Working with PRIDE

Children's Voice is proud to initiate a new column, "Working with PRIDE" about experiences with the Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education program. It will be a forum for informing the current and prospective PRIDE community--both in the United States and other countries--about PRIDE strategies, successes, and challenges. Everyone is invited to submit articles for publication in this column. Listed below are links to recent columns. Submission criteria are also detailed below.

Volume 22, Number 1
The PRIDE Model of Practice Network: Information and Invitation

Fall/Winter, 2011
Making Children and Youth the Centerpiece of Social Policy: PRIDE as Principled Advocacy

July/August, 2011
PRIDE at Penny Lane Centers: Passion and Commitment

May/June, 2011
Children in Foster Care: Loss Issues from Their Perspective

March/April, 2011
New Jersey's PRIDE Training Model

January/February, 2011
Community College, Child Welfare Service Agency, and Foster/Adoptie Parents Work Together in San Diego

November/December, 2010
Updating the PRIDE Family Development Plan

September/October, 2010
A Foster Parent's Story

July/August 2010
The PRIDE Journey

May/June, 2010
Implementing PRIDE Internationally: Singing the Same Song

March/April, 2010
Back to the Future

January/February, 2010
An Invitation to Write About PRIDE

Submissions for "Working with PRIDE" should:

  • • Describe experiences with the PRIDE program, such as successes, challenges faced and how those were addressed, outcomes achieved, cultural and other contextual issues and how they were managed, impact on families and children, and so on. The article can focus on the program as a whole or on the impact on an individual child, family, or staff. Policy and systems change issues can be shared as well. Issues still needing to be resolved are welcomed.
  • • Be authored by anyone involved with PRIDE--foster and adoptive parents, family development specialists, trainers and educators, social workers, policymakers and administrators, and community advocates.
  • • Be no more than 700 words in length.
  • • Be written in English.
  • • Include the following identifying information about the author or authors: name, title, agency or organization affiliation, location, e-mail address, phone number, and a brief description of the author's involvement with PRIDE.
  • • Be submitted electronically to Articles will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions about this column or article submission should be directed to We look forward to sharing your contributions!

Resource References from the March/April 2010 "Working with PRIDE" column:

  • • Christenson, B.L., & McMurtry, J. (2009). A longitudinal evaluation of the preservice training and retention of kinship and nonkinship foster/adoptive families one and a half years after training. Child Welfare, 88(4), 5-22.

  • • Herczog, M., van Pagee, R., & Pasztor, E.M. (2001). The multinational transfer of competency-based foster parent assessment, selection, and training: A nine-country case study. Special Issue of the Journal Child Welfare: International Issues in Child Welfare. Vol. LXXX, No. 5, 631-643.

  • • Pasztor, E.M. (2009). Confessions of a foster parent trainer. Fostering Families Today. July/August, 16-21.

  • • Pasztor, E.M., & McCurdy, M. (2009). When work comes home and home goes to work - child welfare social workers as foster and adoptive parents. In E. Grise-Owens & K. Lay, (eds.), Reflections - narratives of professional helping. Special Issue: Inside Out - Reflections on Personal and Professional Intersections, Spring, 15(2), 95-105.

  • • Pasztor, E.M. (2009). Foster parent development and support: A checklist. Fostering Families Today. September/October, 19-21.

  • • Pasztor, E.M., & McFadden, E.J. (2006). Foster parent associations: Advocacy, support, empowerment. Families in Society, 87(4), 483-490.

  • • Pasztor, E.M., Hollinger, D., Halfon, N., & Inkelas, M. (2006). Health and mental health for children in foster care: The central role of foster parents. Child Welfare, 85(1), 33-57.

  • • Pasztor, E.M., McNitt, M., & McFadden, E.J. (2005). Foster parent development and support: Strategies for the 21st Century. In G. P. Mallon & P. M. Hess (eds.), Child welfare for the 21st Century: A handbook of practices, policies, and programs. New York: Columbia University Press, 665-686.