MAPP Training Events
Participation in the Massachusetts Approach to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP) curriculum is required of all prospective foster and adoptive families in Massachusetts. MAPP Training is offered both by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and contracted adoption agencies. MARE does not offer MAPP training. After a prospective family’s application has been submitted to an agency and preliminary screenings are met with approval, families will be invited to attend the ten week training.
The training curriculum prepares adults to adopt a child from foster care who has experienced neglect and abuse. The training covers such topics as communication, building self-esteem, child guidance, understanding behaviors, and working with agencies and courts. The training will also include discussions about the children who are waiting to be adopted and resources and support available to you as an adoptive family.
The following is a list of upcoming MAPP Trainings.
Boston Region: DCF Training in Boston
Western Region: DCF Training in Springfield
Southern Region: Child and Family Services Training in Fall River
Fall River, Massachusetts 02720
Central Region: DCF Training in Worcester
Western Region: Berkshire Children and Families Training in Hadley
Hadley, Massachusetts 01035
Central Region: Children's Friend Training in Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts 1609
Boston Region: The Home for Little Wanderers Training in Dorchester
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02122