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.

DCF Boston Training

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 to Tuesday December 25th, 2018 6pm - 9pm

Boston, Massachusetts

DCF West Tranining

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 to Tuesday December 25th, 2018 6pm - 9pm

Springfield, Massachusetts

Child and Family Services, Fall River

Sunday March 11th, 2018 to Sunday March 25th, 2018 9am - 5pm
66Troy Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 02720

Children's Friend

Wednesday April 25th, 2018 to Wednesday June 27th, 2018 6pm - 9pm
21 Cedar Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

Home for Little Wanderers

Monday February 26th, 2018 to Monday April 16th, 2018 6pm - 9pm
50 Redfield St. Suite 306
Dorchester, Massachusetts 01222

Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Friday March 2nd, 2018 to Friday March 23rd, 2018 9am - 4pm
3815 Washington St Suite 2
Boston, Massachusetts 02130