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PRIDE/GROW Training Schedules

Signing Up for Training


As of August 1st, 2020 Region 3 is now piloting GROW, the all new training curriculum for foster and adoptive parents. GROW will be rolling out statewide in July of 2021.
Please note: If you have only completed a portion of PRIDE so far, please be sure to finish all 16 hours of training by the end of June 2021. Once GROW has been rolled out statewide, PRIDE training will no longer be available and any family who has not finished all 16 hours of training will need to complete all of GROW for their licensure.

Future Foster and Adoptive Parents:
Please contact your licensing worker to be referred for PRIDE or GROW training sessions. A referral is required for registration. Additionally, you are not required to attend PRIDE or GROW in your county of residence, so be sure to explore all local PRIDE and GROW training dates to find the ones that work best for your schedule!

Licensing Workers:
Please submit PRIDE and GROW referrals at least two business days prior to the scheduled training to allow for processing and registration. Please continue to submit referrals to your regional contractor even when a training is listed as "at capacity" as we will still work to schedule families nearby or for the next available date.

COVID-19:
In response to the COVID-19 virus, all PRIDE and GROW trainings are currently being delivered in a digital format. Upon your registration for training, you will be provided with all necessary information to access your virtual training sessions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

Please note: If you do not have regular access to internet or a device compatible with Zoom, please speak with your licensing worker regarding possible accommodations.

County List by Region

Region 1a: Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Wexford 

Region 1b: Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft

Region 2: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Ingham, Isabella, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola

Region 3: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, St. Joseph, Van Buren

Region 4: Branch, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Washtenaw

Region 5: Macomb, Oakland, Wayne

**PRIDE and GROW Training schedules are subject to cancellation and rescheduling in the case of inclement weather or low enrollment. You will be notified if your training is cancelled.**

Find the Next Training Event

Future Foster and Adoptive Parents:


Please contact your licensing worker to be referred for PRIDE or GROW training sessions. Please do not sign up here or attend without registering. Foster/Adoptive Parents are welcome to attend PRIDE or GROW in a neighboring county, be sure to explore all local PRIDE and GROW training dates!