Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Basic Intake Worker Training Completed BEGINNING July 2018

The Department of Children and Families, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System, provides Basic Intake Worker Training on a monthly rotation throughout the State of Wisconsin. This 5-day training is broken up into 2 sessions: a 3-day face to face session, and a 2-day face to face practical application session approximately 4-6 weeks after the 3-day session. The face to face training is designed to provide a new intake worker with the following specialized training on the law relating to juveniles and how to apply it:

  • 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

“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.”