New Generation PRIDE Foster Parent Training
with Multiple Instructors
New Generation PRIDE (Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education) is a training course offered through the Rappahannock County Department of Social Services for individuals who wish to become an emergency, respite, long-term foster parent and/or foster grandparent. The training is a combination of in-person sessions and on-line clusters to prepare and educate individuals interested in providing foster care.
PRIDE is a competency-based model based on the belief that resource families need to have special strengths, knowledge and skills, as well as a community of supports in order to be successful as foster care families. The PRIDE curriculum is based on five competencies that promote the need to not only understand how to best help children that have been abused and neglected, but to also strengthen all families (birth, foster, or adoptive). Potential foster parents will have an online training component which will be provided on the first evening of training.
Note: In addition to the four classes on Wednesdays, June 5, to June 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., there will be a panel discussion on Wednesday, July 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dinner will be provided.
Anne Simon is a former foster parent and currently works with the Headwaters Foundation Starfish Mentoring Program. Anne has been trained in the New Generation PRIDE Facilitator training program and the Mutual Family Assessment process.
Hazel Swindler is a Family Services Specialist working for the Rappahannock County Department of Social Services. Hazel works in the Foster Care Unit. Hazel has been trained in the New Generation PRIDE Facilitator training program.
Shannon Ennis is a current foster parent and lives locally in Rappahannock County. Shannon has been an active member of the Rappahannock County Foster Parent Task Force since inception. Shannon has been trained in the New Generation PRIDE Facilitator training program and the Mutual Family Assessment process.
Anne, Hazel and Shannon will co-facilitate the PRIDE training class to provide a variety of perspectives on foster parenting.
Jun 5 - 26th, 2019
Wed for 4 weeks from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
RappU: Sperryville Schoolhouse
12018 Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740 Get directions