There is support for all foster and adoptive parents. If you become a foster or adoptive parent, a DCF Family Resource Worker can arrange for one of these classes.


Boston Region

TBD


Northern Region

Lowell

Dates/Times: Wednesdays, ongoing, 6 - 9 p.m.

Contacts: Family Resource workers will invite prospective parents to attend after a pre-screening process is completed. Call 1-800-KIDS-508 to begin the process. 


Southeastern Region

TBD


Western Region

Hadley - Private Agency

Event: Berkshire Children and Families MAPP Training Sessions

Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 21 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Description:

Learn skills to be able to provide intensive foster care to a child in the care of the Commonwealth or learn the protocol to become an adoptive family for a waiting child. Hear from experienced foster and adoptive parents. MAPP Training and a successful home study are required for foster parenting or the adoption of a Massachusetts child or children.

Location: All meetings to be held at Berkshire Children and Families 220 Russell Street, Suite 200, Hadley, Massachusetts

Contact: For more information please contact Linda Dugas (Adoption) or Alison Mengel (Healing Homes Foster Care). Berkshire Children and Families, P.O. Box 343 Hadley, MA 01035, (413) 584-5690, ext. 117 (Linda) or ext 129 (Alison).

Fee: There is no fee for the MAPP Group Training.

Parking: There is ample free parking at the BCF site.

Springfield

Dates/Times: Every Tuesday Evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Western Regional DCF Office, 140 Main Street 4 th Floor, Springfield , MA

Contact: Sharon Wood- (413) 452-3350

Note: Registration required. Space is available. No fee.

Whitinsville

Dates/Times: Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for 10 weeks (Ongoing MAPP class)

Contacts: Family Resource workers will invite prospective parents to attend after a pre-screening process is completed. Call 1-800-KIDS-508 to begin the process.

Worcester - Private Agency

Event: Children’s Friend Adoption MAPP Training

Date/Time: Starts April 17, 2014, Every Thursday evening for 10 consecutive weeks, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Children’s Friend, Inc, 21 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609

Contact: Sue Uryasz-(508) 753-5425 or suryasz@childrensfriend.org

Registration: Registration required.  Space is available.

Fee: None


This information is provided by the Department of Children and Families.