PRIDE series (English) – Session 5

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

General information

PRIDE series (English) – Session 5

  • 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 Five: Strengthening Family Relationships

This session focuses on how families instill identity, cultural heritage, and self-esteem in children and youth. Applicants will review the child welfare goal of returning children and youth in resource care to their families of origin whenever possible. In discussing this concept, applicants will consider how the team can support this goal, known as "reunification." One way to strengthen family relationships is by supporting contacts between children and youth in resource care and their family members. Session Five discusses the resource parent’s role in family visitation and how to respond to a child or youth’s reactions around visits. Family ties are also discussed as important to adopted children and youth. Session Five introduces the concept of openness in adoption. This session explores how families can meet an adopted child or youth's lifelong need for identity and self-esteem.

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

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

Event Properties

Event Date 16 October 2021
Event End Date 16 October 2021
Event time 9 am to 12 pm
Location Virtuel