Registration open: Foundation for Supervisors
Foundations for Supervisors is open for Registration for 2021! The training is designed for DCFS and POS supervisory staff. The 4 Day training series provides foundational knowledge, information, tools and resources geared towards enhancing supervisory practice and effectiveness. Completion of all 4 days constitutes completion of the training series. Topics to be covered within the training include Supervisory Expectations, Team Building, Racial Equity, Emotional Intelligence, Supervisory Empowerment and Critical Thinking. Registration is open on the VTC. Please contact the Field Implementation Support Program at DCFS.FISP@illinois.gov if you have any questions.
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.
The Mandated Reporter online training approved content published by DCFS now reflects changes made in PA 101-0564 and the Abused, Neglected and Child Reporting Act and can be accessed through the DCFS website and Virtual Training Center, free of charge 24/7, 365 days, with the ability for users to print completion certificates as evidence for the employer. Interested parties desiring to develop their own training as a standalone or embedded with other content may do so with the understanding that they must use the Department’s public facing content as the basis of their required material.
IL-MR Published Files Link
The following link will provide you with a version of the Illinois Mandated Reporter Training published files to download and implement into your LMS. A word document with the Pre/Post Assessment questions are also included in this link.