AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home)



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Learn the essentials for building a strong adoptive family, and meet the mandatory adoption education requirements in your province, with the AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) especially designed for foster to adopt parents and previous adopters. This program fulfills the legal requirements for adoption education in the areas it is offered.

Course description

AEP Online Refresher course is designed especially for previous adopters, foster parents, and others who have some previous AEP training. Core modules include: attachment, adoption and child/adult development, trauma, child and youth mental health, and legal issues. Referral to the AEP Online Refresher course is contingent on social worker assessment and approval of previous training. MCFD block funding is available to social worker-approved applicants. A non-refundable registration fee of $95 is payable by participants at time of registration. 

This convenient 8-week online course specific to foster to adopt families includes modules on attachment, adoption and child/adult development, trauma, child and youth mental health and legal issues. 

Lessons are delivered through an engaging mix of video, audio, writing, and group discussion, and because the program is online, assignments can be completed at your convenience.  Participants will benefit from working with experienced facilitators as well as a strong support team. For questions, concerns and technical support, contact the AEP-Online Coordinator.

*Note: This course includes 3 mandatory live online discussionsThe 1-hour online live discussions are typically held during weekday evenings.  In the event of scheduling conflicts, please contact the AEP-Online Coordinator. ​

This is an online course, if you would prefer to attend a face to face AEP, contact your social worker. Please note: Not all regions offer face to face AEP.

For a summary course outline, click AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) Course Outline


Visit our AEP Online Refresher (Child in the Home) Registration page to see upcoming course openings and to register.



Please note that taking an AEP-Online course does not necessarily ensure preferential treatment in the ministry assessment and placement process.

Important Information

The AEP Online works with most operating systems and browsers, but for a full list of the software requirements, click here.

For our terms and conditions, including cancellation policy, click here

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