Pathways for Families in the East – Winter 2023
February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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: Online via Zoom (The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants closer to the event date; please see below for technical requirements).
Time: Wednesday Evenings; 6:30pm to 9:30pm
- Session 1: February 8, 2023
- Session 2: February 15, 2023
- Session 3: February 22, 2023
- Session 4: March 1, 2023
- Session 5: March 8, 2023
- Session 6: March 22, 2023
- Session 7: March 29, 2023
- Session 8: April 5, 2023
- Session 9 (Decoding): April 19, 2023
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, Community and Social Services.
Technical & set-up requirement:
- Laptop or desktop computer with functioning webcam and microphone capabilities.
- Strong/stable internet connection with a speed of at least 10mbps
- In order to preserve families’ privacy and comfort levels, anyone other than another Pathways participant, should not be in the same room with you while participating in a Pathways Zoom session; this includes children and teens.
Jacquie Tjandra, MSW
Jacquie is a mental health professional who has been in private practice for the past ten years. She specializes in working with adult adoptees, first families and adoptive families. Jacquie has been a practicing social worker for 35 years and her experience includes working in child welfare as an adoption worker and adoption reunion counsellor. She has also provided consultation services to Children’s Aid Societies working with families where mental health concerns were identified. She is an experienced PRIDE trainer and has also delivered training to various community agencies and groups. In addition to training Pathways for the ACO, Jacquie also spent 5 years co-facilitating a Search and Reunion group. In her spare time Jacquie enjoys oil painting and hanging out with her grandchildren.
Kimberley Miller, RSW
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.
Certificate: A certificate of completion is available after the offering is complete.
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.