Pathways for Families who live in Western Ontario – Fall 2021
October 14 @ 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: Thursday Evenings; 6:30pm to 9:30pm
- Session 1: October 14, 2021
- Session 2: October 21, 2021
- Session 3: October 28, 2021
- Session 4: November 4, 2021
- Session 5: November 11, 2021
- Session 6: November 18, 2021
- Session 7: December 2, 2021
- Session 8: December 9, 2021
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.
Cindy Stewart, CYW
Cindy is a mental health professional in private practice. She offers post adoption support to adoptive families and co-facilitates an interracial adoption support group and an adopted teen group. She has child welfare experience facilitating successful foster placements and providing individual counseling to children and youth. She also worked in group homes for eight years with teens and youth. Cindy brings her personal experience as a parent to biological and adoptive children and as an adopted person to her work. Cindy is also a private investigator interested in search and reunion work.
Fatima Di Valentin, MSW, RSW
Fatima Di Valentin, MSW, RSW is a clinical social worker in private practice that specializes in trauma and anxiety in children and adults with a personal permanency journey. Fatima has a research interest in how adverse childhood experiences relate to chronic pain. Fatima is an experienced educator in both college and in the community. She has over 15 years experience in the child welfare system and has worked in building permanency for children in each phase of the process. Fatima is the mother to two biological children and has welcomed kin children into her family
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.