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PRIDE Implementation Training

Aug 25, 2014 09:00am -
Aug 29, 2014 01:00pm

Event Description

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“PRIDE Model of Practice” Implementation Training

A Competency-Based Model of Practice to Develop

and Support Resource (Foster and Adoptive) Parents


Fort Myers, FL

Monday – Thursday, August 25-28, 2014  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday, August 29, 2014  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 as partners in child protection. Developed by a national collaboration of public and private agencies and organizations, the PRIDE Model of Practice is used in over 30 jurisdictions in the U.S. and over 20 other countries. The PRIDE Model of Practice aims to strengthen the quality of family foster care and adoption services by providing a standardized, consistent, structured framework for the competency-based recruitment, assessment, preparation, and selection of foster and adoptive or resource 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.  For more information about PRIDE, please visit



This training opportunity is designed for anyone responsible for the recruitment, assessment, pre-service training, and selection of resource or 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, as are all agency staff responsible for the assessment and selection of resource (foster and adoptive) parents who have an essential role as partners in child protection.


Training Facilitator

This training will be facilitated by Marcus Stallworth, CWLA Consultant/Trainer.


Cost for Registration Fee:  CWLA Members $420; Non-Members: $475

(For details on registration policies and procedures, select the "Registration" link at the top left of this page.)


Cost for Required Training Material:  CWLA Members $560; Non-Members $700

The following training material is required for all participants.

PRIDE Pre-service Package: Trainer’s Guide (Revised 2009); PRIDE Book (Revised 2009); Practice Handbook; Developing Resource Families DVD; Making a Difference DVD; Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE Program Vignettes DVD; and Family Forever: Reunification Through Family-Focused Foster Care DVD


PLEASE NOTE:  1. Participants who already have the PRIDE Model of Practice pre-service training material package (2009 edition) can select Registration Fee Only and must bring theTrainer’s Guide and PRIDE Book to the training.  Participants who need all the above PRIDE Model of Practice training material can select Registration and Material, and these will be provided onsite. (Select Register for this Event at page bottom to continue to online registration.) 2. PRIDE Model of Practice materials are copyrighted. Participants cannot photocopy or duplicate materials unless their agency has a PRIDE License to make multiple copies.  For more information, please contact Donna Petras as detailed below.



Up to 29 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: The training will be held at Hodges University, Room H-370 (3rd Floor, Building H), 4501 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33966. Nearby hotel options: Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers-Colonial Boulevard 4350 Executive Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33916, (239) 931-5300; or Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fort Myers East-The Forum, 3427 Forum Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL, 33905, (239) 936-0410.

Program Questions:  Donna Petras, PhD, MSW, CWLA Director, Models of Practice and Training Development,


Registration Questions : Julie Brite,


Event Type:Training
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Jul 10, 2014.
Regular registration starts on Jul 11, 2014 and ends on Aug 21, 2014.
Late registration starts on Aug 22, 2014.
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