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Fall Virtual Pathways for LGBTQ families

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. 


This is a specialized Pathways for parents who are part of the LGBTQ community, who are parenting adoptive children.


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.

This offering has been postponted.

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

Time: Saturday Mornings; 9:00am to 12:00pm


  • Session 1: October 17, 2020
  • Session 2: October 24, 2020
  • Session 3: October 31, 2020
  • Session 4: November 7, 2020
  • Session 5: November 14, 2020
  • Session 6: November 21, 2020
  • Session 7: November 28, 2020
  • Session 8: December 5, 2020


  • Karen Moore, RSW, MA
    Karen is a mental health professional, a creative and innovative manager and leader in Lanark County. She is the Clinical Director at Open Doors, a children’s mental health centre in Lanark County. She has been involved in the world of adoption and children’s mental health for many years through her experience in social work, training and development and leadership positions. Karen is also an adoptive parent of four children.

  • Kimberley Miller
    Kimberley offers counselling, advocacy, education and support through her private practice for all those touched by adoption. As a registered social worker with almost 30 years of child welfare and post-adoption support she comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge.  Kimberley worked as a clinical social worker for the ACO for several years and was the staff-lead of the ACO's Youth Network Group. Kimberley brings her personal experience as an adopted person and a  single (formerly) adoptive parent.  Kimberley a great awareness of issues relating to Openness in Adoption as well as Search and Reunion. Kimberley has provided a variety of training for professionals, families and youth throughout her career. Awareness and respect for diversity of people, families and experiences are foundations to Kimberley's 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: This offering has been postponted.

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)


Starts: 2020-10-17 09:00:00

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