Celebrate Children Day – April 14, 2010—A 24-Hour Online Giving Challenge

THIS IS TODAY!!!The Celebrate Children Foundation is sponsoring a one-day opportunity to support seven Wisconsin organizations–including the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families–involved in promoting the importance of the first five years in children’s development. The first five years of life build the foundation for giving kids the best possible chance to thrive throughout their […]

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Celebrate Mother’s Day and Support WCCF!

WCCF invites you to honor your mother this year by making a contribution in her name. Your contribution will help ensure that children continue to have a strong voice in Wisconsin so they can reach their full potential. In many ways, the Council is like the grand matriarch for our state’s children. Our work mirrors […]

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New Report Highlights Needed Changes in the use of Seclusion and Restraints in Wisconsin Schools and Treatment Programs

On April 20, Disability Rights Wisconsin released of a report, completed in partnership with Wisconsin Family Ties and Wisconsin FACETS, titled “Out of Darkness…Into the Light: New Approaches to Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint with Wisconsin Children.” The report highlights the ways in which Wisconsin children have been harmed by excessive use of […]

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Journal Sentinel Column: Improve County Services

In an opinion piece published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Feb. 21, Barbara Beckert of Disability Rights Wisconsin and Karen Avery of IndependenceFirst raise important concerns as advocates for people with disabilities. Beckert an Avery call for an end to the finger-pointing in Milwaukee and argue passionately that it is long past time for […]

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Register for WCCF Advocacy Camp

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families’ annual advocacy training is being held in Madison this year. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other advocates from all over Wisconsin, and to hone your advocacy skills so you can put them to use on any issue you’re fired up about. The training will take place […]

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