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Home » Search » Centennial ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals ©

Centennial ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals ©

Understanding and healing family-based trauma
and loss:

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

A 48 hour Curriculum

In partnership with: 

Centennial College

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.

Trainer:

  • Elaine Ash, MSW, 
    e.ash@rogers.com
    Elaine has been working in the field of mental health for over 35 years. She has experience working in child welfare and working with First Nations children. She worked for many years at the Out-Patient Child and Family Clinic at Trillium Health Partners, Credit Valley Hospital and has a private practice with the primary focus being Post-Adoption Integration work and addressing the mental health needs of children and youth who are navigating their lives as adopted children. Elaine is an experienced instructor and trainer and is an adoptive parent.

Details: 

Cost: $800 +HST for registration. $50 for materials.

Potential $500 Reimbursement of ACT fees: Social workers and social service workers who are registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers are eligible to apply to the College for a reimbursement of up to $500 of PD activities. We understand that the ACT training fees have qualified for this reimbursement. Please see more information at www.oasw.org

Registration: Contact Colleen Kamps at ckamps@centennialcollege.ca or 
(416) 289-5000 ext. 2050 

Dates & Times: 
Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:00 PM
September 6 - December 20 

Location: 
Centennial College, Scarborough Campus
941 Progress Ave
Toronto, ON M1K 5E9

(See map below)

Materials: To purchase materials, please click 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.

Location

Scarborough - Centennial College

941 Progress Ave
Toronto, M1K 5E9
ON, CA


Categories: PACT for Professionals, Permanency Adoption Competency Training, All ACO Events, All Non-ACO Events, Professional Development Days, Special Needs (General)

Dates

Starts: 2017-09-20 18:00:00
Ends: 2017-09-20 21:00:00

Contact Information

Colleen Kamps
ckamps@centennialcollege.ca
416-289-5000 (2050)