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 4: Responding To The Signs And Symptoms Of Sexual Abuse

This module consists of two sessions. The first session is intended to increase the participants’ understanding of sexual abuse, while second session is focused on assisting foster parents to respond effectively to the issues of sexual abuse.

Module 2: Using Discipline To Protect, Nurture And Meet Developmental Needs

The purpose of Module 2 is to increase the participants’ understanding of the importance of discipline in meeting developmental needs and to provide some concrete techniques and skills they can use to manage behavior effectively. Building on the concepts presented and skills developed in Module 1, the three sessions in this module focus on proactive and reactive approaches to using discipline to protect, nurture and advance children's development.

Module 6: Working As A Professional Team Member

The purpose of this module is to provide foster parents with an understanding of the professional team in working on behalf of children and families. The three sessions include information and skill development related to teamwork, the tasks of foster parents as professional team members, and conflict management.

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.