This year's event focuses on the "Interests, Talents, and Skills of African American Youth" in foster care. This topic has particular significance given that youth who transition from foster are are among the most underrepresented groups of students on college campuses with graduation rates of 4-6%. The conference keynote speaker will be Grammy award winning musician Kashif Saleem.
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
For more information including the registration form, please click on the Illinois Permanency Enhancement Project 2016 Conference Website
The Center for Adoption Studies mission is to promote the adoption of children from the child welfare system and elevate their well-being and that of their families, and promote ethical, empirically based policy and to practice to improve the well-being of children and families served by the child welfare system through maintaining an active research program that increases knowledge and is a basis for improving policy and practice in our State and in the nation. Please learn more about our mission by visiting any of our Projects and Initiatives
Click to download "Against All Odds: College Success Among Foster Youth” presented by Dr. Doris Houston at the March 21, 2016 Main Street College Event.