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Kawartha Haliburton CAS
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SAFE Home Study

A home study is the mandatory process by which a foster, kinship or adoption applicant is assessed for competencies and capacities. As with PRIDE training, the SAFE home study assessment is required in Ontario by the Ministry of Child and Family Services.

The purpose of the adoption SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) home study is to mutually evaluate the capacity of the applicants for adoptive parenthood and relate these to the needs of the children awaiting adoption

The home study process also helps applicants understand what’s involved with adoption, how adoptive parenthood differs from biological parenthood and prepares the applicants for the adoption process.

The Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) provides child welfare workers with a structure tool for completing the home study. The home study process is designed to be completed at the same time as the PRIDE pre-service training.

The home study is not a short process, and the time it takes to complete can vary substantially between applicants. Typically, the home study consists of 4-6 interviews over a 6-8 months period. Other components of the process include record checks, references, medicals, police clearances, and financial disclosure.

Updates from Kawartha Haliburton CAS

KHCAS Offices closed Apr 19 and 22

KHCAS Offices closed Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22

The KHCAS Offices located in Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton will be closed Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22. If you have concerns about a ...

PALS Dev Trauma May 7 2019

PALS Network presents Understanding Developmental Trauma – May 7 from 6-8pm, Therapeutic Family Care, Cobourg

Join us as the PALS Adoption Support Group presents:  Understanding Developmental Trauma. Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6-8pm Therapeutic Family Care 200A Division Street, Unit ...

Foster Care and Adoption Info Session Apr 23

Foster Care and Adoption Information Session - Tuesday, April 23

Join us at an upcoming Foster Care and Adoption Information Session! Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6pm to 8pm Kawartha-Haliburton CAS 1100 Chemong Road, Peterborough ...

PALS Understanding Developmental Trauma Apr 9 2019

PALS Network presents Understanding Developmental Trauma – Apr 9 from 6:30-8:30pm, Edmison Heights Public School, Ptbo

Join us on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 as the PALS Adoption Support Group presents:  Understanding Developmental Trauma. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:30-8:30pm Edmison Heights ...

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