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Jul 15, 2013 09:00am -
Jul 19, 2013 01:00pm

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Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) cordially invites you to participate in

“PRIDE Model of Practice” Implementation Training

A Competency-Based Model of Practice to Develop and Support

Resource (Foster and Adoptive) Parents


Baltimore, MD

Monday - Thursday, July 15 - 18, 2013, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Friday, July 19, 2013, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Background and Content

Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE) is a 14 step model of practice to develop and support foster and adoptive (resource) families. Developed by a collaboration of public and private agencies and organizations across the country, PRIDE is implemented by over 30 jurisdictions in the U.S. and over a dozen other countries. The PRIDE program is designed to strengthen the quality of family foster care and adoption services by providing a standardized, consistent, structured framework for the competency-based recruitment, preparation, assessment, and selection of foster and adoptive parents, and for foster parent in-service training and ongoing professional development. The PRIDE Model of Practice is built around five core competency categories: protecting and nurturing children; meeting children’s developmental needs and addressing their delays; supporting relationships with birth families; connecting children to safe, nurturing relationships intended to last a lifetime (permanency); and working as a member of a professional team.



This training opportunity is designed for anyone responsible for the recruitment, assessment, pre-service training, and selection of foster and adoptive parents, and for foster parent retention. Agency-based staff, college trainers, and experienced foster and adoptive parents who train are warmly welcomed.


Training Facilitator

This training will be facilitated by one of PRIDE’s original developers: Donna D. Petras, PhD from Chicago, IL. For more information about PRIDE’s origins, its use in the U.S. and internationally, and background information about Donna, please visit:


Cost for Registration Fee: CWLA Members $430; Non-Members: $485

(Includes continental breakfast and lunch)


Cost for Required Training Material: CWLA Members $480; Non-Members $600

The following training material is required for all participants.

PRIDE Pre-service Package: Trainer’s Guide (Revised 2009); PRIDE Book (Revised 2009); Making a Difference Video; Program Vignettes Video; Developing Family Resources Video; and Family Forever: Reunification Through Family-Focused Foster Care Video

PLEASE NOTE: If a participant already has the PRIDE pre-service training material package (2009 edition), when registering they can select Registration Fee Only and must bring the Trainer’s Guide and PRIDE Book to the training. If a participant needs the PRIDE pre-service training material, when registering they can select Registration & Material and the training material will be provided onsite. (Select Register for this Event at page bottom to continue to online registration.)



Up to 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for the training, provided through the NASW – Washington State Chapter. Cost for CEUs: CWLA Members $25; Non-Members $35


Training Location (Host Agency) and Hotel Option

The training will be held at the Board of Child Care, Conference Center, 3300 Gaither Road, Baltimore, MD 21244. The closest hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore North, 1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208, Phone: (410) 653-1100. Reservations can be made at Use the group booking code: KCM when making reservations. A discounted price will be available through June 14, 2013.  After this date, discounted rates will depend on availability.  The room rate includes ground transportation to and from the training site each day.


Questions? Program contact: Donna, Registration contact: Julie Brite,

Event Type:Training
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on May 30, 2013.
Regular registration starts on May 31, 2013 and ends on Jul 11, 2013.
Late registration starts on Jul 12, 2013.
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