The CPS program requires potential foster parents to attend the PRIDE (Parent Resource for Information, Development, Education) pre-service training program. PRIDE is a competency-based program consisting of 10 three-hour sessions, and covers topics ranging from attachment issues, loss issues, discipline, effects of abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, and the effects of fostering and adopting on the family. PRIDE is taught through a co-trainer model that consists of an agency trainer and a foster or adoptive parent trainer. PRIDE is designed to train prospective foster and adoptive parents together.
Please call our Program Developer at 214.928.9292 for our current training calendar and for additional information.