Programs and Training
PRIDE - Parent Resources for Information Development and Education
PRIDE is a licensed model of practice for the development and support of foster families. It contains PRIDEbooks, Training Manuals and Assessment Tools, designed with the help of foster parents to strengthen the quality of care for children. Click here for more information.
Trauma Competent Caregiver Training
In-depth training session to increase competency and sensitivity in caring for children with traumatic history. This training will give you the tools to help children in your care heal from past trauma while also giving insight into meaning behind the behavior of traumatized children.
Trauma Competent Caregiver Training Registration Form
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Information Sessions
These sessions educate caregivers on what ASD is, diagnosis criteria, types of intervention, and the financial options and supports available to caregivers & families.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Information Session - Nov 16 Registration Form
Parent Lifeguard Training
We are pleased to offer foster parents and caregivers Parent Lifeguard training, presented by the Lifesaving Society. This training educates caregivers on the dangers of water and what to do to stay safe around water with the children in your care.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SFFA Recruitment and Training Coordinator at 306.975.1528.
Parent Lifeguard Registration Form
FASD Foster Parent Training
Foster Parent Training is provincially mandated in Saskatchewan as 80% of children with FASD do not live with their birth parents. This three hour training helps foster families to understand the disability and what strategies and supports they can put in place. Foster families gain valuable insights from the first-hand accounts of other foster parents on subjects such as birth parents, advocating, judgement, and grief and loss.
For more information please visit the FASD Network online.
First Aid and CPR Training
In order to further enhance the safety of children in foster care, certification in first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is now mandatory for all Saskatchewan foster parents. All new foster parents take OHS-AED/CPR-B and all families must re-certify every three years.
All available courses can viewed on the St. John's Ambulance website. To register for a course, please contact the SFFA First Aid Coordinator.
For more information, take a look at the media release with this announcement.