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While the pitfalls and quagmires that face parents are both many and varied, the problems faced by foster parents are often more difficult and involved. Children entering new homes may bring problems exacerbated by the family situations they just left.

To help foster parents cope and to ensure they are qualified to care for some of our most fragile and susceptible youths, the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and Department of Communication Services at Governors State University in University Park have developed a unique and comprehensive training program.

The “Foster PRIDE Digital Curriculum” is a set of CD-Rom tutorials designed to provide information and teach the skills and techniques needed by today’s foster parents. The series of interactive disks comprise the equivalent of more than 36 hours of in-class training.