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Fall PRIDE Training

Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education

Announcing a Special Training for Trainers

Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE

Locations and Dates

Tampa, Florida

This training has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
November 18-20, 2008

Northern California (mid-way between Sacramento and San Francisco)

The Northern California PRIDE Training is full. No more registrations are being accepted. Please see information on our Florida Training below.
September 22-24, 2008
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Part I: Conducting the Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE Group Preparation Program for Prospective Foster Parents and Adoptive Parents

Courtyard by Marriott
1350 Holiday Lane
Fairfield, CA 94533

Register by: September 12, 2008
This conference is full. No more registrations are being accepted.

Program Information


Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE is a competency-based, 14-step program for the recruitment, preparation, assessment and selection of prospective foster parents and adoptive parents. This special training opportunity will focus on the content and process of implementing the nine-session, 27-hour revised preservice training program for prospective foster parents and adoptive parents (Part I). This training for trainers will include a session-by-session review and participant teach-backs. The trainer will be Ginnie Waldron an experienced PRIDE trainer.

Target Group

This training is for agency staff who train, assess and select potential foster parents and adoptive parents, and for experienced foster parents and/or adoptive parents who serve as trainers for their agencies. The PRIDE Program emphasizes the benefits of a training/family assessment team represented by a child welfare social worker or educator, and an experienced foster parent or adoptive parent. Agencies are encouraged, but not required, to send teams to the training. Trainers who are already familiar with the revised PRIDE are encouraged to assess carefully if their participation in another training is necessary.


Part I participants must purchase copies of the following: To order these materials, click on the above links or
  • Telephone - 800/407-6273 (Recommended, and Required for Member Discounts)
  • Fax - 703/412-3194
  • E-mail -
  • Mail - Child Welfare League of America, Post Office Box 345, Mt. Morris, IL 61054-9834
Part I participants might also wish to purchase copies of the following videos: Please order these materials well in advance of the training sessions, and bring the manuals to the training. Having these materials in hand is essential to successful participation.

It is strongly recommended to order by phone to insure materials arrive in time, and to inquire as to how much time ought to be allowed for shipment. Expedited shipping ought to be requested as necessary (for an additional fee). Please contact CWLA's Publications department directly with any questions regarding your order.

Member agencies ought to please note that they have to order either by phone or on line, indicating their member numbers, for their standard discount on the material prices.

Please use the following assigned training identifications when placing your orders:
Northern CA (Part 1) - NCA0908
Contact CWLA Publications directly with any questions regarding your order. Certificates

A participant who attends the training in its entirety will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education Units

CWLA member agency participants who pay a fee of $25, and nonmember agency participants who pay a fee of $50 - and complete the entire Part I training - will receive 18 CEUs.

Hotel Accommodations

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. View local hotels and reservation information.

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