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Home » Search » Toronto ACT Summer Intensive : An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals ©

Toronto ACT Summer Intensive : An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals ©

Understanding and healing family-based
trauma and loss:

Facilitating and supporting permanence for children and families through adoption, kinship and customary care

An 8-day (48 hour) Curriculum

Toronto ACT Training Dates & Times:

Location: 
The George Hull Centre for Children and Families
81 The East Mall,
Etobicoke, M8Z 5W3

Time: 
All sessions are held from 9AM-4PM

Dates:

Day 1: Monday, July 23, 2018
Day 2: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Day 3: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Day 4: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Day 5: Monday, August 20, 2018
Day 6: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Day 7: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Day 8: Thursday, August 23, 2018


About the ACT Training

“This curriculum should be required for anyone who is entering the field of adoption and permanency.”- (ACT graduate)

Adoption and permanency create issues that are both complex and lifelong for children, adoptive parents and caregivers, and birth families. In addition, children in the child welfare system are more likely to have experienced trauma than other children, resulting in emotional and behavioral problems that create additional strain for adoptive parents and caregivers. The serious shortage of pre- and post-permanency service providers that fully appreciate these complex issues frequently leads to families feeling isolated, frustrated and hopeless, often leading to disrupted adoptions or foster care placements, and children being placed in group homes or residential treatment. The ACO, in partnership with Kinship Center, a member of Seneca Family of Agencies, is very pleased to offer the ACT curriculum for the first time in Ontario to address this significant gap in services to our adoptive, kinship and customary care families.

Detailed Information about ACT

Click here for detailed information on ACT including Course Objectives, detailed Session Overviews for all 8 days of the ACT curriculum, the Core Competencies of the ACT curriculum, Evaluation Results of ACT’s Effectiveness and background on the development of ACT.

Trainers:

  • Dianne Mathes, Toronto 
    dianne.mathes@gmail.com
    Dianne Mathes has over 35 years of experience providing therapy and education/training for individuals, couples, children and families and professionals. Using attachment therapy, she specializes in adoption and provides therapy and training on the experiences and realities of early separation, adoption, abandonment, trauma, abuse, loss and grief as well as the multi-layered experience of being adopted and being a family in adoption. Dianne is herself an adoptee and has experienced her own personal journey in adoption and reunion. Dianne has a Certificate of Social Work degree from Ryerson University and is a member of the OCSSWSW.

  • Elaine Quinn, RSW
    elaine.quinn@adoptontario.ca
    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. Elaine is an experienced trainer of both professionals and families.

Details: 

Cost: $1,300 per person. This includes a training and resource manual, and refreshments on all training days.

Registration & Payment: To pay online with a credit card click here to register for this offering.  To pay by cheque click here. Please make cheques payable to the Adoption Council of Ontario.  To see other ACT offerings in Ontario, click here to go to our events page.

Potential $500 Reimbursement of ACT fees: Social workers and social service workers who are registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers are eligible to apply to the College for a reimbursement of up to $500 of PD activities. We understand that the ACT training fees have qualified for this reimbursement. Please see more information at www.oasw.org

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day (lunch is on your own).

Certificate: A certificate of completion will be provided.

Note: The ACT course meets the qualification for 48 CEU hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers in the state of California, USA. The ACO will pursue ACT’s eligibility in Ontario for professional continuing education hours.


Would you like this ACT training to come to your region?

This information will help us to determine demand for PACT trainings by region, and you will be signed up for the ACO Newsletter to be notified about new offerings. 

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© 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.

Location

George Hull Centre

81 The East Mall
Toronto, M8Z 5W3
ON, CA


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

Dates

2018-07-23 00:00:00 (All day event)