Underserved Families Workgroup

The Underserved Families Workgroup is focused on improving supports for families of color and other underserved populations.  While services and resources are available to families and caregivers in Wisconsin, underserved families including Black, Hispanic, Tribal Communities and Hmong populations frequently experience barriers to access typical caregiver supports.  

 

This workgroup has created a Policy Brief which outlines recommendations related to reaching underserved caregiver populations and families.  One recommendation of the group is to promote the role of a Family Navigator/Family Caregiver Navigator. See a sample job description here.

 

Another way improvement can occur is by building community and statewide networks that can deliver emotional, personal, and peer support that all families need. 

 

 

Early in 2020 the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance collaborated with seven statewide family organizations to survey more than 300 families for their opinions on the possible use of Family Navigators within Wisconsin’s Children’s Long-Term Support system.   Read the final report here.