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Wednesday Evening Pathways – Fall 2022
October 19, 2022 @ 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
This schedule has been revised. See new schedule below.
- Session 1: October 19, 2022
- Session 2: October 26, 2022
- Session 3: November 2, 2022
- Session 4: November 9, 2022
- Session 5: November 16, 2022
- Session 6: November 23, 2022
- Session 7: November 30, 2022
- Session 8: December 7, 2022
- Session 9 (Decoding): January 11, 2022
Registration for this offering is now closed.
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.
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.
Fatima Di Valentin, MSW, RSW
Fatima Di Valentin, MSW, RSW is a clinical social worker in private practice that specializes in trauma and anxiety in children and adults with a personal permanency journey. Fatima has a research interest in how adverse childhood experiences relate to chronic pain. Fatima is an experienced educator in both college and in the community. She has over 15 years experience in the child welfare system and has worked in building permanency for children in each phase of the process. Fatima is the mother to two biological children and has welcomed kin children into her family.
Certificate: A certificate of completion is available upon request.
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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.