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SAFE Home Study Process

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.

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PALS Attachment and Related Trauma - Nov 6 2018

PALS Network Presents: Attachment and Related Trauma - Tuesday, Nov 6

Join us for a PALS Network session on Attachment and Related Trauma – Tuesday, November 6 from 6pm to 8pm at Highland Shores Children’s Aid, 363 ...

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Dress Purple Day on October 24 for Kids' Rights - October 17, 2018

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Join us for a PALS Network session on Attachment and Related Trauma – Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Edmison Heights Public School, 1100 ...

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