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  • 12/02/2020

    DCFS African American Advisory Council and

    Illinois State University, Joint Northern Regional Summit

    in collaboration with

    Black Administrators in Child Welfare of Illinois Chicago Association of Black Social Workers

    virtually present


    December 18, 2021 9:30 am12:30 pm

    **Register at www.rsvpbook.com/centralregionsummit2020

  • 11/30/2020


    Registration Open: Model of Supervisory Practice Training Dates Now Available

    The Office of Learning and Professional Development is pleased to announce that registration for the first 2021 delivery of the Model of Supervisory Practice training is open. This training is open to all child welfare supervisors 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.”  The trainings will be facilitated virtually until the time that they can resume in their scheduled regions. Please note that it is highly recommended that you take each module in order, starting with the Administrative Module. 

    Cook/Central Regions:

    1/6– 1/7 – Administrative

    2/3 – 2/4 - Developmental

    3/3 – 3/4 – Supportive

    4/7 – 4/8– Clinical


    Southern/Northern Regions:

    1/20 – 1/21 – Administrative

    2/17 – 2/18 – Developmental

    3/17 – 3/18 – Supportive

    4/21 – 4/22 – Clinical

  • 11/18/2020

    Registration for the December cohort of the Foundations for Supervisors Training Series is Open on the VTC!

    The training is scheduled for 12/7/20 – 12/11/20 and will be delivered in a virtual format.  The training provides foundational knowledge, information, tools and resources geared towards enhancing supervisory practice and effectiveness.  Completion of all 5 days constitutes completion of the training series.  Topics to be covered within the training include Supervisory Role & Expectations, Coaching & Team Building, Racial Equity, Feedback & Effective Leadership, Supervisory Empowerment and Critical Thinking.  Please contact the Field Implementation Support Program at DCFS.FISP@illinois.gov if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you in training.

  • 11/12/2020

    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.

    December 8

    December 10

    January 7th

    January 20th

    February 17th

    February 18th

    March 16th

    March 25th

    April 20th

    April 22nd

    May 18th

    May 20th

    June 15th

    June 17th

    July 8th

    July 20th

    August 17th

    August 19th

  • 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