What is PRIDE?

PRIDE is a 18-hour in-depth course that presents topics related to foster and adoptive parenting through videos, discussion, and experiential exercises. Sessions are taught by certified PRIDE trainers, with the help of experienced foster and adoptive parents. PRIDE training is mandated by the State of Michigan for all licensed homes.

There are 9 sessions of PRIDE which include 1) Connecting with PRIDE; 2) Teamwork; 3) Meeting Developmental Needs & Attachment; 4) Loss; 5) Strengthening Families;  6) Discipline  7) Continuing Family Relationships; 8) Planning for Change;  and 9) Making an Informed Decision. The final session brings a panel of experienced foster and adoptive parents who talk about the impact fostering and adopting has had on their lives, and answer any questions about their experiences.

Call CFS at (231) 946-8975 or contact your licensing worker if you are in the process and ready to begin PRIDE training! To see the upcoming training dates in your county, click here. 

If you are signed up for PRIDE at CFS, see below:


Child & Family Services*
3785 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, MI
(231) 946-8975


We hope you are interested in learning more about providing foster care or adoption, and can attend these classes. We’re here to answer any questions you might have. Please contact Emma Smith to confirm that you will be attending. Their contact information is provided below.

There is a great need for quality foster and adoptive homes, ready to make a difference in the lives of children and families!

Click here to learn more about foster & adoptive parenting at CFS!

*There will only be a half hour for lunch so feel free to bring a brown bag lunch or snack.

Get in Touch:

Emma Smith
231-946-8975 ext. 1020