PRIDE: Core: Module 12, Understanding and Promoting Preteen and Teen Development
PRIDE Core is a multimodule competency-based training that addresses the knowledge and skills foster parents need.* The modules total 87 hours of training and range in duration from 3 to 15 hours.
Module 12 addresses key developmental tasks of preteens and teens, barriers and challenges to healthy development that youth in family foster care are likely to experience, and how this ultimately affects the youth’s ability to successfully transition to adulthood. Participants are also guided to develop strategies to promote resilience and healthy development.
Session One: Transitioning to Adulthood--Resilience, Risks, and Research
This session emphasizes that preteen and teen development is critical so youth will be better able to achieve the primary goal of successfully transitioning to adulthood. The reasons youth in family foster care are developmentally at risk is addressed, along with significant research about resilience, learning, and teen brain development. Participants have an opportunity to discuss how this new research may affect how we view our parenting role with teens. The session also begins the process of addressing basic developmental tasks for preteens and teens.
Session Two: Developmental Tasks and the Impact of Trauma and Loss
This session continues the overview of basic developmental tasks for pre-teens and teens, and then addresses how abuse, loss, and trauma are likely to affect the critical areas of development. Participants have an opportunity to develop specific strategies to help promote positive attachments and development for preteens and teens.
*Note: Module 10 is currently unavailable.
You might also be interested in PRIDE: Advanced and Specialized Training--Teens in Care: Supporting Attachment.
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CWLA Stock Number: 0340
Publication Date: 2008