Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Quinn Wilder

Position title: Foster/Adoptive/Relative Caregiver Trainer

Email: qwild@uwm.edu

Quinn Wilder earned his B.A. in Psychology at UW-Madison and an M.S.W. from UW-Milwaukee, while working in a wide variety of youth-serving programs, such as shelter care, residential treatment, respite care, walk-in adolescent and family crisis counseling, as well as camp counseling, training camp staff, and co-founding and directing summer camps. He worked at the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education’s Youth Work Learning Center for 20 years, where he wrote curriculum, taught credit and noncredit courses, and researched youth work and professional development impact, including building and piloting an afterschool quality improvement system as part of a collaborative team that produced promising results in 2015. Quinn enjoys playing and watching (European) soccer, brewing beer and growing hops, community gardening, being a group leader for the Milwaukee Quaker teen group, and building and supporting neighborhood cooperatives in Riverwest. His wife, Cynthia, is an MPS teacher, and he has two daughters, ages 13 and 21. Quinn can often be found playing Frisbee with Luigi, his standard poodle, in the parks of Riverwest.