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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

Details:

Location: 
Adoption Council of Ontario
36 Eglinton Ave. W., Suite 503
Toronto, ON  M4R 1A1

Time: 9:00 to 4:00 pm (lunch is on your own)

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018

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.

A certificate of completion will be provided

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: 

Pat Convery
Pat Convery is a Social Worker and has worked in adoption and child welfare practice since 1975. In 2007, Pat became the Executive Director of the Adoption Council of Ontario. In her role with the ACO Pat is able to direct her passion and energy toward the critical work of connecting Ontario families with waiting children and supporting the lifelong connections that are made through adoption.

 

Registration: To register for this workshop, click here. To see other events in Ontario, click here to go to our events page.

 


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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 503
Toronto, M4R 1A1
ON, CA


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

Dates

2018-05-04 00:00:00 (All day event)

Contact Information

PACT Program
pact@adoptontario.ca
4164820021