Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard

Children in out-of-home care have the right to have a normal childhood or adolescence. The people involved in their lives are responsible for creating as much normalcy as possible.

The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard, which federal legislation requires and the state of Wisconsin enacted, is meant to assure normalcy for children living in out-of-home care.

It’s the responsibility of all involved in the child welfare and youth justice system to promote normalcy for all children and youth living in out-of-home care. Therefore, role specific training has been developed to support your work with children, youth and out-of-home care providers.

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Access, Initial Assessment and Ongoing CPS Workers

Material about The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS) is contained within the required Case Worker Pre-Service Web-Based training modules. If you complete the Case Worker Pre-Service Web-Based training modules, you do not need to complete additional training on the RPPS.

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Foster Care Coordinators

Foster Care Coordinator Pre-Service web-based training includes The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS) information within the training. If you complete the Foster Care Coordinator Pre-Service web-based training, you do not need to complete additional training on the RPPS.

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County and Tribal Agency Child Welfare Supervisors, Youth Justice Workers, and Other Staff

This module is intended to be completed by County and Tribal Agency Child Welfare Supervisors, Youth Justice Workers, and Other Staff who do not complete the Case Worker Pre-Service or the Foster Care Coordinator Pre-Service web-based training.

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Supervising Agency Caseworkers

This training has information specific for “Supervising Agency Caseworkers”, as described in administrative code. In the field, this is more commonly referred to as the treatment worker or TFC caseworker.

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Congregate Care Staff

This training has information specific for congregate care staff who work at Residential Care Centers, Group Homes, and Shelter Care facilities.

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Licensed Out-of-Home Caregivers

Material about The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS) is contained within the Foster Parent Pre-Placement web-based training.

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Unlicensed Out-of-Home Care Providers

This training has information specific to unlicensed out-of-home caregivers.

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Private Adoption Foster Parents

This training has information specific to foster parents who are approved for private adoption.

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