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New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual

 

Manual:

CP&P

Child Protection and Permanency

Effective

Date:

Volume:

IV

Out of Home Placement

Chapter:

B

Resource Care

1-14-2008

Subchapter:

3

Resource Parent Training

Issuance:

100

Pre-Service Training

 

 

Pre-Service Training Requirements for Licensure   1-14-2008

 

Pre-Service training is conducted by trainers in the Resource Family Support Unit (RFSU) of each Local Office.  Successful completion of one or more of the following training programs is required prior to issuance of a license by the Office of Licensing:

 

A.        Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE) - the standardized pre-service training program required for each primary and each secondary resource parent applicant.  The goal of the PRIDE training is to strengthen the quality of resource family care.

 

B.        Traditions of Caring - the standardized, 18-hour pre-service training geared specifically for relatives, or those who have a kinship connection with the child.  Relatives and family friends applying for resource family care are required to take the Traditions of Caring training, in lieu of PRIDE training.