Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ventura Aspiranet Calendar of Events

1838 Eastman Ave, #100
Ventura, CA‎ 93003
Tel: (805) 289-0120‎
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Interested in becoming a foster parent?
Come to a Foster Parent Orientation/Information Session:
  • Every Tuesday in August from 6:00-8:00pm
  • Saturdays, September 12th and 19th, 10:00am-12:00 noon
  • Saturdays, October 3rd and 10th, 10:00am-12:00noon

PRIDE Trainings

  • Wednesday, August 12th 5:45–9:00pm
  • Saturday, August 15th 9:15am–12:30pm
  • Monday, August 17th 5:45–9:00pm
  • Saturday, August 22nd 9:15am–12:30pm
  • Sundays, September 20th and 27th, 9:00am–5:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 3rd 5:45–9:00pm
  • Saturday, November 7th 9:15am–12:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 10th 5:45–9:00pm
  • Saturday, November 14th 9:15am–12:30pm
  • Saturdays, December 5th and 12th, 9:00am–5:00pm

Aspiranet has adopted PRIDE as it’s pre-certification training for prospective foster parents and adoptive parents. PRIDE is an acronym for Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education. PRIDE is a nationally recognized training that was created as a collaborative effort on the part of more than 150 foster parents, adoptive parents, social workers and educators.

The PRIDE training is beneficial for all foster and adoptive parents and Aspiranet is requiring that all currently certified foster families be trained in PRIDE. Families that have not articipated in PRIDE training during pre-certifi cation are required to have the PRIDE training by June 2010 as part of their continuing education training.

In July we had the first training in Ventura that combined pre-certification families with already certified families. The addition of the certified families to the training group enriched
the experience for all. As the trainer, it was great to have so many experienced families sharing their skills and experiences with the group. It made for a very enriching training. We often have had Foster Parents serve on the Foster Parent Panel during one hour of training which was always one of the best parts of training, and it is wonderful to now have Foster Parents share throughout the entire training. I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming PRIDE training!

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