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ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals ©


Is this program for me?

ACT is a comprehensive adoption and permanency curriculum that provides intensive practice and clinically informed training to adoption and permanency professionals, and community based therapists and service providers. Learn more here.

How long is the program?

ACT is a 48-hour curriculum. Sessions take place virtually twice per week in 3-hour increments.

What is the cost?

$500/person. Please note: Agency trainings can be arranged. Please contact pact@adoptontario.ca for more information.

How do I sign up?

Registration for a Spring 2021 ACT is coming soon! Click here to join the waitlist.

What do previous participants have to say about the program?

  • This curriculum should be required for anyone who is entering the field of adoption and permanency.” (ACT graduate)

  • “A professional program of this quality and caliber is unprecedented in Canada. The quality and relevance of the program content was stellar. The entire curriculum reflected a masterful integration of contextual information, evidence based knowledge, applicable theoretical paradigms, professional values underpinning ethical adoption practice, clinical tools and strategies for working effectively with those touched by adoption and resources for professional service providers and constellation members alike.” (Judy Archer, adoption therapist, consultant, curriculum writer, and trainer with over 40 years of experience working in both Ontario and BC)

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For background information on the ACO’s overall Permanency and Adoption Competency Training Program (PACT) initiative in Ontario please click here


© ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals and Pathways to Permanence 2: Parenting Children who have Experienced Trauma and Loss are copyrights of Kinship Center, a member of Seneca Family of Agencies in California. Through a partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies, Adoption Council of Ontario owns the exclusive Ontario license to ACT and Pathways 2.

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