SOS Illinois Training Resource Library
During these special circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, having accessible, educational training resources for our Foster Parents and staff is vital. In partnership with the Communications department, Quality Assurance & Training has put together a library of essential training videos for Foster Parents and staff entering our community, and those looking to engage in a refresher course. Videos are organized below by umbrella topics, and more videos will be added as they are made available
Due to the safety and privacy concerns as addressed in these videos, please do not share the access password with anyone else. If
Introduction to SOS Illinois Training Videos
The videos below are to offer an introduction to SOS Children’s Villages Illinois unique Model of Care, the structure of our community, and important processes towards becoming a Foster Parent or other member of our staff.
Child Care Training Videos
The videos below are to offer important resources and tactics to implement when caring for the children in your SOS Illinois Village home, or working alongside our child as a Relief Parent or staff member.
Financial Education Training Videos
The videos below are to offer important resources and tools needed to properly keep an updated Home Account in your SOS Illinois home.
Teamwork Training Videos
The videos below offer insight to creating successful, professional relationships with your colleagues at SOS Illinois.
Checking out one of our training videos? Make sure to check your internet speed beforehand to minimize buffering, and find a quiet space in your home where you can zone in!
Need to know what trainings are required in your position? Connect with Katie or Brittney for a refresher.
Children with IEPs may have a paraprofessional aid, counselor, speech therapist, or more at their school that they would typically see on a regular basis. If they have not yet reached out to you, it is a good idea to reach out to them about how you can both best support the needs of your child during virutal learning.
Teenagers, middleschoolers, and young child have different learning needs and requirements based upon their academic expectations during virutal learning. Having a schedule or chart for each child’s learning requirements (such as Zoom classroom meetings or online quizzes) helps keep things on track.
For most parents, virutal and e-learning is a new practice. Practicing patience with yourself and your children will make the experience easier on everyone.