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Pathways for Families who live in Central Ontario – Fall 2021

October 13 @ 6:30 pm

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).

Regions: To find out if this offering is for your region – click here.

Time: Wednesday Evenings; 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Dates: 

  • Session 1: October 13, 2021
  • Session 2: October 20, 2021
  • Session 3: October 27, 2021
  • Session 4: November 3, 2021
  • Session 5: November 10, 2021
  • Session 6: November 17, 2021
  • Session 7: December 1, 2021
  • Session 8: December 8, 2021


Additional Details

Who: This training is for parents and caregivers where a placement has already occurred.

Cost: FREE! 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):

Dawn Tracz
dawn.tracz@adoptontario.ca
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.

Laura Banks
labanks@rogers.com
Laura is a mental health professional in private practice. She provides counseling, education, advocacy, skill development and service coordination to families in adoption. Laura also sits on several Boards and Committees with the clear intent of assisting children to find permanency and healing in their lives. Laura is an adoptive parent to seven children and has been a Treatment Foster Care parent for over 18 years. She is an experienced trainer to adoptive and foster parents and others.

 

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.

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.

    

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
6:30 pm
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