Module One:  Awareness

Provides the participant with information and insight to determine if becoming a caregiver is a good choice for themselves and their family.  Module One is designed to provide an awareness of foster  parents and foundational information.  This training includes the following:  introduction to the child welfare system, the effects of trauma, grief and loss, attachment, cultural team work and advocacy and the effects on the care-giving family.

Field Experience

Information and Resources will be provided at class. This experience is for the potential foster parent, relative/kinship caregiver and/or foster adoptive to connect with the foster parents and may include attending a support group, talking to another foster parent, connecting with their Fostering Together liaison, completing on-line learning, etc.

Module Two:  Knowledge & Skills

Module Two is designed to provide and give the participant a foundation of knowledge and skills for their tool box be successful a caregiver/parent.  Training includes the following:  engaging families, the impact of trauma on child development, behavior management and ultimately getting prepared to take a child(ren) into their home and hearts.

There is no cost to take the training, but space is limited so YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER by providing your name(s), mailing address, phone and e-mail address (if applicable).  If you need special accommodations, please notify the trainer at least two weeks in advance.  Neither childcare or food is provided for these classes, so please make prior arrangements if necessary. If  unable to attend the class for which you have registered, please call and cancel as soon as possible.
Note: As of April 2014, the PRIDE Training is no longer available. For a list of frequently asked questions about PRIDE, please Click Here.