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Fall Virtual Pathways for families who live in Western/Southwestern Ontario

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. 


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.

Registration for this offering is closed.

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

Regions: To find out if this offering is for your region - click here.

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


  • Session 1: October 14, 2020
  • Session 2: October 21, 2020
  • Session 3: October 28, 2020
  • Session 4: November 4, 2020
  • Session 5: November 11, 2020
  • Session 6: November 18, 2020
  • Session 7: November 25, 2020
  • Session 8: December 2, 2020


  • Lesley Allen, BSW
    Lesley is a Social Worker with over 17 years experience in a variety of roles in Child Welfare.  Lesley’s currently role with CAS is to provide clinical supports to families post adoption.  Lesley also works as a private practitioner, providing counseling services to families and individuals with a focus on supporting blended and non-traditional families.  Lesley is  also a PRIDE Trainer, as well as having trained programs in crisis management and de-escalation strategies.  Lesley has significant experience working in the non-traditional concurrent planning / foster for permanency model.

  • Barbara Jones Warrick, M.Ed. Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist
    Barbara is a mental health professional in private practice. She is a child and family therapist specializing in play therapy and provides individual, family and group services to diverse populations. She is also a sexual assault counsellor at ANOVA where she provides clinical counselling and supervision. Barbara trains and instructs professionals in various forms of therapy. Barbara brings her own personal experience as an adopted person to her work.

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

Regions: To find out if this offering is for your region - click here.

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)


Starts: 2020-10-14 19:00:00

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