What We Do
Treatment Foster Care
As a child-placing agency, Family Works Programs, Inc. provides treatment foster care services throughout the state of Wisconsin to children and youth with complex treatment needs. We recruit, license, train and support compassionate foster parents to care for children in the foster family’s home. Social work staff provide support to the child and their foster family through frequent visits to the home, treatment team collaboration and individualized treatment planning.
The Developing Abilities Program is a unique collaborative effort designed to provide care for children and adults with developmental disabilities, such as Autism, and other complex needs. The program was created to provide a continuation of services to children with developmental disabilities in order to serve their needs into adulthood. Children in this program reside in level 5 shift-staffed treatment foster homes and transition to supportive living when they become adults. We provide specialized home environments in a community setting as an alternative to institutional care. The program has been highly effective in reconnecting the individuals with their communities.
Many of our treatment foster homes have the ability to provide emergency and/or ongoing respite to families. These respite breaks are often essential in keeping families healthy or in maintaining the strength of an existing out-of-home placement.
Supervised Visitation Services
Family Works is able to coordinate and supervise visits between children placed in our care and their families when a child's case plan requires supervised family interaction. We provide a written summary of each visit including:
- Who attended the visit
- The nature of the interactions during the visit
- Strengths of the family member(s)
- Issues or concerns during the visit
Contact us to learn more about supervised visitation services.
We have the ability to provide American Red Cross certifications in Bloodborne Pathogens and Adult First Aid and CPR. All classes must be completed in person at our Madison office.
$12.00 Bloodborne Pathogens (certificate valid for one year)
$60.00 Adult First Aid/CPR (certificate valid for two years)
Contact us to learn more or to sign up for a class.
We would like to partner with county and state agencies to develop new ways of strengthening a child’s community of support and help children reach permanence. Family Works can help support your agency in a variety of ways; by providing education, consultation, crisis support and continued case management.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you help kids.