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Foster Care and Adoptive Care Pre-Service Training and Resources Region III

P.R.I.D.E. was initiated by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Child Welfare League of America. The Pre-service component of the Foster and Adoptive Care training  was adapted for West Virginia. Pre-service training consists of 21 hours of training, generally done over a seven week time period (or 3.5 weeks when done on Saturdays).

The goals of Foster Parent Training are:

“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked, and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for is the greatest poverty.” • Mother Teresa