PRIDE Pre-Service Training
PRIDE - What is it?
PRIDE, the acronym for Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education, is the pre-service curriculum for potential foster and pre-adopt parents developed by Child Welfare League of America.
IDHW and Partner Universities have entered into an arrangement providing for Foster/Pre-Adoptive Trainers to be on staff, serving all areas of Idaho to provide standardized core training to pre-licensed foster parents statewide.
The PRIDE model is designed to strengthen the quality of family foster care and adoption services. It provides a standardized, consistent, structured framework for the competency-based development and support for resource families.
Consistent with the philosophy of teamwork, Foster/Pre-Adopt PRIDE pre-service is co-facilitated. The co-facilitation team members include a University Partner, regional Health and Welfare staff, and foster parent trainers.
PRIDE Pre-Service Training is for those interested in becoming foster or foster/adopt families.
It is geared to prepare families for the all important task of caring for children who have been removed from their homes. These training sessions also include kinship families providing temporary or permanent care for their relatives. A total of 27 hours of class time is offered in a variety of locations and times.
The PRIDE training is delivered in conjunction with a mutual assessment process, and a Family Resource Specialist will follow each family through the training to identify areas of strength and needs of support for becoming a foster family.
Goals of This Program:
- Meet the perspective, developmental, cultural, and permanency, needs of children placed with foster families and adoptive families.
- Strengthen families, whether they are families of origin, blended families, extended or kinship families, adoptive families, or members of a tribe or clan.
- Strengthen the quality of family foster care and adoptive services by providing a standardized, structured framework for pre-service training and mutual assessment; for foster parent in-service training; and for ongoing professional development.
How Can I Get Involved?
Those interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents and participating in this training should contact 211 or the regional IDHW office at Idaho Child.
Prospective Foster Parent Contact Info
Check the IDHW Service Region Map for your local PRIDE training contacts and schedule.