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New Generation PRIDE Model of Practice Implementation Training November 6-10, 2017

Nov 06, 2017 12:00pm -
Nov 10, 2017 01:00pm

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to Develop and Support Resource (Foster and Adoptive) Parents

as Team Members in Child Protection and Trauma-Informed Care of Children



Hot Springs, Arkansas

Monday, November 6, 2017, 12:00 – 5:00 PM  

Tuesday – Thursday, November 7 – 9, 2017, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday, November 10, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM


CWLA invites agencies that have purchased a PRIDE Model of Practice license, and those that wish to experience the model to help make the decision to purchase a license, to participate in a training program that prepares participants to implement the PRIDE Model of Practice. This model addresses the challenge of finding and keeping competent and committed resource parents.  We will demonstrate how to integrate the competencies resource parents must have with the PRIDE preparation and assessment/approval process.  This approach helps ensure continuity between what prospective resource parents are recruited, prepared, and approved to do and expectations after children join their families.  Most importantly, it shows how to find and keep resource parents who have a commitment, not consumer approach to caring for children.  


What is the New Generation?  This is a “model of practice” to help ensure that staff who interact with resource parents through recruitment, orientation, preservice training, home studies/assessments, approval, matching, and ongoing teamwork reinforce agency mission, program objectives, values, and best practice skills.  The New Generation integrates the benefits of in-person group training, family assessment (home study/approval), and online self-paced training while meeting the needs of diverse families and agency resources. It features innovative, cost-effective strategies with proven effective techniques, interactive vignettes, and is adaptable for both public and private agencies. New Generation strengthens the family assessment (home study) process with a focus on potential disruption indicators. Teamwork in child protection and trauma-informed practice and parenting are integral. The New Generation continues to emphasize evidence-informed competency categories of: (a) protecting and nurturing children; (b) meeting children’s developmental needs and addressing developmental delays; (c) supporting children’s relationships with birth families; (d) connecting children to relationships that are safe, nurturing, and enduring (permanency); and (e) working as a member of a professional team.  For additional information, please visit  PRIDE Model of Practice.


Who are the facilitators and participants?  A team with expertise in PRIDE Model of Practice development and implementation will facilitate.  Participants should be staff from newly licensed agencies that are too small to make bringing CWLA trainers onsite cost effective, newly hired staff from PRIDE licensed agencies, and decision makers from agencies considering purchasing the PRIDE Model of Practice license. All staff, supervisors, and managers who work in the foster care and adoption programs should participate.


Training Registration Fee for CWLA Members, $600; for Non-Members, $700.  Includes individual registrant’s participation in: (1) five days of strategies and techniques to implement the New Generation PRIDE Model of Practice; (2) the online clusters of twelve courses, and (3) the training management system on Please note: registrants should complete online courses prior to the training.


Required Training Materials: PRIDE Model of Practice license holders will be provided materials electronically and should print copies of required materials to bring to the training. Agencies participating in the training to help make the decision to purchase the license should contact Donna Petras to arrange for materials to use during the sessions. Required materials include: 2016 New Generation Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE Facilitator’s Guide; 2016 PRIDEbook (resource materials for prospective resource parents); PRIDE Model of Practice Handbook; Making a Difference DVD; Developing Family Resources DVD; Family Forever DVD; and PRIDE Program Vignettes DVD.


Cost for In-Person Training CEUs for CWLA Members, $50; for Non-Members, $75.  30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for the five-day implementation training, provided through NASW – Washington State Chapter.  24 additional CEUs (2 per online course) are available for the 12 online courses at an additional cost: CWLA Members, $40; Non-Members, $60. This is a special add-on rate, at a significant discount, and only available for registrants receiving the in-person training CEUs.


Training Location and Registration: COMPACT Family Services, 2325 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901.  Hotels: A list of hotels in the area is available on the Location page.  Airport: Little Rock, AR (45 minutes from Hot Springs) 


Questions regarding registration should be directed to Julie Brite at jbrite@cwla.orgQuestions regarding the program should be directed to Donna Petras at

Event Type:Training
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Sep 29, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Sep 30, 2017 and ends on Nov 02, 2017.
Late registration starts on Nov 03, 2017.
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