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Stay Informed

The Department of Children and Family Services publishes several newsletters covering a variety of topics, with the goal of providing important, timely information about our programs and services to child welfare professionals and the public. Click on the name of the newsletters below to read current and past issues.
 
African-American Advisory Council Newsletter
Each edition of the African-American Advisory Council newsletter includes articles relevant to African-American child welfare issues, new legislation and DCFS and private agency initiatives affecting the families served by the Department of Children and Family Services.
 
Illinois Families Now and Forever® Newsletter
The Illinois Families Now and Forever® newsletter is full of information to help busy families more effectively parent children currently or formerly in DCFS care and to promote statewide teamwork in finding permanency for children.
 
Noticias Newsletter
Noticias includes articles pertinent to Latino child welfare issues and DCFS and private agency programs; and strives to be an informative source for child welfare professionals by providing updates on new initiatives and upcoming events. 
 
Partnering With Parents - Making Things Happen Newsletter
Making Things Happen is a newsletter by birth parents for birth parents. The newsletter provides helpful information about programs and services to parents who are currently involved in the child welfare system as they journey toward reunification or work to stay together.