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Home » Search » ACT Online - Fall 2020

ACT Online - Fall 2020

Understanding and healing family-based
trauma and loss:

Facilitating and supporting permanence for children and families through adoption, kinship and customary care

An 8 day (48 hour) Curriculum

Online ACT Training Dates & Times:

Via: Zoom (The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants closer to the event date).

Time: 
Classes will be held each week on:

  • Monday AND Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Dates:

  • Session 1: October 19, 2020
  • Session 2: October 22, 2020
  • Session 3: October 26, 2020
  • Session 4: October 29, 2020
  • Session 5: November 2, 2020
  • Session 6: November 5, 2020
  • Session 7: November 9, 2020
  • Session 8: November 12, 2020
  • Session 9: November 16, 2020
  • Session 10: November 19, 2020
  • Session 11: November 23, 2020
  • Session 12: November 26, 2020
  • Session 13: November 30, 2020
  • Session 14: December 3, 2020
  • Session 15: December 7, 2020
  • Session 16: December 10, 2020

About the ACT Training

“This curriculum should be required for anyone who is entering the field of adoption and permanency.”- (ACT graduate)

Adoption and permanency create issues that are both complex and lifelong for children, adoptive parents and caregivers, and birth families. In addition, children in the child welfare system are more likely to have experienced trauma than other children, resulting in emotional and behavioral problems that create additional strain for adoptive parents and caregivers. The serious shortage of pre- and post-permanency service providers that fully appreciate these complex issues frequently leads to families feeling isolated, frustrated and hopeless, often leading to disrupted adoptions or foster care placements, and children being placed in group homes or residential treatment. The ACO, in partnership with Kinship Center, a member of Seneca Family of Agencies, is very pleased to offer the ACT curriculum for the first time in Ontario to address this significant gap in services to our adoptive, kinship and customary care families.

Detailed Information about ACT

Click here for detailed information on ACT including Course Objectives, detailed Session Overviews for all 8 days of the ACT curriculum, the Core Competencies of the ACT curriculum, Evaluation Results of ACT’s Effectiveness and background on the development of ACT.

Trainers:

  • 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.

Details: 

Registration & Payment: Registration is now closed.

To pay online with a credit card click here to register for this offering.  To pay by cheque click here. Please make cheques payable to the Adoption Council of Ontario.  To see other ACT offerings in Ontario, click here to go to our events page.

Certificate: A certificate of completion will be provided.

Note: The ACT course meets the qualification for 48 CEU hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers in the state of California, USA. The ACO will pursue ACT’s eligibility in Ontario for professional continuing education hours.


Would you like this ACT training to come to your region?

This information will help us to determine demand for PACT trainings by region, and you will be signed up for the ACO Newsletter to be notified about new offerings. 

Sign up here.


© 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 Professionals, Permanency Adoption Competency Training, All ACO Events, Special Needs (General)

Dates

Starts: 2020-10-19 09:00:00