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Our mission, in partnership with the community, is to provide quality, cost effective and accessible human services that maximize the potential of individuals and families.

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Gov Walker_TIC Awareness Month
May is Trauma Informed Care Awareness Month
Posted 5/22/2018 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
Governor Walker proclaims May 2018 Trauma-Informed Care Awareness month, and May 22nd as Trauma-Informed Care Day in the state of Wisconsin.

Understanding the impact of trauma assists in making connections that support healing and recovery.

Wood County Human Services staff will be showing support of Trauma-Informed Care Awareness during the week of May 21-25 with special events for staff, sponsored by the Department's Trauma Informed Care Core Team.
May is Foster Care Month
Posted 5/22/2018 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us

Wood County Human Services is thankful for all of our Foster Parents and would like to recognize the work they do to serve children and families in our community. If you know a foster parent in our community, please take time to thank them for their service in our community. To all Wood County foster families, we enjoyed honoring you at our annual picnic.

For more information about becoming a foster care provider contact: 
  • Grace Bauer, North Wood County Foster Care Coordinator at 715-387-6374
  • Beth Ferdon, Family Services Division Admin at 715-421-8563

Thank you for all you do!
Training Day Teams
Dementia Friendly Organization
Posted 11/17/2017 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
Wood County Human Services recently became a “Dementia Friendly” organization. Staff members participated in a training where they learned the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, along with best practices to foster positive interactions and assist people in our community living with memory loss. Training was provided by the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Central Wisconsin Dementia Network. This training is offered to help create dementia friendly communities where people living with dementia are able to remain active members of their local community. Window cling decals are displayed at the main entrances of Human Services buildings to identify our organization as “Dementia Friendly.”

The web link below is a news release from the Department of Health Services and provides a "How-To" Guide for family caregivers of individuals with Dementia.

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