Links

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services– adoption pages. Adoption in Ontario is mandated via the Child & Family Services Act. http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/adoption/index.aspx

Adoption Council of Ontario: A charitable organzation that supplies general information about adoption in Ontario. https://www.adoption.on.ca/

AdoptOntario: An organization supported by the Ontario govt and ACO to help place children of Ontario who are waiting to be adopted. Also the website supplies information regarding schedule of dates and locations of PRIDE ( Parent Resources for Information Development Education) – a required preparatory curriculum for all adoptive applicants in Ontario. PRIDE is offered through your local CAS if adopting through that agency, or by private practitioners. http://www.adoptontario.ca/

Ontario Assn of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) – Association representing children’s aid societies of Ontario which also offers some information about adoption in Ontario. As well, there is a page that helps locate various children’s aid societies. http://www.oacas.org/2016/02/navigating-the-ontario-adoption-system-made-easier/

Child Welfare League of Canada: a Canada-wide agency representing child welfare, which also provides potentially useful parenting links: http://www.cwlc.ca/en/projects/ppes

Life Matters- an American organization that supplies information to help parents, if needed, adjust their interactions/approach with their child(ren.) Presently endorsed by Child Welfare League of Canada (see above.) Incorporates Positive Discipline and STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting.) http://www.lifematters.com/step.asp

Positive Discipline an overview of Positive Discipline – an approach to effective parenting, endorsed by Child Welfare League of Canada. http://www.positivediscipline.com/what-is-positive-discipline.html

Attachment Association of Canada: an association for parents and professionals that focuses on information and services related to attachment challenges of parenting children who, for example, have had significant issues prior to placement. http://www.attachmentcan.ca/index.php

Information about Parenting Children who suffered early trauma by Drs.Daniel Hughes and Jonathan Baylin: recent medical (brain) evidence supports an approach to parenting children who have experienced early deprivation/trauma: http://www.nacac.org/adoptalk/scienceofrelationships.html

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder information: http://www.fasdontario.ca/cms/

North Durham Professional Counsellors: psychological and associated services for individuals and families in North Durham Region located in Port Perry http://northdurhamcounsellors.com

Parentbooks – a bookstore in Toronto with an excellent selection of books for parents, children and professionals. http://www.parentbooks.ca/