Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021 5:30p -
Boston, MA 02135
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good
The Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) is the mandatory 30-hour education program for people interested in fostering or adopting children living in the custody of the state of Massachusetts. This virtual session will be held every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in February, ending February 23. Potential adoptive or foster parents must attend all 30 hours of the training.
Families who successfully complete MAPP training can then move on to have a home study assessment, which is required to become an adoption or foster care resource. All prospective foster or adoptive parents are given the opportunity through MAPP to learn about the Department of Children and Families (DCF), our programs at The Home for Little Wanderers, and the children/youths in need of foster or adoptive families.
The MAPP education program provides parents with information and skills-building that will effectively prepare them to parent children/youths who need care.
To enroll in a MAPP education program, please complete a Pre-Screen Form found at www.thehome.org/adoption
You will then engage in a phone interview based on the form with a Family Resource Worker (FRW) and a home visit with a FRW where you will undergo a short interview and tour of your home to ensure you meet basic physical standards. You will then fill out an information packet and undergo a Background Check. Once you pass the background check and/or write a statement for any CORI history, your enrollment is confirmed if it is clinically appropriate to do so.
Classes will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on the following dates in February: 2nd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 11th ,15th, 16th, 18th, 22nd, and 23rd.