PRIDE series (English) – Session 1

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

General information

PRIDE series (English) – Session 

  • 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 One: Connecting with PRIDE

Session One welcomes applicants to PRIDE. Applicants will learn how the training program integrates with the process of assessing resource families using the SAFE tools. Session One describes the knowledge and skills (known as "competencies") that resource families need to fulfill their important roles in caring for children and youth in through resource parenting. The various pieces of legislation that govern and mandate foster, kinship, customary care and adoption services are explained. Session One also acquaints applicants with several regular features of PRIDE. These include: PRIDE Connections (linking classroom learning with life experiences); Making a Difference! (stories from Ontario families illustrating the rewards of resource parenting); Key Points (a summary of important information discussed in each session); You Need to Know! (lessons to study at home); and A Birth Parent’s Perspective (stories and letters from parents to help you understand the families of children and youth in care). Applicants will view a video that dramatically portrays the experiences of resource parenting and will learn how children, youth and families are referred for these services. By the end of Session One, applicants will know much more about the rewards and challenges of resource parenting.

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

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

Event Properties

Event Date 30 September 2021
Event End Date 30 September 2021
Event time 6 pm to 9 pm
Location Virtuel