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DCF Graduation Event

Posted 7/18/2019 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us

DCF Graduation Event

The Department of Children and Families held its 7th Annual Youth Graduation Celebration on June 28th at the Governor's Executive Residence in Madison. This event recognizes former foster youth who have recently graduated from high school or other educational achievements. The nine-county NorthCentral Independent Living Program, operated by Wood County Human Services in partnership with CW Solutions, had six youth attend this special celebration. Overall, 14 foster youth from our regioin graduated high school this June, congrats to these graduates!

Dementia Friendly Organization

Posted 11/17/2017 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
Training Day Teams
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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