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Home » Search » Fall Virtual Pathways for families who have adopted inter-culturally/inter-racially

Fall Virtual Pathways for families who have adopted inter-culturally/inter-racially

An 8 session (24 Hour) Curriculum

About the Pathways 2 Training

What are Ontario families saying about Pathways 2? 

  • "Pathways' curriculum was excellent - more parents, early on in their parenting journey, need to benefit from it."
  • "Pathways training has given me the tools to understand my child."
  • "Life-changing skills learned. Wonderful connections made with new friends."

Pathways to Permanence 2 is a 24-hour specialized series of classes designed for foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, and guardians who are parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss as a part of their history.

The course provides tools, techniques and information that empower participants to effectively parent their children.

Detailed Information about Pathways 2

Click here for detailed information on Pathways 2. 


Details: 

The emergence and spread of the COVID-19 virus has rapidly changed the way everyone is operating. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our staff and trainers and everyone who participates in our programs.

As such we have decided to offer Pathways to Permanence 2: Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma and Loss © through an online platform.

Location: Online via Zoom (The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants closer to the event date; please see below for technical requirements).

Time: Tuesday Evenings; 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Dates: 

  • Session 1: October 6, 2020
  • Session 2: October 13, 2020
  • Session 3: October 20, 2020
  • Session 4: October 27, 2020
  • Session 5: November 3, 2020
  • Session 6: November 10, 2020
  • Session 7: November 17, 2020
  • Session 8: November 24, 2020
     


Trainer(s): 

  • Caroline Sears, MSW
    caroline.h.sears@gmail.com
    Caroline is a social worker with many years of experience working as a grief counselor in the healthcare field. She is now working as an adoption therapist providing counseling for pre-adoptive and adoptive parents to address infertility and adoption, grief and loss, trauma and neglect, attachment difficulties, emotional effects of parenting children with learning disabilities, FAS, medical concerns and developmental or social concerns. She also has over 15 years of experience parenting adoptive and biological children.

  • Cindy Stewart, CYW
    cindy5stewart75@yahoo.ca
    Cindy is a mental health professional in private practice. She offers post adoption support to adoptive families and co-facilitates an interracial adoption support group and an adopted teen group. She has child welfare experience facilitating successful foster placements and providing individual counseling to children and youth. She also worked in group homes for eight years with teens and youth. Cindy brings her personal experience as a parent to biological and adoptive children and as an adopted person to her work. Cindy is also a private investigator interested in search and reunion work.

Who: This training is for parents and caregivers where a placement has already occurred. 

Cost: This course is being offered at NO cost to participants thanks to funding from the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Technical & set-up requirement: 

  • Laptop or desktop computer with functioning webcam and microphone capabilities.
  • Strong/stable internet connection with a speed of at least 10mbps
  • In order to preserve families' privacy and comfort levels, anyone other than another Pathways participant, should not be in the same room with you while participating in a Pathways Zoom session; this includes children and teens.

Registration: Registration for this offering is closed.

To see other Pathways offerings in Ontario, click here to go to our events page.

Would you like to see Pathways 2 come to your region? Click here.

Certificate: A certificate of completion will be provided.

Please note, Ontario's PRIDE curriculum is equivalent to The Kinship Center's Pathways to Permanence 1 curriculum.


© 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.


Categories: PACT for Families, Parent Events (ACO), Permanency Adoption Competency Training, All ACO Events, All Parent Events, Special Needs (General)

Dates

Starts: 2020-10-06 19:00:00

Contact Information

PACT Program
pact@adoptontario.ca