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Wisconsin foster care consists of different levels of care. Kids have a level and foster homes have a level. Here, we will discuss the level at which a home is licensed. To learn more about how kids are placed at levels, read about kids in Wisconsin foster care.
CCR foster parents are licensed at level 2, 3, or 4. The higher the number the more experience and training a foster home must have and that correlates to the children we are able to place in a home.
Growing as a foster parent comes from experience and training. The more trauma a child has, their path to healing and growing can be more challenging thus may put them at a higher level of care. We have a variety of foster families across the state of Wisconsin. Many foster parents remain licensed at level 2, others have moved to level 3 and only a few are licensed at level 4. There is no pressure to move levels!
Since 2010, CCR has utilized a trauma-informed approach. All foster parents regardless of level are trained in Trauma-Informed Care. Initial and continuous training is well planned, informative, interesting, interactive, and prepares foster parents to care for kids with trauma. Quarterly trainings are held in multiple towns across the state. Our foster parents both new and seasoned tell us they feel well prepared to care for foster children based on the training and preparation provided.
The information below is meant to give you an idea of the characteristics needed at the different levels of care certification. Read the details of the state of Wisconsin Level of Care Certification