IMPORTANT: Upcoming Scheduled Maintance 07/26/2021
The Virtual Training Center will be offline on Monday, July 26, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for scheduled maintenance. Users will not be able to access training content during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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.
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.