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Pathways for Families Who are Parenting Teens

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.

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

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


  • Session 1: January 11, 2021
  • Session 2: January 18, 2021
  • Session 3: January 25, 2021
  • Session 4: February 1, 2021
  • Session 5: February 8, 2021
  • Session 6: February 22, 2021
  • Session 7: March 1, 2021
  • Session 8: March 8, 2021


  • Jackie Robertson
    Jackie is a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice and Clinical case Consultant for Child Welfare. She has been in the field for over 30 years; with extensive experienced in the field of mental health and child welfare.  Jackie completed the Adoption Competency Training (ACT), facilitates Pathways to Permanence II training and has her level II in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.  She has worked extensively with adoptive families, abused and traumatized individuals and provides parental coaching.

  • Jean Skelton
    Jean Skelton is a social worker with Highland Shores CAS in Cobourg.  She works as a Clinical Case Consultant with the Therapeutic Family Care (TFC) Program, which is a collaborative clinically-oriented child welfare program sponsored by three Children’s Aid Societies (Durham, Highland Shores and Kawartha-Haliburton).  Jean works within a multi-disciplinary team to provide clinical support to families, including many adoptive families.   She has experience facilitating PRIDE training and adoption assessment (SAFE) and was formerly a treatment level foster caregiver.  Jean is also a Certified Solution Focused therapist. 

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: Click here to register for this offering.

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


2021-01-11 00:00:00 (All day event)

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