Meeting the mental health needs of individuals and families touched by adoption requires specialized training in assessment, diagnosis and intervention. At each phase of the clinical process, clinicians must be attuned to the complex array of historical and contemporary factors impacting the lives of their clients and, specifically, to the ways in which the adoption experience can influence their identity, relationships and development.
This course is level one of the ACO's comprehensive Permanency and Adoption Competency Training Program (PACT) aimed at creating permanency and adoption-informed child welfare and mental health practitioners who can support families created through adoption, kinship and guardianship placements in meeting the complex and challenging mental health related challenges experienced by this population.
Elaine Quinn, RSW,
Since 1987, Elaine has worked in Ireland, Australia, England, South Africa and Canada in the field of child welfare and adoption. She has worked with all parties in the adoption constellation at every stage of the adoption journey. In her role as Manager of the Permanency & Adoption Support Service program at the ACO from 2013 to 2016, she continued her passion to advocate for and support adoptive and kinship families to ensure permanency for all children. Elaine is an experienced trainer of both professionals and families.
Cost: $150 per person
Time: 9:00 to 4:00 pm (lunch is on your own)
Certificate: A certificate of completion will be provided
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Toronto - Adoption Council of Ontario
36 Eglinton Ave. W. Suite 503
Toronto, M4R 1A1
Categories: PACT for Professionals, Permanency Adoption Competency Training, All ACO Events, Professional Development Days, Special Needs (General)
Starts: 2017-03-03 09:00:00
Ends: 2017-03-03 16:00:00
PACT Administrative Coordinator