ACT Completion and Missed Session Policy
Professionals who register in the ACT course are making a commitment to attend each scheduled session. Each group of participants works closely together, alongside our ACT facilitator(s), engaging in the collective learning process. When a participant is absent, they miss critical content that builds on concepts introduced from session to session and they miss conversations which inform the collective group understanding. While the completion of ACT is not a requirement of the ACO, it is required in order to receive a full certificate of completion, and the option to create a profile on the ACO ACT trained professional page.
ACT Certificate Eligibility
Participants who complete all 8 curriculum sessions (16 online classes) of ACT receive a full certificate of completion and the option to create a profile on the ACO ACT trained professional page.
Participants who miss one or more ACT classes receive a partial certificate of completion. Each certificate will indicate the number of ACT curriculum sessions that the participant has completed.
Participants are not eligible to receive a certificate of completion if they have missed more than 4 ACT curriculum sessions (8 online classes).
Options for Missed ACT Sessions
In the event that an ACT participant misses one or more ACT classes, the following options apply:
Participant may forfeit a missed session, meaning a forfeiture of a full certificate of completion and a profile on the ACO ACT trained professional page.
Participant may complete a make-up assignment for each class missed, up to a maximum of 2 classes or 1 full curriculum session, in order to receive a full certificate of completion and a profile on the ACO ACT trained professional page.
If a participant misses more than 2 classes or 1 full curriculum session, a full course make-up is required in order to receive a full completion certificate and a profile on the ACO ACT trained professional page. An admin fee of 20% of the regular ACT price applies.
If a participant misses more than 50% of the course, they will be unenrolled.
In the event that a participant misses class(es) due to special circumstances, accommodations for these special circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis by the PACT Manager.
All fees are non-refundable. Requests for transfers to a future ACT training must be received at least 3 business days before the training start date and will be subject to a $50 administrative fee. Requests received within 1-2 business days of the training start will be subject to a $100 fee.
ACT Participant Acknowledgement re Use of Zoom for ACT trainings
For security and confidentiality purposes the ACO is using Zoom for ACT with the following parameters in place:
Despite establishing these parameters, ACO cannot guarantee 100% security and confidentiality through the Zoom platform and therefore participants should consider the extent of information they might want to share during the training.
By participating in the ACT training, participants are giving consent to share information within this understanding.
ACT: An Adoption & Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare & Mental Health Professionals (“ACT”)
All materials distributed for the ACT program are copyrighted and owned by the Kinship Center©, and used under license by the Adoption Council Of Ontario (“ACO”) unless otherwise noted and permission for use has been obtained from the copyright holder.
Kinship Center has licensed use and dissemination of this material to ACO for professional use by the individual named below who registered to participate in ACT. Permission to duplicate and share the pages marked as “Practice Tools” in relation to the participant’s work with the adoption constellation is granted. Duplication for sale of any material or distribution of any material not designated as a “Practice Tool,” without the advance written consent of ACO or the copyright holder, is expressly prohibited. Copyright by Kinship Center, 2005.
I understand that if I violate this agreement ACO may take action to the full extent possible under the law. In the event any dispute arises relating to the interpretation or enforcement of this agreement that venue shall be in Toronto, Ontario.
Any video or audio files I receive during the course of the ACT training are for personal use only, for the duration of the training program. These files cannot be shared or used in any other manner or in any other timeframe. These files will be deleted after the completion of the ACT training.