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.”