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

Understanding and healing family-based trauma and loss: 
Facilitating and supporting permanence for children and families
through adoption, kinship and customary care

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What are graduates of ACT saying?

“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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» About the ACT Training

» ACT Course Objectives

» Core Competencies of ACT

» ACT Session Overviews

» Rationale for the Curriculum

» Target Audience

» Teaching Methods & Training Experience

» Brief History of ACT

» Effectiveness of the ACT Training

» ACT Evaluation Comments

» Ontario Trainers’ 2015 Evaluation of ACT:

» ACO/University of Toronto Evaluation Project for ACT and Pathways 2 in Ontario

» ACT Schedule & Cost

» Ontario ACT Testimonials

» Meet the Trainers

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