HIGHLAND AVEAURORDaum, ChristinaFreke, DeborahSaturdaySaturdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:DEKALBSession 1Session 211/28/1212/05/126:30 PM6:30 PM9:30 PM9:30 PMDEKALB DCFS OFFICE760 PEACE ROADDEKALBHarve, RobynWednesdayWednesdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:ELGINSession 1Session 212/04/1212/11/126:30 PM6:30 PM9:30 PM9:30 PMELGIN EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH1900 BIG TIMBER ROADELGINCarlson, MelvinCarlson, GayTuesdayTuesdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:10/19/2012Updated on:Educational AdvocacySession 1Session 2KankakeeSession 1Session 211/10/1211/10/129:30 AM1:30 PM12:30 PM4:30 PMKANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE100 COLLEGE DR.KANKAKEEPalinski, SherylSaturdaySaturdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:SOUTH BARRINGTONSession 1Session 212/08/1212/08/129:30 AM1:30 PM12:30 PM4:30 PMWILLOW CREEK CHURCH67 E.ALGONQUIN ROADSOUTH BARRINGTONMoffitt, JoyceSaturdaySaturdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:12/08/129:30 AM1:30 PM12:30 PM4:30 PMWILLOW CREEK CHURCH67 E.ALGONQUIN ROADSOUTH BARRINGTONMoffitt, JoyceSaturdaySaturdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:VERNON HILLSSession 1Session 203/26/1303/28/136:30 PM6:30 PM9:30 PM9:30 PMUCAN830 WEST END COURT Suite 900VERNON HILLSTuesdayThursdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:WAUKEGANSession 1Session 211/17/1211/17/129:00 AM1:00 PM12:00 PM4:00 PMVISTA WEST2615 WASHINGTON STREETWAUKEGANMoffitt, JoyceClark, TessaSaturdaySaturdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:06/22/139:30 AM9:30 AM12:30 PM12:30 PMVISTA WEST2615 WASHINGTON STREETWAUKEGANMoffitt, JoyceVan Gorkom, JoanSaturdaySaturdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:WHEATONSession 1Session 211/12/1211/19/126:30 PM6:30 PM9:30 PM9:30 PMEVANGEL BAPTIST CHURCH1900 MANCHESTER ROADWHEATONVan Gorkom, JoanHoelscher, NancyMondayMondayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:10/19/2012Updated on:Educational AdvocacySession 1Session 2Rockford AreaRockfordSession 1Session 210/18/1210/25/126:00 PM6:00 PM9:00 PM9:00 PMILLINOIS MENTOR6701 CLINTON ROADLOVES PARKHumhres, SallySchoeneck, MarleneThursdayThursdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:11/19/126:00 PM6:00 PM9:00 PM9:00 PMILLINOIS MENTOR6701 CLINTON ROADLOVES PARKJohnston, TammyHumhres, SallyMondayMondayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:Central RegionPeoria AreaGALESBURGSession 1Session 201/07/1301/14/136:00 PM6:00 PM9:00 PM9:00 PMCENTRAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH60 PUBLIC SQUAREGALESBURGStokes, KathyMondayMondayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:LASALLE / PERUSession 1Session 211/07/1211/14/126:00 PM6:00 PM9:00 PM9:00 PMCENTER FOR YOUTH & FAMILY SOLUTIONS815 SECOND STREETLASALLEHall, JenniferMeuser, TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:MOLINE/ROCK ISLANDSession 1Session 211/17/1211/17/129:00 AM1:00 PM12:00 PM4:00 PMBETHANY FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES1830 6TH AVE.MOLINENewcomb, MaryManske, GinnyEDUCATION CENTER 2ND FLOORSaturdaySaturdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:03/21/136:00 PM6:00 PM9:00 PM9:00 PMBETHANY FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES1830 6TH AVE.MOLINEMusak, SusanNewcomb, MaryEDUCATION CENTER 2ND FLOORThursdayThursdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:Session 1Session 210/27/1211/03/129:00 AM9:00 AM12:00 PM12:00 PMPROCTOR HOSPITAL PROFESSIONAL BUILDING5401 N.KNOXVILLEPEORIKurth, JeanetteStokes, KathyLOWER LEVEL CLASSROOM #4SaturdaySaturdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:10/19/2012Updated on:Educational AdvocacySession 1Session 212/03/1212/10/126:00 PM6:00 PM9:00 PM9:00 PMPROCTOR HOSPITAL PROFESSIONAL BUILDING5401 N
KNOXVILLEPEORIyan, ColleenRoers, CherylLOWER LEVEL CLASSROOM #4MondayMondayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:12/18/126:00 PM6:00 PM9:00 PM9:00 PMFORREST HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH706 EAST FORREST HILL AVENUEPEORIpanbauer, MichelleRoers, CherylMEMORIAL HALL ROOMTuesdayTuesdayStartsLead TrainerCo-TrainerPlease Note:Session 1Session 211/29/1212/06/126:00 PM6:00 PM9:00 PM9:00 PMTRANSITIONS OF WESTERN ILLINOIS6
Foster parent plan central region
1 DCFS Central Region FosterParent Law Implementation Plan 2 Annual Report Plan narratives for Rights 1-15, followed Descriptions, if not included in the Annual Report *Attachments Foster Parent & Staff Receipt/Input/Development of Plan Signatures Summary of Foster Parent comments Summary of Agency response to Foster Parent comments Statement of plan endorsement & Foster PaCentral Region Foster Parent Law Grievance Procedure Central Region 2009 Foster Parent Law Grievance Report Regional Administrator Letter re: Foster Parent Participation Regional Foster Parent Executive Statewide Foster Care Advisory & Illinois Adoption Advisory Council Schedules Central Region Important Numbers to Know Authorized Child Care Payments (Board Rates) Central Region Respite Guidelines & form Notice of Decision Information Central Region 800 Foster Parent Help Line Information as attachments even if they have been addressed within the narratives.3
DCFS CENTRAL REGION W IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AFFIDAVIT OF DELIVERYA COPY OF THE CENTRAL REGION FOSTER PARENT LAW DCFS FOSTER PARENT DCFS CASEWORKER, LICENSING REPRESENTATIVE AND/OR STAFF have any questions, contact yoPLAN? Hand Delivered by Licensing Staff Willwww.state.il.us/dcfsOther: __Call 800 Help Line 866/368-5204____
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The Central Region 2009 Foster Parent Law Implementation Planning Committee utilizes a supplement document to assist in capturing areas of the Foster Parent Laws unique to specific field offices.
This three-page document requests information from the local committees (staff, community and foster parents) about what was accomplished, what didnt work well, plans for the next year, what trainings were provided during the year and what trainings are planned for the upcoming year.Even comments for improvements to the regional plan are collected from this document.
A region-wide committee consisting of foster parents, community and staff develop the Regional Foster Parent Law Implementation Plan.
2009 Annual Foster Parent Law Implementation Plan
The letter from the Division of Clinical Services & Professional Development Office of Foster Parent Support Services regarding Central Regions 2009plan noted our Regions strong efforts to include foster parents in the process.It stated, Utilization of your recently-developed supervisory tool should help ensure caseworker accountability.
Providing Family to Family training and Hispanic Cultural Sensitivity training should help caregiver skills.
The reviewer rt was detailed and thorough.
The letter from the Office of Foster Parent Support Services gave the following needs & Please limit attachments to documents specifically connected to the plan.
Do not track changes in your Annual Report.
This document should be developed on an Please review the entire plan according to Rule 340 in order to continue to develop effective strategies for implementation.Please review your plan-related Grievance Procedure with your foster parents, updating as needed, if you have not done so in the past two years.Overall it appears Central Region continues to succeed in its efforts to comply with and implement the Foster Parent Law.
There have been many positive and informative training sessions presented to staff and foster parents utilizing the co-training method.
These trainings have been held throughout the Region locally, regionally and in the community as reflected in the attached Supplement document and attached listing of trainings.
Efforts are continually being made to increase levels of communication between foster parents and staff at all levels, especially, in areas regarding concerns/suggestions needing resolution to identified issues.
The Foster Parent Grievance Process, Foster Parent Surveys, Regional Foster Care Executive Council & local foster parent meetings and local Foster Parent Law committee meetings have resulted in Management staff having an increased awareness ofpromoting individual communication between management staff and foster parents.
Problem areas noted in 2009 local supplement documents indicated a lack of foster parent attendance at local Foster Parent Law and other meetings despite areas with slight increases in attendance and better communication between foster parents and office staff.
Foster parent meeting attendance will always be a challenge due to work schedules and other events connected to different aspects of their individual and family lives.
Efforts continue to be made to accommodate foster parents.
These include but are not limited to, scheduling meetings and training at different times throughout the day and/or providing copies of plans via mail, hand delivery, local meetings hosted
parents have expressed concern is a lack of Foster Parent Support Specialists in some areas.
In areas with FPSS, concerns remain regarding the decrease rtment continues to rhaving added support to foster parents and realizes Foster Parent Support Specialists are very instrumental in providing support to our foster parents, as well as, in the implementation of this Foster Parent Law plan.
It is also recognized that providing timely support to foster parents and timely answers to their questions is a priority.
The department acknowledges minimal communications with foster homes currently without placement and/or those with placements.
Workers are another mechanism available to foster parents and they are required to have in person contact in the home at least monthly to address concerns/issues.
They are also expected to be available by phone to answer questions and to assis
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