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February 2017



Pathways to Permanence 2:

Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma and Loss ©

Spring 2017: Brantford, Kitchener, Peterborough, Belleville, Dryden, Owen Sound, Scarborough,
and Toronto.

There's still room, Winter 2017 Orangeville offering, starting in March,

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Scarborough 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. 


Location: TBD

Time: Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

***A group meal will be provided 30 minutes prior to the start of each class.


  • Session 1: Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • Session 2: Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • Session 3: Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • Session 4: Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • Session 5: Thursday, May 4, 2017
  • Session 6: Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Session 7: Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • Session 8: Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • Session 9: Thursday, June 1, 2017

* 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.


  • Jacquie Tjandra , MSW,
    Jacquie is a mental health professional working at a counselling agency in the GTA. Jacquie has over 25 years’ experience in child welfare as an adoption worker and adoption reunion counsellor. She has also provided consultation services to Children’s Aid Societies working with families where mental health concerns were identified. Jacquie has a private practice focused on supporting adoptive families and providing counseling to all members of the adoption constellation. She is an experienced PRIDE trainer and has also delivered training to various community agencies and groups.
  • Elaine Ash, MSW,
    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.

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: To register for this offering, click here. 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.

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


Starts: 2017-04-06 18:00:00
Ends: 2017-04-06 21:00:00

Starts: 2017-04-13 18:00:00
Ends: 2017-04-13 21:00:00

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