Frequently Asked Question about Training
I locate information about the Department's future staff training sessions?
contact the Child Welfare Training Institute (217-785-5689). The Institute has
a Master Training List which lists most of the Department's future training
sessions. Some staff training sessions are offered through regional offices,
some through colleges and universities, and some through contract personnel.
the Department employs region-based Professional Development Coordinators who
have information about region-based training activities. The Coordinators are:
Loomis - Northern Region - Aurora - 630-801-3400
Blixt - Central Region - Rock Island/Peoria - 309-794-3500
Thomas - Southern Region - East St .Louis - 618-583-2101
Doonan - South Cook Region - Chicago - 773-371-6182
Carrillo - North Cook Region - Chicago - 312-328-2324
Travis-Davis - Central Cook Region - Chicago - 312-793-4610
do I locate information about future foster parent training in my area?
may contact one of the following for additional information:
of DuPage (Glen Ellyn) ... 708-858-2800
Washington College (Chicago) ... 312-553-5830
Land Community College (Springfield) ... 217-786-2458
Community Colege (Champaign) ... 217-351-2544
Valley College (Rockford) ... 815-654-4486
Illinois University-Carbondale ... 618-536-7751
Illinois University-Edwardsville ... 618-692-3210
College (East Moline) ... 888-507-7433
do I locate information about the Department's future training sessions that
are open to purchase- of-service personnel?
of this information may be obtained by telephoning the Child Welfare Training
Institute in Springfield, 217-785-5689.
a past trainee, I participated in three (3) DCFS training sessions. I do not
remember the exact titles and dates of the training sessions but I need a list.
Can you help me?
telephone 217-785-5689 and indicate that you need a "training transcript".
The Department will provide the needed information and mail an official paper
transcript for your records.
am a social worker and I am applying for a LSW license through the Illinois
Department of Professional Regulation and I need a list of all the training
sessions that I have attended in the past eight (8) years. How do I get a personalized
217-785-5689 and indicate that you need a "training transcript" of
your training activities.
hold a license in Illinois as a drug referral specialist through the Illinois
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association in Springfield.
I need additional credit clock hours for my license renewal. Can the Department
help me secure my needed credit clock hours?
answer is perhaps. Some specialized training sessions offered by the Department
provide IAODAPCA credit and are open to personnel outside of the Department.
Telephone 217-785-5689 and indicate that you are interested in securing credit
clock hours and you need additional information.
know that the Department is offering a training session in south Chicago tomorrow
but I do not know where or when. Can someone help me locate the address and
starting time for the training session?
Telephone 217-785-5689 and ask for assistance in locating a training class.
took a DCFS training exam recently. How do I get my test score?
a note to Judy Gifford, Child Welfare Training Institute, 406 East Monroe St.,
Mail Station #122, Springfield, Illinois 62701. Scores are not given over the
am a foster parent and I need to know how many training hours I have completed
toward my licensing requirement. Can you help me?
Telephone 217-785-5689 and ask for the foster parent training records' coordinator.
work in a small, private, Illinois' social service agency. I would like to know
what training the Department offers in my area. How do I secure regionalized
Region ... 618-583-2100 (East St. Louis) -- Joyce Thomas
Region ... 630-801-3400 (Aurora) -- Paulette Loomis
Region ... 309-794-3500 (Rock Island) -- Harland Blixt
work in the Chicago area and I would like more information about training opportunities
in the city. Who should I contact for more information?
North ... 312-328-2324 -- Aric Carrillo
Central ... 312-793-7819 -- Terri Travis-Davis
South ... 773-371-6182 -- Richard Doonan