Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Dion Racks

Position title: Child Welfare Program Manager

Email: dmracks@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7304

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Dion Racks is an advanced practice social worker who has worked in various social work management positions, including as a direct practice social worker. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with her master’s degree in Social Work areas of emphasis mental health, children, and families. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2002. In her current role, she’s the Child Welfare Program Manager for the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System Milwaukee office within the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Work. She has over 20 years of experience training, supervising, and working in child Welfare and providing community services.  Dion’s areas of expertise are trauma-informed practice, cultural humility, diversity equity and inclusion, human sex trafficking, clinical work with children and families, and the Wisconsin Safety Intervention Model.