Foster Parent Training Schedules
Foster Parent Online Training Schedule are now available.
09/29/2022Technology Training for C21 Financial Literacy Instructors
All C21 financial literacy instructors for DCFS are required to complete a 1-hour remote training to learn a new online system for entry of financial literacy assessments and evaluations as well as certification of youth as having completed the C21 Financial Literacy requirement. All activities, resources, videos, etc. for remote learning are also included in this system. There are 5 trainings offered and instructors just need to attend 1.
There will be a video and testing option for those instructors who are unable to attend.
Foundations for Supervisors training now available
Foundations for Supervisors is available for DCFS and private agency supervisory staff. This four-day training series is offered monthly and registration is now open in the Office of Learning and Professional Development Virtual Training Center. The training will be facilitated virtually from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each training day.
The purpose of the training is to provide foundational knowledge, guidance, tools and resources to enhance supervisory practice and effectiveness. Topics discussed include onboarding, team building, coaching, racial equity, emotional intelligence, supervisory empowerment and critical thinking. All four days of the training must be completed to finish the Foundations for Supervisors series.
Upcoming training dates are listed below. Training participants will receive 4 CEUs for each training day completed. It is recommended that supervisors complete this Foundations series prior to enrolling in the Model of Supervisory Practice series. Please contact the OLPD Field Implementation Support Program at DCFS.FISP@illinois.gov if you have any questions or require assistance with registration.
Daily Training Topics
Supervisory Expectations & Team Building
Racial Equity & Emotional Intelligence
The Empowered Supervisor
Critical Thinking & Coaching
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.
Updated July 5, 2022 (includes information on Implicit Bias)
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.