Welcome to our Calendar of Events!

This calendar includes opportunities for learning and connection from the Wisconsin Family Connections Center, the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families, and several other organizations across Wisconsin. (NOTE: Opportunities from the Wisconsin Family Connections Center are noted with a blue ribbon on the calendar below.)

Find training and event flyers here.

For a complete listing of Regional Events and Support Groups, please visit the Wisconsin Family Connections Center Eventbrite Page.

Find support group flyers here.

For information about Recorded Webinars, Upcoming Live Webinars, Courses, and Conferences, please visit the Champion Classrooms.

Events are added as information is made available to us. If you’d like to share an upcoming event with us, please contact us at info@wifamilyconnectionscenter.org.

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Families Rising Adoption and Foster Care Conference

July 17 - July 18


If you have been touched by adoption or foster care, you’ll want to attend this conference!

We’re meeting the diverse needs of adoptive and foster parents, child welfare professionals, and people who were adopted or in foster care.


  • All adoptive, foster, and kinship parents
  • Child welfare professionals
  • Individuals with lived experience with adoption, foster care, and kinship care

This conference is designed for you, whether you are a foster or adoptive parent seeking support and guidance, a child welfare professional looking to enhance your knowledge and skills, or someone with firsthand experience with the child welfare system.

Keynotes and Workshops

All sessions are intentionally designed to inspire, inform, and encourage all members of the adoption and foster care community! Workshops from expert speakers will cover a range of topics, including:

  • The impact of trauma and loss
  • Core issues in adoption
  • Effective therapeutic techniques in adoption
  • Kinship care and birth family connections
  • Parenting children with disabilities and challenges
  • Older children and youth
  • Race, culture, and diversity in adoption and foster care
  • Supporting children and families in adoption and foster care
  • Recruiting families for children


  • $160 for members
  • $200 for nonmembers

Each registration is for one person or for a parenting couple who view the sessions together.

Registration is open! Register at the early bird rate through June 3.

Questions? Contact us at conference@wearefamiliesrising.org.

Academic Accreditation

Attendees can earn social work continuing education credits (CEs) for virtual sessions that are attended live (not by recording).


July 17
July 18
Event Category:


Families Rising
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