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GTA Pathways (In-person) – Summer 2022

July 11 @ 12:00 am

Pathways is an 8-session curriculum

UPDATE – Eligibility:

Due to our current funding guidelines, outlined by the Ministry, participants must be an adoptive parent (including parents pre adoption finalization) or a foster-to-adopt parent, to attend our free Pathways program.

Please note – we are working to make Pathways available to other parent types (Customary Care, Kinship, Legal Guardian), and hope to be able to offer them soon.  If you would like to be kept in the loop on when these new offerings become available, please be sure to sign-up for our newsletter.

 

Location: George Hull Centre for Children and Families – 81 The East Mall, 3rd Floor, Etobicoke ON, M8Z 5W3

Time: Monday-Thursday – 9:00am to 4:00pm; Friday – 9:00am to 12:00pm

Dates: 

  • Session 1 & 2: July 11, 2022
  • Session 3 & 4: July 12, 2022
  • Session 5 & 6: July 13, 2022
  • Session 7 & 8a: July 14, 2022
  • Session 8b: July 15, 2022 (9:00am to 12:00pm)
  • Session 9 (Decoding): September 19, 2022 (6:30pm to 9:30pm)

Additional Details

Who: This training is for parents and caregivers where a placement has already occurred.

Cost: FREE! This course is being offered at NO cost to participants thanks to funding from the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Childcare: Childcare is available, and must be registered for in advance through the Pathways registration form.  Space is limited

 

Trainer(s):

Kimberley Miller
kimberley@kdmrsw.com
As a Registered Social Worker, Kimberley offers counselling, education and consulting through her private practice for a wide variety of clients with mental health and parenting challenges. With 30+ years of professional experience, including Child Welfare and Adoption, Kimberley provides clients with a wealth of skill, knowledge and understanding. Her personal experience as an adopted person and a formerly single adoptive parent is an asset to her work and connections to all those touched by adoption and related themes. Awareness and respect for diversity of people, families, identities and experiences are foundations to Kimberley’s professional values.

Dawn Tracz
dawn.tracz@adoptontario.ca
Dawn Tracz is an adoptee who has over 25 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples and children and families. Using family systems and attachment therapy she works with the challenges of early separation, adoption, trauma, abuse and loss.  These experiences come together in adoptive families to make them complex and multi-layered.  Dawn is trained to use Thera-play and incorporates this technique during sessions when it is deemed helpful.  Dawn is a certified yoga teacher (200 hours) and uses her knowledge of anatomy, meditation and energy focused work with her therapy to support clients. Dawn has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from York University and is working towards the completion of her MSW at Wilfrid Laurier University where she is investigating the lived experience of people who were adopted as “older children”.  She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.  She is trained in Thera-play, Triple P Parenting Program and has trained with Dr. Dan Hughes in attachment therapy. Dawn works in private practice at the Centre for Connections in Toronto.

 

Certificate: A certificate of completion is available upon request.

To see other Pathways offerings in Ontario, click here to go to our events page.

Can’t attend any of these offerings? Click here to be notified about the next round.

Note: Ontario’s PRIDE curriculum is equivalent to The Kinship Center’s Pathways to Permanence 1 curriculum.


Detailed Information about Pathways 2

Click here for detailed information on Pathways 2.

© 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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Date:
July 11
Time:
12:00 am
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