PRIDE series (English) – Session 3

Language training English
Type of event Classroom/In person
Open to whom? Ressources Parents

General information

PRIDE series (English) – Session 3

  • Session 1: Connecting with PRIDE - SEPTEMBER 30 – Thursday - 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Session 2: Teamwork Towards Permanence - OCTOBER 2 – Saturday - 9 am to 12 pm
  • Session 3: Meeting Developmental Needs: Attachment - OCTOBER 7 – Thursday - 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Session 4: Meeting Developmental Needs: Loss - OCTOBER 14 – Thursday - 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Session 5: Strengthening Family Relationships - OCTOBER 16 -Saturday - 9 am to 12 pm
  • Session 6: Continuing Family Relationships - OCTOBER 21 - Thursday - 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Session 7: Meeting Developmental Needs: Discipline - OCTOBER 28 - Thursday - 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Session 8: Planning for Change - OCTOBER 30 – Saturday - 9 am to 12 pm
  • Session 9: Making an Informed Decision - NOVEMBER 4 – Thursday - 6 pm to 9 pm


What is PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education)?

Developed in Illinois in 1993, PRIDE is a competency-based model for the development and support of resource (foster and adoption) families. It is designed to strengthen the quality of foster care and adoption services by providing a standardized, structured framework for recruiting, preparing and selecting foster and adoptive parents. It also provides foster parent inservice training and ongoing professional development.

The components of the PRIDE Program are:

  • Nine Pre-Service training modules (27 hours)
  • “Connection” homework assignments related to each session
  • Mutual Family Assessment – competency based and integrated with SAFE
  • Family Development Planning Tools (for ongoing education)
  • Nine In-Service training modules also available in digital format

Session Three: Meeting Developmental Needs: Attachment

This session reviews the "basics" of child growth and development, with an emphasis on the importance of a child or youth’s need for a sense of belonging. Applicants will consider how important it is for children and youth to form deep and lasting attachments as well as the impact of positive day-to-day parenting on a child or youth’s growth and development. This session introduces the Ontario Looking After Children model for identifying children and youth’s strengths and needs as well as affirming the importance of believing in resiliency and a child or youth’s capacity to succeed in life. Applicants will learn about child maltreatment, neglect and child institutionalization; and about their impact on attachments, development and behaviour. Ways in which resource parents build positive attachments with children and youth are explored.

Trainers : Sophie Bourbonnais & Jean-Marc Carrière (FP)

To register, send an email to OR call 613.249.8593 (x4729)

Event Properties

Event Date 7 October 2021
Event End Date 7 October 2021
Event time 6 pm to 9 pm
Location Virtuel