PRIDE series (English) – Session 4

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

General information

PRIDE series (English) – Session 4

  • 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 Four: Meeting Developmental Needs: Loss

When children and youth are separated from their family, community and culture, an overwhelming sense of loss may impede growth and development. In this session, applicants will learn the types of losses experienced by children and youth who require out-of-home care and their impact on how a child or youth feels and behaves. “Pathways through the grieving process” is discussed as a framework for addressing loss issues. Loss is presented as something everyone must face. Applicants will have a chance to consider their own response to losses in their lives. Based on this, they will discuss how they might respond to losses that come with resource parenting and how they can help children and youth cope with their losses.

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

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

Event Properties

Event Date 14 October 2021
Event End Date 14 October 2021
Event time 6 pm to 9 pm
Location Virtuel