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PRIDE Model of Practice Implementation Training - Long Beach, CA

Nov 12, 2013 09:00am -
Nov 15, 2013 04:30pm

Event Description


“PRIDE Model of Practice” Implementation Training

A Competency-Based Model of Practice to Develop and Support Resource (Foster and Adoptive) Parents

Montebello, CA

Monday – Thursday, February 3 – 6, 2014

9:00 AM – 4:30 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 isused 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.  


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 Facilitators

This training will be facilitated by Eileen Mayers Pasztor, DSW who is a principal designer and one of the original PRIDE Model of Practice developers. For more information about PRIDE’s origins, its use in the U.S. and internationally, and information about Eileen, please visit:  Recent "Working with PRIDE" columns from the Children's Voice magazine are available at

Cost for Registration Fee:  CWLA Members $395; Non-Members: $450

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; FosterPRIDE/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. (2) PRIDE Model of Practice materials are copyrighted. Participants cannot photocopy or duplicate materials unless their agency has a license to make multiple copies.  For more information, please contact Donna Petras as detailed below.



Up to 24 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)

The training will be held at Bienvenidos Foster Family Agency, 110 South Garfield Avenue, Montebello, CA 96040.

Registration:  Information and Online Registration

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 Oct 01, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Oct 02, 2013 and ends on Nov 07, 2013.
Late registration starts on Nov 08, 2013.
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