New Generation PRIDE Foster Parent Training
New Generation PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education) is a training course offered through the Rappahannock County Department of Social Services for individuals who wish to become an emergency, respite, long-term foster parent and/or foster grandparent. The training is a combination of in-person sessions and on-line clusters to prepare and educate individuals interested in providing foster care.
PRIDE is a competency-based model based on the belief that resource families need to have special strengths, knowledge and skills, as well as a community of supports in order to be successful as foster care families. The PRIDE curriculum is based on five competencies that promote the need to not only understand how to best help children that have been abused and neglected, but to also strengthen all families (birth, foster, or adoptive). Potential foster parents will have an online training component which will be provided on the first evening of training.