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Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE (Previous Event)


Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE is a competency based 14-step program for the recruitment, preparation, assessment, selection and ongoing support of foster parents and adoptive parents.  This special training opportunity will focus on the content and process of implementing the nine-session, 27 hour preservice training program as well as the process for guiding prospective foster and adoptive families through the mutual assessment and selection process.

This training for trainers will include a session-by-session review of the PRIDE trainer curriculum.  The training is highly interactive, and includes opportunities for participants to deliver portions of the curriculum and receive feedback and coaching from the training facilitator.  Participants who successfully complete the PRIDE training of trainers will be eligible to conduct PRIDE training within their agencies and to use the PRIDE assessment model in the decision-making selection and process and in preparing foster parent and adoption homestudy reports.

This training is for agency staff who train, assess, and select potential foster parents and adoptive parents, and for experienced foster parents and adoptive parents who serve as co-trainers for their agencies.

Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Inst.
Department of Mental Health Law & Policy
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MHC 1517
Tampa, FL 33612

Training Dates:

February 8-10, 2010
February 22-24, 2010

Cost: $600 Per Person
Tuition includes, USF parking permits and morning refreshments

Cancellations: 25% cancellation fee through Friday, February 5, 2010 NO REFUNDS after Friday, February 5, 2010

Class Size Limitations: This course is limited to 25 persons
Discount: 10% for a CWLA Member Agency (training only)


To participate in this training, participants will need to purchase copies of the following from the Child Welfare League of America:

To order these materials, click on the above links or

  • Recommended method -Telephone - 800/407-6273
  • Fax - 703/412-3194
  • E-mail -
  • Mail - Child Welfare League of America, Post Office Box 345, Mt. Morris, IL 61054-9834

Agencies using the PRIDE model for training, assessing and supporting foster parents and adoptive parents must purchase the following videos:
(Note: Purchase of the videos prior to training is not required.)

Please order required materials no later than January 8, 2010, and bring the manuals to the training. Having these materials in hand is essential to successful participation.

It is strongly recommended to order by phone to insure materials arrive in time, and to inquire as to how much time ought to be allowed for shipment. Expedited shipping ought to be requested as necessary (for an additional fee). Please contact CWLA’s Publications department directly with any questions regarding your order.

MHLP Faculty Member(s)

Laurie Cunningham, MS


For more information contact Laurie Cunningham at