Next week, the Child Protection Training Academy will mark five years of operation on the University of Illinois Springfield campus. In February 2016, the first group of newly hired DCFS child protection investigators came to campus to experience the recently launched simulation training model developed in partnership with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The tiny house on the UIS campus was transformed to become a cutting-edge training facility where DCFS investigators could interact with “family members” (Standardized Patient Actors from the SIU-School of Medicine) investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect in a realistic environment. As a result of the pandemic, the Academy has become proficient in a virtual training format and continues to use technology in areas to improve the training. The Academy is excited to think about the potential for improvement in critical thinking of all students, especially those who enter into the workforce to advocate for children. Learning is often limited by thinking ideas are impossible; the Academy dares to achieve the impossible.