the next decision you’ll make is where and how to become licensed. This decision is crucial. In Wisconsin, foster parents can be licensed through their county or through a private treatment foster care agency. At Family Works, we believe our private treatment foster care agency will make […]

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5 Reasons to Become a Respite Care Provider in Wisconsin November 19, 2020 | Written By Family Works

Respite providers are a vital part of treatment foster care teams. In the general sense, respite is a break or period of rest in a busy schedule. Our respite providers care for children either in their home or the foster home. This allows foster parents to get the break they need to re-energize and continue […]

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The Importance of Birth Family Connection November 10, 2020 | Written By Family Works

Supporting a foster child’s relationship with their biological family is as essential as providing food, shelter and other basic needs. Family Works foster parents and staff were fortunate enough to learn from Alice Egan about how to facilitate these crucial relationships in our October 2020 virtual training.     “The best and most effective foster […]

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The Urgent Need for Foster Parents in Wisconsin October 21, 2020 | Written By Family Works

Wisconsin foster youth need homes now. The need for more homes existed before the COVID-19 pandemic and has only increased over the past 6 months. If you’ve ever considered becoming a foster parent, this is the time to apply. Right now foster families and respite providers are needed more than ever. Youth are in desperate […]

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