P.R.I.D.E. Pre-Service

PRIDE is a licensed model of practice for the development and support of foster families.

Course Duration 27 hours
Course Delivery Self-Directed, Online
Course Provider Governors State University, Chicago IL
Course Type Self-Directed, Online

The curriculum consists of nine three-hour sessions of group training.

It contains PRIDE books, Training Manuals and Assessment Tools, designed with the help of foster parents to strengthen the quality of care for children. 

This training prepares prospective foster and adoptive families by combining a series of at-home consultation meetings with group training sessions. A mutual assessment/home study for readiness to foster or adopt is then completed.

Pre-service competencies are essential before a child is placed and are addressed in the Pre-service training (i.e. foster and adoptive parents must know the importance of promoting a child's positive sense of identity, history, culture and values to help develop self-esteem).

A mandatory three-hour Saskatchewan Aboriginal Cultural Component session as well as a 17-hour First Aid/CPR course are required training as part of the approval process.

Course Details

Course Type: Self-Directed, Online
Duration: 27 hours
P.R.I.D.E. Levels of Pay: Optional
Recertification Required: No
Provided by: Governors State University, Chicago IL
Training Type: P.R.I.D.E. Pre-Service

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Module 7: Promoting Children's Personal And Cultural Identity

Session One provides participants with an understanding of the importance of valuing and making a commitment to cultural competence and ways to work with the family foster care team to promote positive self-esteem through respecting, advancing and sharing children’s cultural norms and traditions.

Module 8: Promoting Permanency Outcomes

The intent of the four sessions in this module is to provide participants with a foundation for understanding permanency planning practice and to assist them in helping children and families achieve the desired permanency outcomes.

Module 1: The Foundation for Meeting the Developmental Needs of Children at Risk

The knowledge and skills developed during the four sessions of this module are critical to successfully fulfilling the foster parent role. The foundation competencies addressed pertain to assessing and building children's self-esteem, understanding behavior, and developing effective interpersonal skills. These sessions are designed to illustrate how to connect one's understanding of self-esteem and the meaning of behavior to the use of effective communication skills and the disciplinary process.

Module 9: Managing The Fostering Experience

This module examines the impact of placement on one's family by devoting one session to exploring ways to help foster families manage the changes, transitions, and challenges presented by the fostering role and another session to helping participants manage the impact of abuse and neglect allegations.