Samaritas will help schedule Orientation & PRIDE Trainings for people interested in foster care. PRIDE, or Parent Resources for Information Development and Education, offers valuable information to make sure you are ready to become a foster parent. Every licensed foster parent needs to complete 12 hours of PRIDE training. Once you are licensed, you have 18 months to complete an additional 12 hours of PRIDE training.

First Aid/CPR Trainings

First Aid/CPR. Current rules require First Aid training for foster parents but the updated rules require foster parents to also have CPR training.

The State has agreed to allow foster parents to use the Red Cross or American Heart Association for training. They have also approved the following options to meet the CPR requirement.

Resources for CPR training include:

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