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Child Abuse Hotline
800-25-ABUSE
(800-252-2873)

217-785-4020
(for international calls only)

DCFS Info and Assistance
(Advocacy Office)
800-232-3798
217-524-2029

Day Care Information
877-746-0829
312-328-2779

Foster Parent Hotline
800-624-KIDS
(800-624-5437)

Adoption Information
800-572-2390

Youth Hotline
800-232-3798

Missing Child Helpline
866-503-0184
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Inspector General
800-722-9124

Chicago Administrative Headquarters
100 West Randolph Street 6-200
Chicago IL 60601
312.814.6800
TTD 312.814.8783

Springfield Administrative Headquarters
406 East Monroe
Springfield IL 62701-1498
217.785.2509
TTD 217.785.6605

Media Inquiries/ Communications Office
312-814-6847

Illinois Putative Father Registry

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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This page includes all DCFS press releases, newsletters, brochures and publications available online. Click below to find the most commonly-used brochures and publications related to the following topics:

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  Child Protection Resources

Manual for Mandated Reporters Manual para los Delatores por Ley
Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act Poster, Brochure and related publications  
Advocacy Office for Children and Families La Oficina de abogacia para ninos y familias
Burgos Consent Decree Decreto de consentimiento
Care Enough to Call brochure Interese lo suficiente para llamar
Child Welfare Nurse Specialist Brochure Enfermeros especialistas en bienestar infantil: colaborando con el bienestar de los niños
DCFS Client Rights and Responsibilities Derechos y Responsiabilidades del Cliente
DCFS Mission and Vision Statements DCFS Declaración de Misión
How well do you know your partner? ¿Que bien conocea su pareja?
Integrated Assessment Program: Informed Decisions for Positive Outcomes
Norman Services Servicios Norman
The Service Appeal Process El Proceso de Apelacion de Servicios
Substitute Care and Your Child Cuidados Sustitutos y Su Niño
What You Need to Know about a Child Abuse or Neglect Investigations in Licensed Facilities Lo Que Usted Necesita Sobre Una Investigacion de Abuso O Negligencia de
Ninos
What You Need to Know about a Child Abuse or Neglect Investigation Brochure Lo Que Usted Necesita Saber Acerca de Las Investigaciones Sobre el Abuso o Las Negligencia a Los Ninos Efectuadas en Los Centros de Cuidado Infantill con Licenciamiento
You, Your Children, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Child Abuse: Guide for Parents who are Mexican Nationals Tu, tus hijos, el Departmento de Services Para Ninos y Families del Estado de Illinois (DCFS) y el "abuse infantil" Guis para padres Mexicanos
Violence Prevention Prevencion de la Violencia
You and Your Children have a Right to be Safe from abuse Usted y sus ninos tienen Derecho a estar protegidos contra el Abuso
Your Rights as a Deaf/Hard of Hearing Client (English) Conozca sus derechos de cliente con sordera/problemas auditivos
   
  Foster Care, Adoption and Guardianship Resources

The Foster Family Handbook is a valuable tool geared for families to find information on services, resources and tips for children in and after DCFS care. The new version can be viewed online, downloaded or printed by chapter or as a whole.
 
How to Connect with Your Brothers and Sisters Cómo conectarte con tus hermanos y hermanas
Adoption Attorney Panel List  
Adoption FAQ Preguntas frecuentes Adopción
Don't Write Me Off foster care brochure No Me Olvides
Lending Libraries Catalog for Illinois Foster and Adoptive Parents (Adobe Acrobat)  
Making the Adoption/Guardianship Decision Tomando la Decision Sobre Adopcion Tutela Legal
Post Adoption and Guardianship Services Servicios Post Adopción y Tutela
Statewide Foster Care Advisory Council Booklet  
What a Difference a Family Makes Que Diferencia Hace una Familia
What You Need to Know about being a Relative Caregiver Lo que Usted Necesita Saber Acerca de Ser un Cuidador Pariente
You can make a difference in the life of a child in your community - Be a foster parent! Usted puede hacer una diferencia en la vida de un niño en su comunidad - ¡Sea un padre de crianza!

  Day Care Resources

Do you want to open a day care? A Self-Assessment Guide to Determine Readiness to Enter the Licensing Process ¿Desea Abrir un Hogar de Guardería? Guía de autoevaluación para determinar cuan listo está para empezar al proceso de licenciamiento
Summary of Licensing Standards for Day Care Homes RESUMEN DE LAS NORMAS DE LICENCIAMIENTO PARA HOGARES DE GUARDERIA
Summary of Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers RESUMEN DE LAS NORMAS DE LICENCIAMIENTO PARA CENTROS DE GUARDERIA
Summary of Licensing Standards for Group Day Care Homes RESUMEN DE LAS NORMAS DE LICENCIAMIENTO PARA HOGARES DE GUARDERIA DE GRUPO

  Resources for Parents

How to Connect with Your Brothers and Sisters Cómo conectarte con tus hermanos y hermanas
A Helpful Guide for Parents and Caregivers Guia util para Padres y Cuidadores
Love alone didn't save her; Practicing fire safety did El solo amarlo no la salvo El practicar la prevencion de incendios si
Get Waterwise…SUPERVISE! Drowning Prevention Fact Sheet (5/1/13) Conozca el aqua...Supervise
Meth Fact Sheet for Caregivers Metanfetamina: ¡Infórmate…salva a un niño!
Never Shake a baby; Understanding and Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome Nunca sacuda a un bebe; Como comprender y prevenir el Syndrome del bebe sacudido
Preparing Children to Stay Alone Preparando a los niños para que se queden en casa solos
Protect Your Rights as a Father Proteja sus Derechos Como Padre
ABCs of Safe Sleep El ABC del sueño seguro  
Ten great reasons to partner with Preschool Staff  
Pre-teen Immunizations: Addressing Common Concerns  

  Resources to Support Transitioning Needs of Older Youth

How to Connect with Your Brothers and Sisters Cómo conectarte con tus hermanos y hermanas
Moving to adulthood: A handout for youth aging out of foster care  
Important Information for Pregnant and/or Parenting Teens Información Importante para Adolescentes Embarazadas y/o Padres Adolescentes
Resources to Support Transitioning Needs for Older Youth  

  Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

How to Connect with Your Brothers and Sisters Cómo conectarte con tus hermanos y hermanas
Accurate Biometrics (formerly Art's Investigations)  
Child Welfare Employee Licensing  
Child Welfare Employment Opportunities Oportunidades de Empleo en Bienestar Infantil
Code of Ethics for Child Welfare Professionals  
DCFS Guidelines for Responding to Sexual Harassment In The Workplace  
Assistance with Services for Substance Abuse-Affected Children and Families  
Now is the Time (Affirmative Action) El Momento es Ahora (Accion Afirmativa)
Office of the Inspector General Resources  
   

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