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PRIDE Model of Practice Implementation Training-New Orleans

Feb 03, 2020 08:30am -
Feb 07, 2020 04:30pm

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to Develop and Support Resource (Foster and Adoptive) Parents

as Team Members in Child Protection and Trauma-Informed Care of Children



New Orleans, Louisiana  

Monday, February 3 – Friday, February 7, 2020  

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Daily


CWLA invites agencies that have purchased a license to implement the PRIDE Model of Practice, and those that wish to experience the model to help make the decision to purchase the license, to participate in a training program that prepares participants to implement the PRIDE Model of Practice. This model addresses the challenge of finding and keeping competent and committed resource parents.  We will demonstrate how to integrate the competencies resource parents must have with the PRIDE preparation and assessment/approval process.  This approach helps ensure continuity between what prospective resource parents are recruited, prepared, and approved to do and expectations after children join their families. Participants who complete this course will be prepared to facilitate the FosterPRIDE/AdoptPRIDE preservice preparation and assessment program with prospective foster and adoptive parents, and to use the tools included in the PRIDE Model of Practice in the ongoing teamwork with foster and adoptive parents.


What is PRIDE?  Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE) is a “model of practice” to help ensure that staff who interact with resource parents through recruitment, orientation, preservice training, home studies/assessments, approval, matching, and ongoing teamwork reinforce agency mission, program objectives, values, and best practice skills.  The in-person/online edition of PRIDE integrates the benefits of in-person group training, family assessment (home study/approval), and online self-paced training while meeting the needs of diverse families and agency resources. It features innovative, cost-effective strategies with proven effective techniques, interactive vignettes, and is adaptable for both public and private agencies. The in-person/online edition of PRIDE strengthens the family assessment (home study) process with a focus on potential disruption indicators. Teamwork in child protection and trauma-informed practice and parenting is integral. The in-person/online edition of PRIDE emphasizes evidence-informed competency categories including: (a) protecting and nurturing children; (b) meeting children’s developmental needs and addressing developmental delays; (c) supporting children’s relationships with birth families; (d) connecting children to relationships that are safe, nurturing, and enduring (permanency); and (e) working as a member of a professional team.  For additional information, please visit  PRIDE Model of Practice.


Who are the participants? Participants should be staff from newly licensed agencies that are too small to make bringing CWLA staff onsite cost effective, newly hired staff from PRIDE licensed agencies, and decision makers from agencies considering purchasing the PRIDE Model of Practice license. All staff, supervisors, and managers who work in the foster care and adoption programs should participate.


Training Registration Fee for CWLA Members, $700; for Non-Members, $800.  Includes individual registrant’s participation in: (1) five days of strategies and techniques to implement the in-person/online edition of the PRIDE Model of Practice; (2) the online clusters of twelve courses, and (3) the training management system on Please note: registrants should complete online courses prior to the training.


Required Training Materials: PRIDE Model of Practice license holders have access to materials electronically and participants must bring printed copies of required materials to the training. Agencies participating in the training to help make the decision to purchase the license should contact Donna Petras to arrange materials for use during the sessions. Required materials needed for the training include: Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE Facilitator’s Guide; PRIDEbook (resource materials for prospective resource parents); PRIDE Model of Practice Handbook.


Cost for In-Person Training CEUs for CWLA Members, $50; for Non-Members, $75.  30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for the five-day implementation training, provided through NASW – Washington State Chapter.  24 additional CEUs (2 per online course) are available for the 12 online courses at an additional cost: CWLA Members, $40; Non-Members, $60. This is a special add-on rate, at a significant discount, and only available for registrants receiving the in-person training CEUs.


Training Location  and Information: The training will be held at Kingsley House, 1600 Constance Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. Hotel: Check for available options near the training site. Travel: New Orleans International Airport (20-25 minutes to training site)


Questions regarding registration should be directed to Julie Brite, or Samantha Carter Questions regarding the program should be directed to Donna Petras at

Event Type:Training
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Dec 28, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Dec 29, 2019 and ends on Jan 31, 2020.
Late registration starts on Feb 01, 2020.
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