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Tuesday Morning Pathways – Summer 2024

July 9 @ 9:30 am

Pathways to Permanence is a multi-sessional psycho-educational program

Eligibility:

Due to our current funding guidelines, outlined by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, participants must be an adoptive parent (including parents pre adoption finalization) or a foster-to-adopt parent, and must have adopted (or be fostering-to-adopt) through a children’s aid society, to attend our free Pathways program.

Please note – we are working to make Pathways available to all permanency parents (Customary Care, Kinship, Legal Guardian, International Adoptions, Private Adoptions), 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 waitlist and 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: Tuesday Mornings; 9:30am to 12:30pm

Dates: 

  • Session 1: July 9
  • Session 2: July 16
  • Session 3: July 23
  • Session 4: July 30
  • Session 5: August 6
  • Session 6: August 13
  • Session 7: August 20
  • Session 8: August 27
  • Session 9 (Decoding): September 24

 

Additional Details

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.


Trainer(s):

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.

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.


Detailed Information about Pathways

Click here for detailed information on Pathways.

© 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 9
Time:
9:30 am
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