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Below is a list of available trainings for professionals who want to learn more about child development and child abuse maltreatment prevention strategies.


The Wisconsin Child Abuse Network (WI CAN) is an inter-disciplinary public-private partnership that works to improve the response to child maltreatment through ongoing educational webinars.

Marks that Matter, Sentinel Injuries, and other Opportunities for Child Abuse Prevention is a 25-minute module will teach you about marks that matter and sentinel injuries, including why they are significant, who is at risk, and what to do if you suspect abuse. It is intended for childcare workers, child welfare workers, family support staff, and home visitors, but any person working with children will find it a useful tool. 

The Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System website has free trainings available. There are trainings specific to caseworkers and foster parents.  The Mandated Reporting Training and the pre-service trainings are available with registration.   

What Works Wisconsin, is a University of Wisconsin site containing information about effective programming and resources for children, youth and families, including a list of evidence-based program registries.

The Center for the Study of Social Policy website contains information on child welfare, early childhood and strengthening families protective factors initiatives.

Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child contains a wealth of information on child mental and physical development, brain architecture, and the effects of toxic stress on child development. The Center also has a YouTube channel called Resources on the Developing Child at Harvard University containing a variety of videos about what science has discovered regarding early childhood development and growth.

The National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds website provides information about training opportunities, resources, advocacy and group facilitation techniques.

The Connections Series is a collaboration between the Children’s Bureau and the National Child Abuse Prevention Partners.

Building Community, Building Hope" is a video series showing real-world, collaborative solutions to the problem of child abuse and neglect. This series is from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Techincal Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center.

Home Visiting Resource Toolkit for Early Childhood Professionals is available from the Univerity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership.