The North Dakota Foster Care and Adoption Programs follow the PRIDE (Parents Resource for Information Development and Education) Model for the mutual assessment and training of persons (single or married) interested in becoming foster or adoptive families.
Pre-service training program is a nine session, 27-hour introduction to the foster care and adoption programs. This training is part of the mutual assessment process where both the family and the agency are looking to see if foster care or adoption is the right "fit" at this time.
Financial reimbursement for expenses related to attending training is available and should be discussed at the first meeting. When a family meets the requirements and competencies of the program and becomes licensed, they will need to attend at least 12 hours of annual training.
Questions related to scheduled training opportunities, training requirements, and reimbursable expenses associated with training should be directed to the UND Children & Family Services Training Center (701) 777-3442.