Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Basic Intake Worker Training

Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Chapters 48.06 and 938.06, all workers who are assigned to perform court intake worker duties (taking and holding in custody, conducting intake conferences, etc.) as part of their job are required to attend Basic Intake Worker Training. “All intake workers providing services under this chapter who begin employment after May 15, 1980, shall have the qualifications required to perform entry level social work in a county department and shall have successfully completed 30 hours of intake training approved or provided by the department prior to the completion of the first 6 months of employment in the position.”

The Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System provides the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families’ approved training. The 5-day, 30-hour training is provided in a face-to-face virtual modality on a monthly basis. The training is broken up into 2 parts: an initial 3-day session and a 2-day session 1-2 weeks later.

The training is designed to provide a new intake worker with the following specialized training and application on the law relating to children and youth:

  • Taking, holding, and releasing a child or juvenile in custody
  • Timelines for the intake process
  • Establishing jurisdiction in Chapters 48 and 938
  • Understanding the elements of a crime for delinquent acts
  • Making custody and placement decisions based on a Developmental Approach

Workers should complete and forward the Notification of Employment or Assignment of Juvenile Court Intake Worker to:

Nicki Laudolff
Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System
8010 Excelsior Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717
nllaudolff@wisc.edu
FAX: 608-890-1594

If you have any questions concerning Basic Intake Worker Training, please contact:
Nicki Laudolff
Youth Justice Curriculum Coordinator
Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System
8010 Excelsior Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717
nllaudolff@wisc.edu
FAX: 608-890-1594