The Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE) pre-service training is Ontario’s standardized training curriculum for Foster, Kinship in Care, and Adoptive applicants. This is a mandatory 27-hour training that all applicants are required to complete as part of the assessment and approval process. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption and child welfare systems, processes, and laws
  • Attachment and loss
  • Child development and issues specific to the needs of adopted children
  • The effects of neglect, lack of stimulation, abuse, and institutionalization on children
  • Identity formation and the importance of cultural and racial awareness
  • The importance of connections and continuity for children

Email if you have questions about PRIDE Pre-Service training.