Foster Parent Training Schedules
Foster Parent Online Training Schedule are now available.
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
Registration open for the fall-winter 2022 Model of Supervisory Practice training series
The Office of Learning and Professional Development is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Fall-Winter 2022 Model of Supervisory Practice training series in the Virtual Training Center. This training is open to all DCFS and private agency child welfare supervisors. The purpose of the training is to provide practical information and tools that can be used to support effective supervisory practice in the areas of Administrative, Developmental, Supportive and Clinical supervision in combination with individual coaching.
MoSP training consists of eight total training days divided into two-day training sessions over the course of four months. The training will be facilitated virtually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each training day. Upcoming training dates are listed below. Training participants will receive 12 CEUs for each module completed. It is recommended that supervisors complete each module in order, starting with the Administrative Module. Please contact the OLPD Field Implementation Support Program at DCFS.FISP@illinois.gov if you have any questions or require assistance with registration.
Module - Training Dates
Administrative - 9/21/22 – 9/22/22
Developmental - 10/19/22 – 10/20/22
Supportive - 11/16/22 – 11/17/22
Clinical - 12/7/22 – 12/8/22
Module - Training Dates
Administrative - 9/28/22 – 9/29/22
Developmental - 10/26/22 – 10/27/22
Supportive - 11/16/22 – 11/17/11
Clinical - 12/14/22 – 12/15/22
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.