DCFS Virtual Training Center Illinois State Seal
  • 09/24/2020



    Click the link below for infomation on how to register for this event!

    Cook County Summit

  • 09/23/2020


    Foundations for Supervisors Training is coming in October 2020.  This is an informative professional development opportunity for IDCFS and POS supervisors.  This multiday training will provide foundational information and skill building to enhance supervisory effectiveness.  The training will be presented in a virtual format by the Field Implementation Support Program (FISP).  Please email FISP with any questions at DCFS.FISP@illinois.gov.

  • 08/17/2020

    Registration for Trauma 201 Training

    Trauma 201 Training is being offered throughout the state!  This very informative training is open to child welfare staff in any role who are interested in improving their understanding of the impact of trauma and want to learn effective ways for responding to individuals who have been affected.  Trauma 201 training also contains valuable information about utilizing Family-Centered, Trauma-Informed and Strength-Based practices to engage and collaborate with families to support the achievement of safety, permanency and well-being outcomes.  Additionally, Trauma 201 training provides useful strategies for addressing vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress and burnout among child welfare professionals. The remaining training dates for this fiscal year are listed below.  Please contact DCFS.Training@illinois.gov to register.  If you have questions or need additional clarification, please send inquiries to DCFS.FISP@illinois.gov.

    October 8

    November 10

    December 8

    December 10

  • 08/17/2020


    Model of Supervisory Practice Professional Development Series

    Enroll Now for Fall 2020 sessions!

    The Office of Learning and Professional Development is pleased to announce that registration for the Model of Supervisory Practice training is open!  This training is geared toward all supervisory staff within DCFS and private agencies.  Dates and locations for the Model of Supervisory Practice training can be found on the VTC listed under “Model of Supervision.”

    Please note that it is highly recommended that you take each module in order, starting with the Administrative Module.  The training will be facilitated virtually.

    Below are the available dates for training:


    9/2-9/3            Administrative Module          

    9/30-10/1        Developmental Module 

    11/4-11/5        Supportive Module

    12/2-12/3        Clinical Module


    9/16-9/17        Administrative Module

    10/14-10/15    Developmental Module                                 

    11/18-11/19    Supportive Module

    12/16-12/17    Clinical Module

    Please utilize the VTC to register or contact DCFS Training for assistance with registration.  If you have questions or need additional clarification, please send inquiries to DCFS.FISP@illinois.gov.




  • 04/16/2020

    VTC Applications

    If you are an Illinois Child Welfare professional who would like a VTC account, please click on the link below (DCFS/POS Staff) to complete the form on-line.

    If you are a foster caregiver who would like a VTC account, please click on the link below (FP VTC application) to complete the form on-line.


    FP VTC Application.pdf

    Staff VTC Application Rev

    Immersion Site VTC Application Final