Pride Model of Practice – Implementation Training September 30, 2019
PRIDE MODEL OF PRACTICE
to Develop and Support Resource (Foster and Adoptive) Parents as Team Members in Child Protection and Trauma-Informed Care of Children
What is PRIDE? Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE) 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 in-person/online edition of PRIDE 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. The in-person/online edition of PRIDE strengthens the family assessment (home study) process with a focus on potential disruption indicators. Teamwork in child protection and trauma-informed practice and parenting is integral. The in-person/online edition of PRIDE emphasizes evidence-informed competency categories including: (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.