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Home » Search » Pathways for Blended Families (Families who are Parenting Both Adoptive and Biological Children)

Pathways for Blended Families (Families who are Parenting Both Adoptive and Biological Children)

Pathways is an 8-session curriculum

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; 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Dates: 

  • Session 1: April 28, 2021
  • Session 2: May 5, 2021
  • Session 3: May 12, 2021
  • Session 4: May 19, 2021
  • Session 5: May 26, 2021
  • Session 6: June 2, 2021
  • Session 7: June 9, 2021
  • Session 8: June 16, 2021

This session is now closed!


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):

  • Lesley Allen, BSW, CTPC
    lesleyallenbsw@gmail.com
    Lesley has over 20 years experience in working with children and families in both the child welfare system as well as the private sector.  Lesley is a family therapist, providing counseling services to families and individuals with a focus on supporting blended and non-traditional families.  Lesley is a Certified Clinical Trauma Practitioner with specialized training on the impact of trauma and the power of resilience.

  • Cindy Stewart, CYW
    cindy5stewart75@yahoo.ca
    I am an Child & Youth Worker providing support to all families that are joined through Adoption, Kinship or Permanency I am an educator providing groups with parenting education and support I also assisting families with home/community issues on an individual basis My experience includes pre placement as well as post placement capacities My son's & I co-facilitates an adopted teen group I have child welfare experience facilitating successful foster placements and providing individual counselling to children & youth, I bring my personal experience as parent to biological and adoptive children and as an adoptee to my work. I also assist Adult Adoptee's in the Search & Reunion process - I am a private investigator and understand the unique issues involved in the searching and re-unification process.

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.

Please 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.

    


Categories: Education Events, PACT for Families, Parent Events (ACO), Permanency Adoption Competency Training, All ACO Events, All Parent Events, Special Needs (General)

Dates

2021-04-28 00:00:00 (All day event)

Contact Information

PACT Program
pact@adoptontario.ca