Wisconsin Family Ties (WFT) is the only statewide, parent-run organization in Wisconsin working with families that include children with social, emotional or behavioral challenges. We walk beside families to provide emotional support while helping to navigate the complex service and treatment systems with which they are involved .

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Do you parent or care for a child?

Do you know what caregivers need?

If so, please consider participating in a study sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin and WFT examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected caregivers. Dr. Robyn Hardt Schultz, Director of Research and Evaluation at WFT has partnered with MCW to conduct this study. The study will take about twenty minutes by the responses you provide may have a lasting impact on improving interventions and available treatments.

SAVE THE DATE – Wisconsin Family Ties’ Children Come First Conference, November 15-16, 2021, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Yes, we are excited to announce the 31st annual Children Come First Conference will be held in person and at a new updated venue!
Each year the conference brings together hundreds of professionals, educators and families along with national experts in the field of children’s mental health. Learn about strategies and practices to apply in your daily life. Connect in person with leading professionals and resources that you can use in your organization, community and at home.
Stay tuned for exciting updates and registration information, but please block out your calendar now!
For more information, email us at [email protected] or call us at (608)235-9116

Wisconsin Family Ties Certified Parent Peer Specialist Training Application Process is OPEN NOW!

When: April 30th, May 3rd-7th, 10th-14th, 17th-21st (9am-12pm all training dates).

Where: Online

Cost: Free!

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