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 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 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 5: Supporting Relationships Between Children and Their Families

The goals of the three sessions in this module are to help foster parents understand the importance of the child's family relationships, to develop their skills to support these relationships, and to provide ways for participants to share the parenting role and to help birth parents.

Module 3: Addressing Developmental Issues Related To Sexuality

This module, consisting of one three-hour session, provides information on normal sexual development and behavior in children and youth, identifies factors that indicate problematic sexual behavior, and outlines techniques for educating children about sexuality.