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Digital PRIDE Online Training:

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How to Access the VTC.doc

Digital PRIDE Training - General Information.pdf

CFS574 TCAF Form.pdf

CPR January 2015.xls

Childhood Obesity.pdf

Grief and Loss Handbook Revised October 2014.pdf

PRIDE, Home of Relative PRIDE and Adoption Referral Forms.


Please note:  If you are a DCFS employee, the e-mail submit button may not work on these forms because of a department-wide setting for PDF forms.  We are working on correcting this issue.  In the meantime, you may need to print and fax your completed form, or save and manually e-mail the form.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

CFS 2022-1_HMR_Foster_PRIDE-Adopt_PRIDE_Video-DVD Training_Confirmation_of_Completed_Pre-Lic_Preparation_Training.pdf

CFS 2022-2_Referral_Form_for_DCFS_Adoption_Certification_Training.pdf

CFS 2022_Foster_Pride-Adopt_Pride_Pre-Service_Pre-Licensure_Training_Referral_Form).pdf

PRIDE FP Child Care and Mileage Travel Reimburse Rev Nov 29 2012.doc

Training Request and Training Credit Approval Procedures.pdf


Approved In-Service Credit Options

Instructions and Links to Foster Parent On-Demand Trainings


ALP DCFS Instructions

Evidence-based Training.docx

PRIDE In-Service Modules

QPI JUST IN TIME Training Instructions

Training Schedules

Training Schedules can be found here


Training Materials

Foster Family Handbook

Complete 2014 Foster Parent Handbook-1.pdf

Foster Parent Handbook Cover 2014-1.pdf

FP Handbook TOC File-1.pdf

FP Handbook Section 2 2014-1.pdf

FP Handbook Section 3 2014-1.pdf

FP Handbook Section 4 2014-1.pdf

FP Handbook Section 5 2014-1.pdf

FP Handbook Section 6 2014-1.pdf

FP Handbook Section 7 2014-1.pdf

FP Handbook Section 8 2014-1.pdf

FP Handbook Section 9 2014-1.pdf

FP Handbook Section 10 Reference Guide 2014-1.pdf


PRIDE Pre-Service Materials:

PRIDE Participants Guide 1-9.pdf

PRIDE Participant's Guide Appendices.pdf

HMR Participants' Manual.pdf

PRIDE Connection Session One.pdf

PRIDE Connection Session Two.pdf

PRIDE Connection Session Three.pdf

PRIDE Connection Session Four.pdf

PRIDE Connection Session Five.pdf

PRIDE Connections Session Six.pdf

PRIDE Connection Session Seven.pdf

PRIDE Connection Session Eight.pdf

Post Adoption and Guardianship Services


PRIDE (Spanish)

Session 1SP July 2003 Final.doc

Session 2 SP July 2003 Final .doc

Session 3 SP July 2003 Final.doc

Session 4 SP July 2003 Final.doc

Session 5 SP July 2003 Final.doc

Session 6 SP July 2003 Final.doc

Session 7 SP July 2003 Final.doc

Session 8 SP July 2003 Final.doc

Session 9 SP July 2003 Final.doc

Appendix SP Safety Biblio and Acronyms July 2003 Final.doc

Spanish PRIDE Connections.doc

Post Adoption and Guardianship Services (Spanish) 


Educational Advocacy

Educational Advocacy.pdf

Educational Rights and Responsibilities.pdf

Educational Rights and Responsibilities.pdf (Spanish)

If you wish to request a physical copy of Educational Rights and Responsibilities, please contact the Illinois State Board of Education at (866) 262-6663.


Adoption Certification

Adoption Certification.pdf


In-Service Modules:

DCFS offers 9 modules of in-service PRIDE training. Caregivers can order a CD for any module from the DCFS Lending Library, watch it, complete a TCAF and send it to DCFS Training, and learn important information about fostering as well as earning training credit hours. Click on the document below to read descriptions of each module:

Digital PRIDE Info for Modules 1-9.doc

Module 1- The Foundation for Meeting the Developmental Needs of Children.pdf

Module 2 Using Discipline to Protect, Nurture and Meet Developmental Needs.pdf

Module 4-Addressing Developmental Issues Related to Sexuality and Responding to Sexual Abuse.pdf

Module 5-Supporting Relationships Between Children and their Families.pdf

Module 6- Working as a Professional Team Member.pdf

Module 7- Promoting Children's Personal and Cultural Identity.pdf

Module 8- Promoting Permanency Outcomes.pdf

Module 9- Managing the Foster Care Experience.pdf

Module 12- Preteen and Teen Development.pdf

Attachment and the Teen in Foster Care.pdf

Reunification Training.pdf

Caring for Children Who Have Experience Trauma Part 1.pdf

Caring for Children Who Have Experience Trauma Part 2.pdf 

Caring for Children Who Have Experience Trauma Part 3.pdf

Child Trauma for Caregivers.pdf

Promoting Healthy Sexual Development.doc

Effective Black Parenting.doc

Healthy Sexuality - Day 1 3-14-13 rev-cll.pdf

Healthy Sexuality - Day 2 3-14-13 rev cll.pdf


Emergency Foster Care Training Material












EFC FP Protocol and Handbook_6-17-16 (3).docx

Jigsaw Puzzle - Crossover Youth.docx

Jigsaw Puzzle - Sexualized Youth.docx

Jigsaw Puzzle - Teen.doc

Resources and Supports.docx


Medication Monitoring Activity.docx

Problem Resolution Activity.docx



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Foster Parent Schedules

DCFS Article

Attention Staff:  If there is a need for a specific foster parent training in your area, please contact the Regional Training Manager (RTM) for the area from the attached list.

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Regional Training Manager Contact Info

Course Descriptions


PRIDE Pre-Service and Home of Relative Schedule

PRIDE Pre-Service Schedule

Home of Relative Pre-Service Schedule


Educational Advocacy

Educational Advocacy Schedule


Adoption Certification

Adoption Certification Schedule


Foster Parent In-Service Trainings

The DCFS Office of Training now offers In-Service Training on-line!  To log in and take an In-Service Training Course, please click here.

Course Descriptions

Foster Parent In-Service Schedule

Schedules for individual In-Service Classes are listed below:

Attachment and the Teen in Family Foster Care Schedule

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma Schedule

Child Trauma for Caregivers Schedule

Module 1 - Foundation for Meeting the Developmental Needs of Children at Risk Schedule

Module 2 - Using Discipline to Protect, Nurture and Meet Developmental Needs Schedule

Module 4 - The Sexual Development of Children and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse

Module 5 - Supporting Relationships Between Children and Their Families

Module 6 - Working as a Professional Team Member Schedule

Module 7 - Promoting Children's Personal and Cultural Identity Schedule

Module 8 - Promoting Permanency Outcomes

Module 9 - Managing the Impact of Placement on Your Family Schedule

Module 12 - Understanding and Promoting Pre-Teen and Teen Development Schedule

Promoting Healthy Sexual Development and Pregnancy Prevention with Children and Youth in Foster Care Training for Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents and POS Direct Service Staff Schedule.pdf

Reunification Schedule

Transcultural Parenting Schedule

More Foster Parent Schedules …

Mandated Reporter Training

Mandated Reporter Training

On-Demand Trainings

On demand trainings

PRIDE In-Service Training

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