Foster Parents; P.R.I.D.E. or beyond?
Part 4 of 5.
In part 2 &3, we explored the definition and components of a program called P.R.I.D.E. we discovered what does 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. This program specializes in advanced training all designed to teach knowledge and skills in five essential competency categories for foster parents and adoptive parents.
Question; we need to ask is it working. Keep that question in mind as we continue.
- Point of discussion fellow foster parents; one would think that there would be a need for a well-designed program of reality foster parents training. Are the people designing these training programs foster parents? As we examine the contents of this program we see that it is designed to instruct on the needs of the child (ren), this is excellent training in that department.
The question we need ask here is how does this fulfill our needs for support, understanding, and more importantly with allegations. Are they afraid to teach us truth? How do we begin a long-term relationship based on untruths or half-truths?
- Question; if you are a trainer who does not instruct these naïve foster parents on subjects like false allegations, documentation, administrative law, then you my friend are negligent in your duties. Is it possible that you still believe that what they do not know will not hurt..
2nd question to trainers; we are losing 68,000 foster parents each year across the U.S. because they are well prepared for fostering? Wrong; we, that is, FPLS believe that they would be foster parents taking the training would still like to be foster parents, the difference they would be prepared for the storm that will hurt them. You would not start a relationship with a dark cloud called allegations over a foster parents head. Be honest with us. Not only tell us about the storm, teach us how to best protect ourselves from allegations, teach us how to document properly.
If you agree then create your own ‘beyond training to be included after the MAPP or PRIDE trainings. Just do not leave these foster parenrts hanging in the lurch.
Now let us ask you another question; did you incorporate any of these subjects mentioned above? Do you know how to document? Do you know exactly what to do if you have an allegation? If not, why not?
Watch the video. Remember, there are no You Tube video’s on MAPP and/or PRIDE, why? If “PRIDE” and/or MAPP are efficient as proclaimed why do we not see proclamations of success?
Stay with us? Go on to part 5 draw your own conclusions.