For Families

At Kids Matter, we know that family members often step up when incarceration, mental illness, substance abuse, or violence impacts a parent’s ability to safely raise their children. Too often, these children have experienced significant trauma that may result in emotional or behavioral challenges. Relative caregivers may also have unique needs linked to poor health, poverty, and lack of adequate access to information and services. We believe it is important that these kinship caregivers be provided with the knowledge and resources they need to provide the children they love with safety and stability.

Talking to Kids about Foster Care

Abuse and Neglect

When Kids are Victims of Crime


Kinship Care

Foster Care

The information provided on this website is general information about Wisconsin law and/or procedure, and is not intended to serve as legal advice.  Every situation is unique.  General information is not a substitute for legal counsel.  Individuals needing legal advice or legal assistance should consult an attorney.