Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard for Supervising Agency Staff

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 improves normalcy for children living in out-of-home care. We’ll introduce the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard, explain the importance of normalcy, and walk through examples of how out-of-home care providers make reasonable and prudent parenting decisions.

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

Upon completion of this module, you should have the knowledge & skills to…

  • Describe the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard & the importance of normalcy.
  • Explain decision-making factors for reasonable and prudent parenting.
  • Describe the supervising agency caseworker’s role to support & guide the decision-making process for foster parents.

Which Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard for Supervising Agency Caseworker course should I take?

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I have a PDS Online Account

To complete the online course in PDS Online, log into your PDS Online account using this link to access the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard for Supervising Agency Staff training.

Modules on PDSOnline

I do not have a PDS Online Account

If you work in a partner agency, do not have a PDS Online account and do not need one, complete this course by access the modules on this page.

Link to Modules