Are you seeking to build your family through adoption? Would like to go to the Adoption Resource Exchange in Toronto, but cannot make the trek? Here is a new opportunity just for our great northern families on their adoption journey.
Join us for two evenings to learn about some fantastic waiting children and youth, where workers will be available to share information about them. This unique online opportunity will allow you to listen, learn and have your questions answered directly from the workers. An exclusive Online Platform will be available for you to express any interest in the children you hear about on this special two-part event.
In partnership with adoption workers from across the province, AdoptOntario is committed to finding forever families for children and youth. As part of this aim, we would like to invite you to this unique online event. You have been specifically selected to attend this event by your agency or location. This event is available from the comfort of your own home.
Transitional Planning in Adoption - February 26, 2020
For all parties to the adoption process—the child, the birth parents, the prospective caregivers, and the foster parents—particularly if they have been caring for the child for any length of time, adoption and permanency planning are profound, life-altering events. In this presentation, you will not only learn the goal and objectives for pre-placement visits, but concrete tools and strategies to facilitate the child’s successful transition to his/her new family.
Presented by: Judy Archer, MSW, RSW Judy is a mental health professional with over 40 years of experience specializing in adoption, child-in-care and special needs (i.e., grief, loss and trauma, FASD, etc.) issues. Before returning to Ontario in 2013, Judy had the privilege of providing adoption and mental services in BC's Lower Mainland and First Nations communities on Vancouver Island. Judy is an experienced trainer and has written adoption-related curricula for the Ministry of Children & Family Development in BC, including the curriculum for the mandatory pre-adoption training program for prospective adoptive parents. While working in the PASS Program at the ACO, Judy provided counselling and support services to all members of the adoption constellation, at all stages of the adoption process, as well as consultation to community partners. Currently in private practice, Judy provides counselling, consultation & training in adoption and child-in-care issues.
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 7:00-9:00PM EST (Kenora-Rainy River 6:00-8:00PM CST)
Registration Deadline: February 25, 2020 (noon)
Special Considerations: Space is limited, so preference will be given to Northern families to sign up, or those with a connection to the North
First step: Sign up on AdoptOntario
(skip this step if you already have a username and password)
Second step: Register for Event (using username and password)
Categories: Education Events, Adoption Resource Exchange
Starts: 2020-02-26 19:00:00
Ends: 2020-02-26 21:00:00