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Supporting Kin Adoptive Parents and Caregivers Challenges and Support

Supporting Kin, Adoptive Parents and Caregivers: Challenges and Support

Thu Nov 04, 2021

Supporting Kin, Adoptive Parents and Caregivers: Challenges and Support

Time Thu Nov 04 2021 at 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

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Supporting Kin, Adoptive Parents and Caregivers: Challenges and Support, 4 November | Online Event | Supporting Kin, Adoptive Parents and Caregivers: Challenges and Support
A webinar on the challenges and supports for kin, adoptive parents and caregivers.

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In this webinar, adoptive and kinship parents and other caregivers caring for children who may be at higher risk for mental health challenges will learn about issues they may face and how to get the support they need along this caregiving journey.

Whether you are caring for a baby or older child, adopted locally or internationally, caregivers experience some common issues. Join our speakers, Helen Dawkes-Brown and Tanice Donaldson, as they help you understand the challenges, gain insights on the adoption and permanency journey, and learn about support services and how to access them. Come prepared with your questions and leave with a better understanding of how you can be supported to achieve permanency for the children you care for so that they may reach their full potential.

Our Speakers:

Helen Dawkes-Brown, B.A., B.S.W. RSW, Private Adoption Social Worker

Helen has worked in the field of adoption for almost 30 years, both with the Children’s Aid Society and private sector, as well as international adoptions. She has been a presenter on various adoption topics, an expert witness in court on matters of adoption, and has facilitated

adoption support groups. Helen is also the Chairperson for the Private Adoption Practitioners of Eastern Ontario and has served on several Provincial government committees regarding adoption issues.

Tanice Donaldson, Regional Parent Liaison, Adopt4Life

Tanice is a mother of one with a vested interest in adoption, kinship, and customary care that stems from being raised in a home that fostered children. Professionally, Tanice is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with over 16 years of non-profit operational and leadership

experience in a family-oriented environment. She has specialized training in Mental Health, Trauma- Informed Care, and Inclusion. Tanice has played an instrumental role in community initiatives that have brought awareness to racial inequities. She currently works as a Parent Liaison at Adopt4Life, Ontario’s Association for Adoptive, Kinship, and Customary care parents and caregivers and as an Addiction and Mental Health Instructor. She is committed to supporting children and families to self-advocate with an emphasis on self-care.

Please note that this presentation is available in English only.

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If you support someone in need and feel anxious and overwhelmed with your caregiving responsibilities, you’re not alone. The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to support Ontario’s 3.3 million caregivers; ordinary people who provide physical and emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. We support caregivers by being their one point of access to information, so they have what they need to be successful in their role. Working collectively with caregivers, healthcare providers and other organizations, OCO draws on the variety of work that is currently being done to ease caregiver burn-out and improve the caregiving experience. We find ways to make existing services more broadly available so all caregivers, regardless of age, disease, diagnosis or location can access support. Where there are gaps, we work with caregivers and like-minded partners to find new and creative ways to fill them.
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Thu Nov 04 2021 at 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
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