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Pathways to Permanence 2: Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma and Loss ©


Is this program for me?

This program is designed for Ontario-based adoptive, kinship, and customary care families who are parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss. The program empowers parents and caregivers to apply tools and techniques to effectively parent their children and help them heal. Learn more here.

How long is the program?

The eight-session Pathways to Permanence 2 program is offered to parents and other caregivers over an eight-week period of time. Sessions take place once per week. 

What is the cost?

The program is entirely free to join.

How do I sign up?

Registration for the April 2021 program is now open.

Ready to register? Click the Pathways you are interested in attending to register:

What do previous participants have to say about the program?

  • "Pathways has been a godsend for our family. We were experiencing particular challenges at home and having the support of the training and peers was tremendous and taught me how important it is for me to have access to support. I have a much better sense of adoption related challenges now."
  • "Positively - it has given us hope. Things before this course were very dismal." 
  • "This training had a great impact in my life. It taught me the parenting through adoption is different. Also it helped me parent with more empathy and understanding, calm and positive attitude."
  • "Pathways' curriculum was excellent - more parents, early on in their parenting journey, need to benefit from it."

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For background information on the ACO’s overall Permanency and Adoption Competency Training Program (PACT) initiative in Ontario please click here


© 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.

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