Foster Parents; P.R.I.D.E. or beyond?
Part 3 of 5.
In part 1 & 2, we explored the definition of P.R.I.D.E. we discovered what the acronym stands for, and that it is designed to be a model for developing and supporting foster & adoptive families.
- We explored various aspects of this training designed to initially prepare foster parents for the task before them. does it do that?
- That said, let us continue with our examination, This program specializes in advanced training all designed to teach knowledge and skills in five essential competency categories for foster parents and adoptive parents.
One of the biggest surprises was when we tapped into the one below, $1380. for this package. Most of us do not even think about the cost of teaching us the classes that we attend, for instance.
Module 1 a logical place to start. Surprise, each Module has an equally outrageous prices. Someone, more than likely, the designer is making substantial bucks on your trainings.
Question, who wrote P.R.I.D.E. oops are all of these acronyms created by bureaucrats. We will leave that conclusion to you.
Now, let us look at some of those mightily impressive titles; Modules listed by number.
- 1. The Foundation for Meeting the Developmental Needs of Children at Risk (12 hours)
- 2. Using Discipline to Protect, Nurture, and Meet Developmental Needs (9 hours).
- 3. Addressing Developmental Issues Related to Sexuality (3 hours)
- 4. Responding to the Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Abuse (6 hours).
- 5. Supporting Relationships between Children and Their Families (9 hours).
- 6. Working as a Professional Team Member (9 hours).
- 7. Promoting Children’s Personal and Cultural Identity (6 hours).
- 8. Promoting Permanency Outcomes (12 hours).
- 9. Managing the Fostering Experience (6 hours).
- 10. Understanding the Effects of Chemical Dependency on Children and Families (15 hours)
- 11. Understanding and Promoting Child Development (3 hours).
- 12. Understanding and Promoting Preteen and Teen Development.
Notice something if you will, what is the focus of each module?
We, as foster parents need to understand the children in our care their needs and the intricacies of their specific problems, however, something is consistently wrong in all of the unified national trainings we have examined…what is missing.
We are, that is, the Foster parents who faithfully serve their communities, their nation. Those who risk reputations, integrity, our economic well being. We are risking it all, they are not! where are the foster parents needs in the two trainings we have examined? Do you see one discussion about our needs? Where is our protection, classes to enlighten us in documentation, allegations, or Administrative Law, when do our needs enter this picture?
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