PRIDE Model of Practice – All In-Person Resources

The PRIDE Model of Practice Handbook

The Handbook presents the 14-step model of practice. Each of the 14 steps has a chapter that includes: its purpose; the competencies staff need to implement the step; the objectives; the process for implementation; and the resource tools to implement the step.

FosterPRIDE/AdoptPRIDE Pre-Service Preparation and Assessment (integration of training and home study) Resources

  • Trainer’s Guide (2009 edition) provides content and process directions for facilitating the nine, three-hour pre-service sessions. (A 2003 edition is available in Spanish.)
    • Session One: Connecting with PRIDE
    • Session Two: Teamwork Towards Permanency
    • Session Three: Meeting Developmental Needs: Attachment
    • Session Four: Meeting Developmental Needs: Loss
    • Session Five: Strengthening Family Relationships
    • Session Six: Meeting Developmental Needs: Discipline
    • Session Seven: Continuing Family Relationships
    • Session Eight: Planning for Change
    • Session Nine: Making an Informed Decision: Taking PRIDE
  • The PRIDEBook (2009 edition) includes all the resource materials (handouts) for FosterPRIDE/AdoptPRIDE participants. (A 2003 edition is available in Spanish.) The materials include: worksheets for use during the sessions; a summary of session content; resource readings; and PRIDE Connections (worksheets) that link the training experience with family assessment and at-home consultations.
  • The 35-minute DVD Making a Difference (also available in Spanish), developed by the San Felipe Humanitarian Alliance, is designed for use in Session One to demonstrate the PRIDE  Model of Practice competencies, and help prospective resource parents differentiate between fostering and adopting so they can make a commitment to be meaningful to a child’s lifetime or make a lifetime commitment to a child.
  • The 35-minute DVD Developing Family Resources (also available in Spanish), developed by the San Felipe Humanitarian Alliance, is designed for use with staff to demonstrate how to integrate family assessment with pre-service training, and provides  mutual assessment strategies to help prospective resource parents make an informed decision to select in or select out.
  • The 35-minute DVD Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE Program Vignettes (also available in Spanish) portrays 20 situations of children in foster families to demonstrate skills and promote discussion and learning in Sessions Two through Eight.
  • The 17-minute DVD Family Forever, developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, explains family foster care as a family-focused service to promote a better understanding of the foster care team and how birth parents experience their children’s placement (for use in Session Two).

PRIDE Model of Practice Core (In-Service) Training Resources

PRIDE Model of Practice Core includes 11 competency-based in-service training modules, totaling 87 hours of training, and ranging in duration from 3 to 15 hours each. Each module includes a Trainer’s Guide and a PRIDEbook. The Trainer’s Guide  provides the content and process instructions for leading the sessions. The PRIDEbooks contain: the resource materials participants will use in the sessions; at home worksheets; a summary of session content; and resource readings.

Module 1: The Foundation for Meeting the Developmental Needs of Children at Risk (12 hours)

Module 2: Using Discipline to Protect, Nurture, and Meet Developmental Needs (9 hours)

Module 3: Addressing Developmental Issues Related to Sexuality (3 hours)

Module 4: Responding to the Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Abuse (6 hours)

Module 5: Supporting Relationships between Children and Their Families (9 hours)

Module 6: Working as a Professional Team Member (9 hours)

Module 7: Promoting Children’s Personal and Cultural Identity (6 hours)

Module 8: Promoting Permanency Outcomes (12 hours)

Module 9: Managing the Fostering Experience (6 hours)

Module 10 (Under revision): Understanding the Effects of Chemical Dependency on Children and Families (15 hours)

Module 11: Understanding and Promoting Child Development (3 hours)

Module 12: Understanding and Promoting Preteen and Teen Development (6 hours)

PRIDE Model of Practice Advanced and Specialized (In-service) Training Resources

The Advanced and Specialized Modules provide ongoing professional development for resource parents who have completed the Core training. They provide the resources and tools to respond effectively to complex situations or issues related to caring for children with particular conditions or life experiences. Adoptive parents may find the topics of value.

The Advanced and Specialized Modules include one or more three-hour sessions. Each Advanced and Specialized module includes a Trainer’s Guide that provides the content and process instructions for leading the sessions and PRIDEbook.  The PRIDEbooks contain: the resource materials participants will use in the sessions; at home worksheets; a summary of session content; and resource readings.

Teens in Care: Supporting Attachment (6 hours) 

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence (9 hours)

Preparing Youth for Successful Adulthood (12 hours)

Working Together to Improve the Educational Outcomes for Youth in Care (9 hours)


All CWLA materials have a copyright, therefore a license is available that entitles an agency to make unlimited copies of the CWLA produced PRIDE Model of Practice Resources.

Advantages of the licenses:

  • Cost-effective
  • Predictable costs that are easily anticipated and budgeted
  • Easy access to purchased resources
  • Access to new and revised resources
  • Participation in the PRIDE Model of Practice Learning Collaborative
  • Technical support and training provided by

For information or assistance with the PRIDE Model of Practice, please contact Marcus Stallworth, LMSW, Director, Training and Implementation or Gaelle Augustin, Training and Administration Associate.

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