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DCFS Article

Digital PRIDE Online Training:

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How to Access the VTC.doc

Digital PRIDE Training - General Information.pdf

CFS574 TCAF Form.pdf

List of CPR Training Providers April 2014.pdf

Lending Library Update Letter 3-20-14.doc

Lending Library 2012 4th Edition.pdf

Lending Library Request Form.pdf

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


Training Schedules

Training Schedules can be found here

Cook County and Northern Region's Spanish Mandated Reporter Training Schedule

A Guide for DCFS Foster Families.pptx


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

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

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DCFS Article

FY14 Sexual Health Training Schedule.doc

Nurses Training Tab

Centralized Nursing Referral Process Instructional Tool (Power Point Presentation)



Policy Guide 2012.07


Foundation Training Study Guide


Unit 2 Child Welfare Laws and Initiatives.doc   Unit 3 Values and Professionalism.doc   Unit 4 Human Behavior and Development.doc   Unit 6 Family Interviewing.doc   Unit 7 Human Diversity.doc   Unit 9 Safety Risk Assessment.doc        Unit 10 Documentation.doc   Unit 11 Service Planning.doc   Unit 12 Juvenile Court System.doc


The DCFS Office of Child Welfare Employee Licensure has revised forms.   Click here for the latest:

CFS 717-G Direct Service Child Welfare Employee License Application (Rev2.5.13).doc


CFS 718-E_Authorization_for_Background_Check-Employee-Volunteer_(Fillable).pdf

CYCIS ID Request Form (POS Staff ONLY).docx


IFS Foster Care to Intact

FC to Intact Curriculum.doc


IFS Supervisors


Rockton Level 4.doc

Beyer Redacted OIG Report IntactShort Version.doc

Montgomery Level3.doc


Random Moments

TITLE IV-E ELIGIBILITY rev9-05-13.ppsx

RMS - DCFS Initial E-mail.doc

RMS - POS Due Day Reminder Email.doc

RMS - POS 2nd Day Reminder Email.doc

RMS - DCFS Follow-up E-mail.doc


IFS for New Hires

Unit 2A - Intact - Case Intake and Opening rev 8-16-12revgb-2.ppt

Unit 2D - Intact - Procedure 302.388.ppt

Unit 2E - Intact-Interviewing Children 3-8-11-revgb.ppt

Unit 4F - Intact - Family Connectedness 8-25-11rev.ppt

Unit 5A-Case Management.ppt



HO6 - Services approved or not 7-30-12.doc






Legal History Maintenance Form (1425L) Training.ppt

Unit 4F - Intact - Family Connectedness 8-25-11rev.ppt



1 Introduction January 2014.doc

Unit 4 Engaging Children and Families.doc


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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.

RTM Contact Info.doc

Course Descriptions.pdf


PRIDE Pre-Service and Home of Relative Schedule

PRIDE Pre-Service Schedule.pdf

HMR Schedule.pdf


Educational Advocacy

Educational Advocacy Schedule.pdf


Adoption Certification

Adoption Certification Schedule.pdf


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.

Transcultural Parenting Schedule.pdf

Module 1 Schedule.pdf

Module 2 Schedule.pdf

Module 4 Schedule.pdf

Module 5 Schedule.pdf

Module 6 Schedule.pdf

Module 7 Schedule.pdf

Module 8 Schedule.pdf

Module 9 Schedule.pdf 

Child Trauma for Caregivers.pdf

EBP Schedule.pdf


Sexual Health FP Schedule.pdf

Teen Attachment.pdf

Teen Development Schedule.pdf

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma.pdfCourse Descriptions June 2013-1.pdf
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Mandated Reporter Training

PRIDE In-Service Training

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