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.
Available Statewide (8 events)-
Virtual DCF MAPP Trainings
Haverhill Area Office (Joint Session with ADLU) MAPP Training
Bradford, Massachusetts 01835
SOUTHERN ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit) MAPP Training
Brockton, Massachusetts 02302
Fall River Child & Family Services MAPP Training
Fall River, Massachusetts
Fall 2021 MAPP Training - The Home for Little Wanderers
WESTERN ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit) MAPP Training - Joint Group with Berkshire Area Office
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105
Bright Futures Adoption Center Fall MAPP Training
Bright Futures Adoption Center Winter MAPP Training