PRIDE Online - Aug 23 - Oct 4 , 2019

Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education (PRIDE) Pre-service Training



Developed in Illinois in 1993, PRIDE is a competency-based model for the development and support of resource (foster, kin, customary care and adoption) families. The Ontario curriculum was last revised in 2010, with a minor video update in 2015. It is designed to strengthen the quality of resource care by providing a standardized, structured framework for recruiting, preparing and selecting foster, kin, customary care and adoptive parents. The sessions provide content in the areas of teamwork, attachment, child development, maltreatment, trauma, abuse, family relationships, adoption issues, placement challenges, loss, discipline, and the impact of care giving on the family. Enrollment in this course is restricted to families pursuing international or private adoption.

 The PRIDE Program has established the following six essential competency categories:  

  1. Protect and nurture children
  2. Meet children’s developmental needs
  3. Support relationships between children and their families
  4. Connect children to safe, nurturing relationships intended to last a lifetime
  5. Participate as a member of a professional team
  6. Reinforce a child’s heritage and cultural identity



 Total Duration

27 hours

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$150.00 CAD