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Viewing posts tagged with Mental Health (Clear Filter)

You Learn Something Out on the Water

Date: October 26, 2020 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Never Too Late (NTL)

Written by Vivian, Never Too Late Team Member I was out four hundred meters swimming in Lake Muskoka for the first time. It was only my thoughts and I, it was deafening. I had never been a...

Adoption from the Perspective of a Birth Mother.

Date: November 29, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Parent Perspective

Betty has struggled with mental health challenges, early traumatic life experiences and addiction since she was a teenager. When her addiction and mental health challenges made it difficult for her...

Sherri's Story

Date: November 15, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: ACT News | ACT News | Adoptees | Adoption Awareness Month | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

Written by Sherri Kinch I was taken from my mother at birth, placed with a foster family for three months before I was adopted by my parents. I don’t remember being told that I was adopted, I...

The Need for Professionals who Understand the Lens of Adoption

Date: November 15, 2019 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: ACT News | ACT News | Adoption Awareness Month | Adoption Support | Mental Health | Permanency and Adoption Competency Training

Written by ACO's Kathy Soden, Sylvia Gibbons, and Dianne Mathes Earlier this week, we explored Pathways, our specialized training program for adoptive, kinship and customary care families and the...

Family Matters.... Families at the Centre

Written by ACO's Kathy Soden & Sylvia Gibbons, adoptive parents   We adopted from Ontario's public system many years ago with excitement, lots of love and high hopes, but in retrospect, not much...

A Self-Care Day for ACO's Youth Network

Date: August 8, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Mental Health | Youth Network

Written by: Brad Gibbons, Youth Liaison with Living Experience in Adoption Self-care is an ongoing practice for adoptees. Unfortunately, not all of us are aware of our self-care. We often look to...

Mental Health, Instant Gratification and the Longevity of Self Care

Date: July 24, 2017 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health

Written by Wendy Hayes, Communications Coordinator for International Self-Care Day.@_wendyhayes Personally, self-care has been a journey of healing trauma and managing my anxiety. When people used...


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