The eWiSACWIS web-based modules support the workforce in their use of eWiSACWIS, which is the title of Wisconsin’s SACWIS (Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System) application. A SACWIS is a comprehensive, automated case management tool that supports child welfare practice, holds a state’s official case record, and supports the reporting of the data.
The available eWiSACWIS web-based modules are intended to:
- Introduce new child welfare professionals to the features and basic functionality within eWiSACWIS and
- Serve as a resource to experienced child welfare professionals.
Where should I access and complete the eWiSACWIS web-based modules?
The eWiSACWIS web-based modules are available in PDS Online as well as on this page. We recommend that those who are experienced in using eWiSACWIS access the modules from this webpage. Below is additional information to help you decide where to access and complete the modules.
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Accessing the modules in PDS Online
If you are a new child welfare professional with no or limited exposure to eWiSACWIS, you may wish to access and complete some or all of the eWiSACWIS modules in PDS Online. PDS Online will document completion of each module on your transcript. More experienced professionals may also choose to complete some or all of the modules in PDS Online to earn training hours.
Please note: if you choose to access and complete the modules in PDS Online, you must let the video run to the end of every slide/page in each module and complete each test to assure the module is marked “completed” on your PDS Online transcript.
A detailed description of each module can be accessed here. The module titles are:
If you are child welfare professional experienced in using eWiSACWIS, or have previously completed the modules in PDS Online, use the modules posted on this page as a resource for your work in eWiSACWIS.
When you click on any of the module titles below, the module will launch in your browser. You are able to access the Table of Contents to move to any area within the module for which you want information.
A detailed description of each module can be accessed here.
The eWiSACWIS Tour, Core and Data Quality modules provide information about eWiSACWIS basics, desktop, cases, case intakes, search, case notes, and data quality that is applicable to child welfare professionals working in child protective services, youth justice, and foster care.
Introduces the data quality requirements, provides techniques to maintain quality data.
Introduces the application, explains system requirements and login, and details desktop functionality.
Reviews the Cases tab and the Access Reports, ICPC Referrals, and YJ Referrals tabs.
The first of our Journey and Exercises modules are also available and is applicable to CPS professionals. The module focuses on CPS to Reunification, including access, assessment, removal, ongoing services, and reunification. The Exercises section introduces the CPS Professional to the eWiSACWIS Demo Environment, or “sandbox”, and provides interactive exercises that are executed in the demo environment. In the future, journey and exercises modules will be added for other practice areas.
Follows the journey, or workflow, of a child identified in a CPS report, starting with the CPS report and continuing through initial assessment and safety.