Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Care4Kids Program Overview

Children in out-of-home care are a uniquely vulnerable population who often have increased health care needs due to the circumstances of their environment. The Care4Kids program is designed to offer comprehensive and coordinated health services for children in out-of-home care. The program brings together a team of professionals to improve the services available to these children with enhanced care coordination, better communication, and a centralized health care plan.

Care4Kids program serves children placed in out-of-home care by one of six counties in the southeast region of the state: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha counties. In these three modules, participating county staff will learn:

  • The need for and benefits of the Care4Kids program.
  • The responsibilities of the Heath Care Coordination team and its members.
  • How the enrollment specialist determines eligibility for Care4Kids.
  • The role of the caseworker in participating in the team.

I have a PDS Online Account

To complete the online course in PDS Online, log in your PDS Online account using this link to access the Care4Kids curriculum.

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I do not have a PDS Online Account

Department of Health (DHS) partners may find this training helpful. If you work in a county or partner DHS agency, do not have a PDS Online account and do not need one, complete this course by accessing the modules on this page.