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  • Family in house
    Governor Walker Creates Future of the Family Commission

    The family is the basic foundation on which civil society was formed. A strong family provides the love, support, protection and stability that allow children to thrive, adults to achieve, and communities to prosper.

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  • Stop Human Trafficking
    Wisconsin Creates Task Force to Fight Human Trafficking

    Human rights as individuals include being allowed to be in charge of one’s own body, ones’ own person. If that basic right is stolen, it is a demoralizing and traumatic experience for a human being to endure.

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  • Caring for kids awardees
    DCF honors six with Caring for Kids Awards

    Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Secretary Eloise Anderson told social work professionals that their dedicated efforts help children and families have better lives. “These awards serve as a way to recognize you, but we can never thank you enough,” she said, and read the proclamation by Gov. Scott Walker commending citizens to observe the importance of social work.
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  • Resource for Parents

    Do you know which child care providers have star power? With DCF's YoungStar website, accessing quality child care for working parents will be easier than ever! Together we can help Wisconsin's little stars shine bright!

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Child abuse and neglect prevention


Month of April brings call to action and awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Governor Walker has proclaimed the month of April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Wisconsin to raise awareness about the effects of child abuse. During this month, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) joins Governor Walker’s call for citizens to “Say Something, Do Something for Kids” by learning how to recognize the signs of maltreatment and working together to find solutions to the generational cycle of abuse and neglect.

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