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Dryden Pathways to Permanence 2: Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma and Loss ©

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. 


Unfortunately, we have had to postone this Pathways offering.

Location: Best Western Dryden, 349 Government St., Dryden, ON, P8N 2P4 (See map below)

Time: Fridays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

***A group meal will be provided on Friday evening 30 minutes prior to the start of the class and a lunch will be provided mid-day on Saturday.


  • Session 1: Friday, April 28, 2017
  • Session 2 & 3: Saturday, April 29, 2017
  • Session 4: Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Session 5 & 6: Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Session 7: Friday, May 26, 2017
  • Session 8 & 9: Saturday, May 27, 2017

If you require accommodations, the Best Western Dryden Hotel and Conference Centre is offering our Pathways participants a special rate. Please be advised that this rate is available for a limited time, and subject to room availability.  Please see below for details.

Special Nightly Rate: $120.95 – single occupancy; $130.95 – double occupancy
**Be sure to request the special rate for "Pathways".

Pathways Session 1-3:
Check-in Date: April 28, 2017       Check-out Date: April 29, 2017     
Booking Cut-off date for special rate: March 13, 2017

Pathways Session 4-6:
Check-in Date: May 12, 2017       Check-out Date: May 13, 2017      
Booking Cut-off date for special rate: March 27, 2017

Pathways Session 7-9:
Check-in Date: May 26, 2017       Check-out Date: May 27, 2017      
Booking Cut-off date for special rate: April 10, 2017

For reservations call:
Tel: (807) 223-3201 or 1 (800) 780-7234 

Best Western Western Dryden Hotel and Conference Centre
349 Government St. Dryden, ON, P8N 2P4

* Please note that for all of our Spring 2017 Pathways offerings, we are adding an extra session, for a total of 9 sessions instead of the usual 8. This extra time will enable us to move forward with the next phase of our Pathways evaluation project with the University of Toronto.


  • Loralin Tansley, MSW,
    Loralin is a child welfare professional with over 16 years of experience. She works at the Brant Family and Children’s Services and for the past 11 years she has been specifically working in the areas of adoption and foster care. She has been a trainer since 2004, has been a PRIDE trainer since 2007 and has been a trainer with the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies since 2010.
  • Cindy Stewart, CYW,
    Cindy is a mental health professional in private practice. She offers post adoption support to adoptive families and co-facilitates an interracial adoption support group and an adopted teen group. She has child welfare experience facilitating successful foster placements and providing individual counseling to children and youth. She also worked in group homes for eight years with teens and youth. Cindy brings her personal experience as a parent to biological and adoptive children and as an adopted person to her work. Cindy is also a private investigator interested in search and reunion work.

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 and Youth Services.

Registration: Unfortunately, we have had to postone this Pathways 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.

Childcare: Child care will be provided to children 3 years of age and older. Please include your childcare needs when you register.

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.


Best Western Dryden

349 Government St.
Dryden, P8N 2P4

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


Starts: 2017-04-28 18:00:00
Ends: 2017-04-28 21:00:00

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