PRIDE In-Service Training
Caregivers provide an invaluable service to children, youth, and families requiring specialized skills, education, and support.
As of January 2020, PRIDE In-Service is available to foster caregivers across BC. This on-line training, designed to meet their unique needs and offer focused skills training, is free of charge and takes about 50-55 hours to complete. All foster caregivers are required to complete the BC PRIDE In-Service Training within two years of becoming approved.
The Pride In-Service curriculum consists of 11 modules: Modules 1-9, Caring for Indigenous Children, and Supporting Open and Safe Dialogue about Substance Use.
Training content includes:
- Assessing Self-Esteem
- Caring for Indigenous Children
- Communicating with Youth & Children
- Promoting Positive Behaviour & Self-Responsibility
- Sexuality & Sexual Abuse
- Child/Birth Family Ties
- Teamwork Skills
- Cultural Competence
- Permanency Planning & Goals
- Supporting Transitions
- Foster Parent Adoption
- Managing Change in Your Family
- Abuse/ Neglect Allegations
- Supporting Open and Safe Dialogue about Substance Use
To register, request the PRIDE In-Service training via your Resource Worker who will submit a registration form on your behalf.
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