Aaron Green is your Trainer for Foster Care Certification. Our training program is called “Foster Care Pride” and represents our feelings about individuals who come forward and Stand Up to provide Foster Care for Denver’s most vulnerable children and youth.
Before attending a Pride class it is important that you first attend a Foster Care Information meeting. A schedule of meeting classes is provided on this page for your convenience. You can also print out a schedule and register for the meeting on line by clicking here. This session is designed to help you understand the dynamics of foster care and to assist you as you decide to become a Foster Care Provider. We encourage you to ask questions at the sessions so you are well informed to make your decisions.
In addition to the Pride classes you will also be required to be certified in First Aid and CPR. Both the Pride classes and the First Aid/CPR class are offered free of cost to you.
We look forward to meeting with you and helping you through the certification process. Please contact us at the Foster Care information line; 720-944-4000, if you have questions before attending the Information Meeting.
Aaron Green at: 720-944-4000
Expected Outcomes of Pride Training
Foster Care Pride Training is divided into nine sessions. The nine training sessions cover the knowledge and skills you will need to become a foster or adoptive parent and focuses on five core competencies:
- Protecting and nurturing children;
- Meeting developmental needs and addressing developmental delays;
- Supporting relationships between children and their families;
Connecting children to safe, nurturing relationships intended to last a lifetime;
- Working as a member of a professional team.
These outcomes reflect essential elements for meeting the needs of children and youth in foster care. The Foster Care Pride program provides the support for Foster Care providers to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve these outcomes.
Topics covered in the training sessions are closely connected to the information you will be discussing with your Home Study Worker during the certification process. Training sessions will provide you with the opportunity to learn about and experience the competencies that new resource parents need to support children in foster care.
The Nine foster Care Pride Training Sessions
- Session One:
Connecting with PRIDE
- Session Two:
Teamwork toward Permanence
- Session Three:
Meeting Developmental Needs (Attachment)
- Session Four:
Meeting Developmental Needs (Loss)
- Session Five:
Strengthening Family Relationships
Six: Meeting Developmental Needs (Discipline)
- Session Seven:
Continuing Family Relationships
- Session Eight:
Planning For Change
- Session Nine:
Making an Informed Decision
PRIDE takes a lot of your time and energy when you aren’t certain of the
outcome. However, we have learned that it’s worthwhile to take time now to make
the best assessment possible. On behalf of
our children and youth we thank you for your interest in becoming a Foster Care