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  • Do's and Don'ts When Interacting with a Person who is Blind

    … or use their name when addressing them. This lets them know you are speaking to them, and not someone else in the room. DON'T shout when you speak. They can't see but often have fine hearing. …
    • Updated on August 03, 2022.
  • Gov. Evers, DHS Announce 154 Wisconsin National Guard Members Completed CNA Training Course Since January

    … have any symptoms of COVID-19 . Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19. Wear a well-fitting mask when recommended and/or if you or someone you live or interact with may be at greater risk. Wearing a mask is recommended in public …
    • Updated on March 10, 2022.
  • COVID-19: Animals

    … the tools to protect people from COVID-19 Pets usually get COVID-19 after they were exposed to someone who is sick. When you are protected from COVID-19, your pets will be too. Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines. If you have symptoms, test positive, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, follow isolation and quarantine recommendations  and avoid contact with …
    • Updated on July 26, 2022.
  • Back to School for Parents and Families

    … on the bus, washing hands frequently, and staying home when sick or after close contact with someone with COVID-19. Have a plan in place in the event your child needs to stay home from … and more from DPI. Speak Up, Speak Out Parent Resource Center: Get help for yourself or someone who is hurting, struggling, or in danger. Positive Parenting Practices: Find parenting … and how you can help. Simple tools for home or school Mental Health Crisis Card: List 3 things someone can do to help you de-escalate in the first 5 minutes of a mental health crisis or …
    • Updated on October 11, 2022.
  • Real Talks Wisconsin: Partner Materials

    … 3 #Conversation can be powerful. Having frequent, open real talks about substance use can give someone the information they need to make healthy choices and find support. You can make a real … 3 #Conversation can be powerful. Having frequent, open real talks about substance use can give someone the information they need to make healthy choices and find support. You can make a real … 3 #Conversation can be powerful. Having frequent, open real talks about substance use can give someone the information they need to make healthy choices and find support. You can make a real …
    • Updated on February 06, 2023.
  • SeniorCare: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    … F-10076 SeniorCare Authorization of Representative, F-10080  (PDF) (use this form if someone is completing the SeniorCare application on your behalf) You can also ask for an … 65. Once you’re 65, you can apply at any time. Coverage begins the month after you apply. Can someone else apply for me? Yes. You can have someone apply for you. They need to fill out the SeniorCare Authorization of Representative form, …
    • Updated on August 01, 2022.
  • Adult Protective Services: Avoiding Scams

    … to a stranger. Home repair schemes are common across the nation. Before you give any money to someone who comes to your door, talk to your neighbors or trusted family members. Also, ask to …
    • Updated on October 17, 2022.
  • APS: Telemarketing

    … contact the National Adult Protective Services Association . Telemarketing calls might be someone trying to scam you or your loved ones. Keep in mind these DOs and DON’Ts for dealing with …
    • Updated on October 14, 2022.
  • Client Rights: Releasing Minors from Inpatient Treatment

    … their wish to leave, they must sign it. But they don’t have to write it. If the child or someone else gives the statement to a staff member, they must file it with the court. The court …
    • Updated on April 04, 2022.
  • Childhood Experiences and Health: Health Conditions and Adversity

    … many steps that people can take to prevent and buffer the effects of early adversity. Talk to someone Learn about helplines, hotlines, and text services that provide support for all types of …
    • Updated on January 01, 2023.
  • Peer Services: Peer Recovery Centers

    … outcomes are more likely when people with mental health and substance use challenges talk with someone who has firsthand recovery experience. Supporting mental health and substance use …
    • Updated on July 25, 2022.
  • DHS Reaffirms that Every Wisconsinite Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine

    … away from their vaccination appointments are addressed and resolved immediately.” If you or someone you know has been turned away by a vaccinator because of their ID and/or health …
    • Updated on April 12, 2021.
  • La Crosse Lighthouse Peer-Run Respite Opens

    … respites also provide emotional support over the phone to people who simply need to talk with someone. Visit the peer-run respite page on the DHS website for the contact information for …
    • Updated on December 13, 2021.
  • PPS: Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

    … 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) You may call at other times and leave a message. Someone will return your call at the beginning of the next shift. PPS redesign We are redesigning …
    • Updated on December 22, 2022.
  • Substance Use Disorders

    … consequences on the individual’s personal and professional life is cause for concern. When someone is behaving in this way, it may be time for them to talk to a professional about whether …
    • Updated on January 26, 2023.
  • Intoxicated Driver Program

    … that run the Intoxicated Driver Program. Search the Intoxicated Driver Program directory When someone is convicted of operating while intoxicated, the court orders them to complete an …
    • Updated on November 09, 2022.
  • Lead-Safe Wisconsin: Contact the Lead and Asbestos Certification Program

    … a health department official with questions or concerns about a project you’re monitoring, or someone who wants to report possible unsafe work with lead or asbestos, use our map of DHS Lead …
    • Updated on February 07, 2023.
  • COVID-19: Communication Resources

    … | Hindi | Hmong | Somali | Spanish     Diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 Next steps: exposed to someone with COVID-19, P-02598A English | Chinese | Hindi | Hmong | Somali | Spanish Next Steps: … with COVID-19 (Timeline) P-02905a English | Hindi | Hmong | Somali | Spanish Share spaces with someone who has COVID-19 more safely, P-02800 English | Hmong | Spanish COVID-19 testing COVID-19 …
    • Updated on December 13, 2022.
  • LTCFS Instructions Module 3: LTCFS Basic Information, Screen Information, Demographics, and Living Situation

    … With Live-in Paid Caregiver(s) (this includes service in exchange for room and board) Someone Else’s Home or Apartment This is a residence where the home is owned or rented by another … any of the above selections. This could be a correctional facility. Do not select “Other” for someone in a hospital, swing bed, or other temporary living situation.  Prefers to Live The … selections are: Stay at current residence Move to their own home or apartment  Move to someone else’s home or apartment  Move to an apartment with onsite services Move to a group …
    • Updated on October 20, 2021.
  • Sulfates

    … result in harmful health effects? The following symptoms can appear a short time after someone drinks water that has over 500 ppm of sulfates: Diarrhea Intestinal pain (especially in …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
Last revised February 7, 2023