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Pathways for Families with Newly Placed Children (placed in the last 18 months) – Winter 2023
January 23 @ 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: Monday Evenings; 6:30pm to 9:30pm
This offering is full! Please click below to sign up for the wait list.
- Session 1: January 23, 2023
- Session 2: January 30, 2023
- Session 3: February 6, 2023
- Session 4: February 13, 2023
- Session 5: February 27, 2023
- Session 6: March 6, 2023
- Session 7: March 20, 2023
- Session 8: March 27, 2023
- Session 9 (Decoding): April 17, 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.
Caroline Sears, MSW
Caroline is a social worker with many years of experience working as a grief counselor in the healthcare field. She is now working as an adoption therapist providing counseling for pre-adoptive and adoptive parents to address infertility and adoption, grief and loss, trauma and neglect, attachment difficulties, emotional effects of parenting children with learning disabilities, FAS, medical concerns and developmental or social concerns. She also has over 20 years of experience parenting biological and adoptive children.
Loralin Clinker, MSW
Loralin is a child welfare professional with over 20 years of experience. She works at the Brant Family and Children’s Services and for the past 16 years has been specifically working in the areas of adoption and foster care. Loralin has been a trainer at Brant FACS since 2004, has trained PRIDE since 2007 and has been a trainer for Pathways to Permanence since 2015.
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.