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
REBOOTING PERMANENCY THROUGH COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
December 18, 2021 • 9:30 am–12:30 pm
**Register at www.rsvpbook.com/centralregionsummit2020
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.
1/6– 1/7 – Administrative
2/3 – 2/4 - Developmental
3/3 – 3/4 – Supportive
4/7 – 4/8– Clinical
1/20 – 1/21 – Administrative
2/17 – 2/18 – Developmental
3/17 – 3/18 – Supportive
4/21 – 4/22 – Clinical
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.
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.
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.