Orientation sessions are held every third Thursday, 5-6 p.m. at Firefly Cafe at Creekside. Registration is encouraged for orientation by contacting Jes Miller.
Parent Resource Information, Development and Education
P.R.I.D.E Pre-service Classes are required to become a foster parent in the Commonwealth of Virginia
P.R.I.D.E. is a model for the development and support of resource families. It is designed to strengthen the quality of family foster parenting and adoption services by providing a standardized structured framework for recruiting, preparing and selecting foster and adoptive parents.
P.R.I.D.E. training is based on the philosophy that the value of family life for children, however family is defined, is compelling. Because of this, knowledgeable and skilled foster and adoptive parents are integral to providing quality services.
P.R.I.D.E.'s goals are to help:
Meet the protective, developmental, cultural and permanency needs of children placed with foster and adoptive families.
Strengthen families, whether they are families of origin, blended families, extended or kinship families, foster families, adoptive families, or tribal members.
Strengthen the quality of family foster parenting and adoption services by providing a standardized, structured framework for pre-service training and mutual assessment.
Readings outside the classroom; Assignments;Online class on Mandated Reporting; CPR Requirement; Interviews
Background checks and information
Mutual Family Assessment
Upcoming PRIDE Training Classes are offered four times a year.