24th Annual Joint Conference of the African American Advisory Council Institute
June 3, 1016 Illinois State University Alumni Center Normal, Illinois
To register for this institute, please complete and return the 2016 Registration Form to the Training Registration Office by fax: 217-557-4349, by mail: DCFS Office of Training, 406 E. Monroe St., Station 122, Springfield, IL 62701 or by email: DCFSTraining@illinois.gov
Training Credit Information
DCFS clock hour and CEU credit will be given to conference attendees for general sessions and workshop sessions. To receive training credit, participants must receive a stamp following the completion of each training workshop or session. Participants need to attend the entire session to receive credit. Unfortunately, you will not receive credit if you are more than 15 minutes late for a session, or if you fail to get your form stamped at the end of the conference.
This institute will be held at Illinois State University, Alumni Center, 1101 North Main Street in Normal; phone number: 309-438-4781
In accordance with Governor Rauner’s Executive Order 15-08 (travel restrictions), please note that no travel will be reimbursed. There will also be no compensatory or overtime provided by DCFS.
In the event that you need to cancel your conference registration, please call the DCFS Registration Unit (877-800-3393).
Mega Workshop Descriptions
Giving Youth Opportunities to Showcase Their Assets: Growing up in the child welfare system can be extremely challenging. Despite these stresses, many youth in the child welfare system have historically made an array of contributions to society following their involvement in care. They are scholars, teachers, social workers, entrepreneurs, engineers, doctors, attorneys, tradesman, authors, celebrities, entertainers, athletes and so forth. As child welfare professionals, it is incumbent upon us to recognize the valuable assets that children possess and to ensure that they are utilized while in care. The panelists in this mega-workshop consist of former and/or current individuals that have been in substitute placement. They will reflect on how their personal skills and talents provided additional opportunities for them on the road to permanency and how this played a role in helping them pursue a career path today.
A Diverse and Inclusive Community Thriving in a Time of Turmoil: This panel discussion will provide participants with insight into factors that contribute to the resilience of a community that thrives in the midst of turmoil. It will offer an overview of regional and national impact on child welfare and focus on the discussion at a macro, miso and micro level.