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Viewing posts tagged with Permanency and Adoption Competency Training (Clear Filter)

Pathways for Kinship Families

Over the winter, ACO piloted a Pathways training specifically for Kinship caregivers in the Simcoe County area.  We often have kin family members in our Pathways trainings. Based on feedback, we...

Self-care Story: "Take Care of You"

Date: May 11, 2019 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

I had heard the advice around self-care,” you need to take care of yourself first or you wouldn’t be any good to the kids”. I had also heard the analogy of putting your air mask on...

We Lead and Lean on Each Other

Date: November 1, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AAM 18 - Support Groups | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

Parent Group Leader: My involvement with the Adoption Council of Ontario started in the Pathways to Permanence 2 course in January 2016. It has been a fantastic journey ever since. This course...

Such a Light in the Darkness

Date: October 29, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: AAM 18 - PACT | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

In 24 hours of training, I now have understanding of all the behaviours our child is exhibiting. I have multiple strategies to use which are working, a support group, and connection to...

What My Daughter Taught Me About Open Adoption

Date: September 22, 2018 Author: ACO Administrator Categories: Events | Guest Blogger | Pathways News | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

My husband and I adopted our daughter when she was around the age of one, from a Children’s Aid Society in Ontario. During the adoption process, her birth mother requested an open adoption,...

Pride Month & Adoption

Date: June 2, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Adoption Support | Guest Blogger | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

For an LGBTQ family formed by adoption or permanency, pride can have many connotations. Pride in yourself, your relationship (if you are in one), the journey you have taken as a member of the...

Mother's Day & Mental Health

Date: May 14, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: Mental Health | Parent Perspective | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

Written by a mother through adoption. Over the past couple of years I've written a few times about the mental health of children and youth who have a foster care and/or adoption history from my...

Honesty on the Adoption Journey – National Honesty Day

Date: April 30, 2017 Author: Communications Coordinator Categories: AdoptOntario | Adoption Support | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training | Special Needs

Many people believe that openness means contact. But really, openness happens across a spectrum. Part of that spectrum is being open and honest with our children and youth about their histories....


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