TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH PRIDE, PARENT RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION, DEVELOMENT, AND EDUCATION, ORANGE COUNTY'S STANDARDIZED FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENT TRAINING
Developed by the Child Welfare League of America, Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education (“PRIDE”) is Orange County's standardized training curriculum for prospective foster and adoptive parents.
Strengthens the quality of family foster care and adoption services.
Provides a standardized, consistent, structured curriculum and support for prospective foster and adoptive families.
Is taught by a team of experienced foster and adoptive parents and social workers.
Fulfills applicants' licensing requirement to attend 18 hours of specialized training.
Consists of six classes, taken one class per week for a total of six weeks, and covers the following sessions:
Discover the difference between discipline and punishment
Explore the challenge of discipline
Learn ways foster and adoptive parents can meet the goal of providing discipline that works
Session Seven: Continuing Family Relationships
learn about permanency timelines and the importance of the “child's clock” in determining permanency decisions
Session Eight: Planning Change
Gain insights into what to expect during the first hours, days, and weeks of a child's placement
Learn what to ask a child's social worker
Discover how to talk with your foster child
Explore how foster children might impact your own children and families
Session Nine: Taking PRIDE: Making an Informed Decision
Hear from a panel of experienced members of the child welfare team, including foster parents, adoptive parents, social workers, relatives and non-related extended family members, and foster care youth and alumni.
Five PRIDE Core Competencies
Selection of foster and adoptive families will be based on five PRIDE core competencies. All foster and adoptive children will:
Be protected and nurtured;
Have their developmental needs met and their developmental delays addressed;
Be given support for their relationships with their families;
Be connected to safe, nurturing relationships intended to last a lifetime;
Have their needs met by foster and adoptive parents, social workers, and others who work together as a professional team.
For more information or to register for the classes, please call (888) 871-KIDS (1-888-871-5437).