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100 West Randolph Street 6-200
Chicago IL 60601
TTD 312.814.8783

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406 East Monroe
Springfield IL 62701-1498
TTD 217.785.6605

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Frequently Asked Question about Training

How do I locate information about the Department's future staff training sessions?

First, 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.

Second, the Department employs region-based Professional Development Coordinators who have information about region-based training activities. The Coordinators are:

  • Paulette Loomis - Northern Region - Aurora - 630-801-3400

  • Harland Blixt - Central Region - Rock Island/Peoria - 309-794-3500

  • Joyce Thomas - Southern Region - East St .Louis - 618-583-2101

  • Richard Doonan - South Cook Region - Chicago - 773-371-6182

  • Aric Carrillo - North Cook Region - Chicago - 312-328-2324

  • Terri Travis-Davis - Central Cook Region - Chicago - 312-793-4610

How do I locate information about future foster parent training in my area?

You may contact one of the following for additional information:

  • College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn) ... 708-858-2800

  • Harold Washington College (Chicago) ... 312-553-5830

  • Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield) ... 217-786-2458

  • Parkland Community Colege (Champaign) ... 217-351-2544

  • Rock Valley College (Rockford) ... 815-654-4486

  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale ... 618-536-7751

  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville ... 618-692-3210

  • Blackhawk College (East Moline) ... 888-507-7433

How do I locate information about the Department's future training sessions that are open to purchase- of-service personnel?

Much of this information may be obtained by telephoning the Child Welfare Training Institute in Springfield, 217-785-5689.

As 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?

Yes, 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.

I 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 list?

Telephone 217-785-5689 and indicate that you need a "training transcript" of your training activities.

I 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?

The 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.

I 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?

Yes. Telephone 217-785-5689 and ask for assistance in locating a training class.

I took a DCFS training exam recently. How do I get my test score?

Write 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 telephone.

I am a foster parent and I need to know how many training hours I have completed toward my licensing requirement. Can you help me?

Yes. Telephone 217-785-5689 and ask for the foster parent training records' coordinator.

I 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 training information?

  • Southern Region ... 618-583-2100 (East St. Louis) -- Joyce Thomas

  • Northern Region ... 630-801-3400 (Aurora) -- Paulette Loomis

  • Central Region ... 309-794-3500 (Rock Island) -- Harland Blixt

I work in the Chicago area and I would like more information about training opportunities in the city. Who should I contact for more information?

  • Cook North ... 312-328-2324 -- Aric Carrillo

  • Cook Central ... 312-793-7819 -- Terri Travis-Davis

  • Cook South ... 773-371-6182 -- Richard Doonan

See also:


Also See...

Illinois Skills Match Workforce Development web site (includes job postings)
Now is the Time (Affirmative Action)

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Child Welfare Employment Opportunities brochure

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