A Comparative Evaluation of Preservice Training of Kinship and Nonkinship Foster/Adoptive Families.
Christenson, Brian. McMurtry, Jerry.
Published: March/April 2007
Vol. 86, No. 1 , p. 125-140
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
727 15th Street, NW 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
In 2003, Idaho selected the Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE preservice training and resource family development program. PRIDE participants (n=228) completed a pre and posttest survey based on the PRIDE training competencies in 2004-2005. Results indicate that PRIDE is an effective training and resource family development program. Providing and evaluating foster/adoptive parent preservice training programs can assist child welfare programs in making a positive difference in the lives of families and children involved in the child welfare system while increased cost-savings by retaining foster/adoptive families over time. (Author abstract)
foster care; kinship care; parent education; foster families; adoptive families; training