We kicked-off the 2017-2018 legislative session with a tour around the state hearing from area stakeholders and families. Kids Forward came in and presented on the 2017 KIDS COUNT data book for Wisconsin, and we also held informational hearings with the La Crosse Area Family Collaborative and the Penfield Children's Center which featured invited speakers who focus on primary prevention and serve at-risk families. Below are links to all of the referenced materials and videos from those hearings. 


February 21, 2018 - The Behavior Clinic and Early Pathways Mental Health Program for Preschoolers in Poverty

Presentation Description: 

The Behavior Clinic, a partnership between Penfield Children’s Center and Marquette University, was founded in 2003 to provide in-home mental health services to preschoolers with behavior and emotional problems including trauma who come from families in poverty. In addition to directly serving over 400 children in Milwaukee County each year, the clinic trains graduate students and other professionals in our treatment program, and conducts applied research. The clinic’s Early Pathways Program has been endorsed as a highly effective evidence-based treatment program by SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices, the California Clearing House, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Early Pathways Program Handout 

Penfield PowerPoint Presentation 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Early Pathways Fact Sheet 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Abstract 


February 7, 2018 - Early Interventions Through Innovative Collaborations: La Crosse County’s Neighborhood Based Approach

Presentation Description: 

Learn how La Crosse County Human Services collaborated with community stakeholders to implement a successful preventative neighborhood-based social work program aimed at reducing entry into the child protection system. The La Crosse Area Family Collaborative (LAFC) is a partnership of local non-profits, faith organizations, schools, community stakeholders and governmental agencies. The LAFC strives to enhance the self-sufficiency of our community’s families. The model includes community social workers who are strategically located within neighborhoods. These highly experienced individuals work hand-in-hand with community leaders, teachers, clergy, police officers and other partners to identify and pro-actively engage at-risk families. They provide immediate assistance and serve as a navigator to a variety of supports that are available within the neighborhood and broader community. Their focus is on developing trusting relationships at the neighborhood level. Rather than offering help as a stranger, these workers approach children and families as a trusted neighborhood partner.

Link to the event on Facebook Live 

La Crosse Area Family Collaborative PowerPoint Presentation



November 8, 2017 - 2017 KIDS COUNT data Presentation

Invitation Graphic

Rollback of Programs Would Deepen Disparities Between Wisconsin's Children

Executive Summary: Children in Immigrant Families 

Executive Summary: Race for Results

2017 Kids Count Profile

November 8th PowerPoint Presentation 


June 7, 2017 - Madison Community Efforts to Strengthen Families Wrap-Up

Wisconsin Legislative Children's Caucus Informational Hearing Report


March 24, 2017 - Rice Lake Informational Hearing 

Informational meeting agenda

Facebook Live Video 1

Facebook Live Video 2

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board PowerPoint

The Early Years Home Visitation Outcomes Project of Wisconsin Final Report

Children's Museum of Eau Claire PowerPoint

Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley 2015 Annual Report Brochure

Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley Brochure

Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley PowerPoint

ICAA, Inc. Family Foundations Home Visiting Program

Lac Courte Oreilles Home Visitation PowerPoint

Northwest Connection Family Resources Brochure

Northwest Connection Family Resources PowerPoint

Northwest Connection Family Resources Brochure 2

Walk in my Shoes Brochure

Indianhead Brochure

Indianhead Programs

Native Trauma Flyer

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board Grantee List

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board Investment Plan

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board Strategic Plan 2015-2019

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board Protective Factors


March 20, 2017 - Stevens Point Informational Hearing

Informational Meeting Agenda

Facebook Live Video 1 

Facebook Live Video 2 

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Community Services Powerpoint

Forest County Potawatomi Flyer

Forest County Potawatomi PowerPoint

WI Department of Children and Families Home Visiting Report

Marathon Co. Community Response Program Evaluation

Marathon County Community Response: Child Abuse Prevention Findings

Marathon County Community Response Program graphic

Marathon County Community Response Program PowerPoint


March 17, 2017 - Green Bay Informational Hearing

Informational Meeting Agenda

Facebook Live Video 1

Facebook Live Video 2

Lakeshore Community Action Brochure

The Community Partnership for Children Handout

Oneida Nation Family Support Services PowerPoint

Brown County United Way Handout

Brown County Child Abuse and Neglect Initiative Overview

United Way PowerPoint

Wisconsin Community Response Program Manitowoc Brochure

Wisconsin Community Response Program Sheboygan Brochure

Winnebago PowerPoint


March 13, 2017 - Milwaukee Informational Hearing 

Informational Meeting Agenda

Facebook Live Video 1

Facebook Live Video 2

Milwaukee Child Abuse Prevention Services Coalition comments

Family Drug Treatment Court PowerPoint

Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services Prevention Services handout

National Alliance of Children's Trust & Prevention Funds PowerPoint

The Parenting Network PowerPoint

Youth Justice Handout


March 10, 2017 - La Crosse Informational Hearing 

Informational Meeting Agenda

The Parenting Place PowerPoint

GunderKids PowerPoint

Ho-Chunk Clan Mothers Brochure

La Crosse Visual

Family & Children's Center Brochure

Family & Children's Center: Healthy Families PowerPoint

La Crosse Area Family Collaborative PowerPoint