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Brampton 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: Central Public School - 24 Alexander St., Brampton, ON L6V 1H6

Time: Mondays; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

***A group meal will be provided at 5:30pm.


  • Session 1: November 26, 2018
  • Session 2: December 3, 2018
  • Session 3: December 10, 2018
  • Session 4: January 7, 2019
  • Session 5: January 14, 2019
  • Session 6: January 21, 2019
  • Session 7: January 28, 2019
  • Session 8: February 4, 2019

* Please note that for some of our 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.  Please see sessions listed above to determine if this applies.

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  • Elaine Ash
    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.

  • Kimberley Miller
    Kimberley offers counselling, advocacy, education and support through her private practice for all those touched by adoption. As a registered social worker with almost 30 years of child welfare and post-adoption support she comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge.  Kimberley worked as a clinical social worker for the ACO for several years and was the staff-lead of the ACO's Youth Network Group. Kimberley brings her personal experience as an adopted person and a  single (formerly) adoptive parent.  Kimberley a great awareness of issues relating to Openness in Adoption as well as Search and Reunion. Kimberley has provided a variety of training for professionals, families and youth throughout her career. Awareness and respect for diversity of people, families and experiences are foundations to Kimberley's 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: To register for this offering, click here.  The deadline to register for childcare is 9:00am on November 9, 2018.

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. Childcare MUST be booked in advance; please include your childcare needs when you register.  The deadline to register for childcare is 9:00am on November 9, 2018.

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)


2018-11-26 00:00:00 (All day event)