CWLA offers training and consultation to help agencies implement the PRIDE Model of Practice, typically in one of two ways:
(1) CWLA staff come to your agency and work with all staff responsible for family foster care and adoption services. Consultation begins with administrative leadership because training is only as effective as the policy that directs it and the supervision that reinforces the skills that are learned. Training is provided for staff responsible for recruitment, family assessment (home study), pre-service training, and selection of foster and adoptive parents, and for foster parent in-service training. Foster and adoptive parents who serve as co-trainers are included. Staff who match and place children with foster and adoptive parents also are included. This is the preferred technical assistance strategy to bring the PRIDE Model of Practice to your agency, because it assures that all members of the team are working from the same values and practice base, and as role reciprocals.
(2) CWLA offers open enrollment training around the country for staff who work with foster and adoptive parents. This open enrollment is designed for agencies already using PRIDE and need to have new staff trained in the PRIDE Model of Practice. University or college-based trainers who provide PRIDE pre-service or in-service training are welcomed.