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Home » Search » ACO's Looking Through an Adoption Lens Workshop

ACO's Looking Through an Adoption Lens Workshop

Understanding the Complex Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth and Their Families

Adoption Competency Training for Mental Health and Child Welfare Professionals

One Day Workshop

About the course: 

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.

Cost: $150

Participants will learn:

  • to understand the positive benefits of adoption for children with separation and trauma histories
  • to understand the journey to adoption for Ontario families
  • an introduction to a theoretical framework for practice with all members of the adoption and permanency constellation, based upon the core issues of loss, grief and separation
  • Drawing from the fields of trauma, attachment, and neurobiology, participants will understand key elements of adoption competent clinical practice that is relationship-based and child-focussed

About the trainer: 

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.

More Details:

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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Click here to learn more about Permanency and Adoption Competency Training (PACT)

Location

Toronto - Adoption Council of Ontario

36 Eglinton Ave. W. Suite 202
Toronto, M4R 1A1
ON, CA


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

Dates

Starts: 2017-03-03 09:00:00
Ends: 2017-03-03 16:00:00

Contact Information

PACT Administrative Coordinator
pact@adoptontario.ca
1-877-236-7820