Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) Trainings

Thank you for beginning your path to foster or adopt children involved with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).

DCF trains foster parents so they have the skills needed to nurture children who have experienced trauma and to work in partnership with birth families. Our training program, Massachusetts Approach to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP), provides these enhanced parenting skills that will help you meet the challenge of foster parenting.

MAPP training groups are being held both virtually and in-person and are subject to change. Once your application is completed, you will work with a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker to determine the best MAPP class for you.
    
If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker please call (800) 543-7508.

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Boston Region

BOSTON REGIONAL ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)
1785 Columbus Avenue, 5th Floor, Roxbury, MA 02119

Day/Time: Tuesdays 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm & Saturdays (Virtual)

  • Saturday, October 22, 2022 (8:30 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2022
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022 (8:30 am - 2:00 pm)

 

HARBOR AREA OFFICE
80 Everett Avenue, Suite 100, Chelsea, MA 02150

Day/Time:  Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Saturday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (Virtual)
This MAPP class is provided in Spanish only.

  • Monday, October 17, 2022 
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022 
  • Monday, October 24, 2022 
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022 
  • Monday, October 31, 2022 
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022 
  • Monday, November 7, 2022 
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022   
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022

 

HYDE PARK AREA OFFICE
1530 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Day/Time: None scheduled at this time.

 

JACKSON SQUARE AREA OFFICE
1785 Columbus Avenue, 5th Floor, Roxbury, MA 02119

Day/Time: None scheduled at this time.

 

    PARK STREET AREA OFFICE
    50B Park Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm & Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    • Saturday, November 5, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    • Saturday, November 12, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022 
    • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    Central Region

    CENTRAL ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)
    5 Brussels Street, Worcester, MA 01601

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    • Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    • Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022

     

    NORTH CENTRAL AREA OFFICE 
    690 Mechanic Street, Suite 100, Leominster, MA 01453

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 9, 2022

     

    SOUTH CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
    185 Church Street, Whittinsville, MA 01588

    Day/Time: None scheduled at this time.

     

    WORCESTER EAST AREA OFFICE
    151 West Boylston Drive, Worcester, MA 01606

    Day/Time:  Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 13, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    WORCESTER WEST AREA OFFICE
    5 Brussels Street, Worcester, MA 01601

    Day/Time:  Please see schedule for Worcester East.

    Northern Region

    NORTHERN ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)
    280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

    Day/Time: Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    • Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 4, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    • Tuesday October 25, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022

     

    Day/Time: Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (In-Person)

    • Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • Saturday, October 22, 2022

     

    CAMBRIDGE/BURLINGTON AREA OFFICE
    328 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA 01803

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (In-Person)

    • Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022

     

    CAPE ANN AREA OFFICE (SALEM) 
    45 Congress Street, Building 4, Salem, MA 01970

    Day/Time: Please see schedules for Cambridge/Burlington

     

    FRAMINGHAM AREA OFFICE
    300 Howard Street, Framingham, MA 01702

    Day/Time: None scheduled at this time.

     

    GREATER LOWELL AREA OFFICE
    2 Omni Way, 2nd Floor, Chelmsford, MA 01824

    Day/Time: None scheduled at this time.

     

    HAVERHILL AREA OFFICE
    3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA 01835

    Day/Time: Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (In-Person)

    • Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • Saturday, October 22, 2022

     

    LAWRENCE AREA OFFICE
    280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

    Day/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (In-Person)
    This MAPP class is provided in Spanish only.

    • Thursday, October 13, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    • Thursday, November 3, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • Thursday, November 17, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 22, 2022

     

    LYNN AREA OFFICE
    330 Lynnway, Suite 201, Lynn, MA 0190

    Day/Time: None scheduled at this time.

     

    METRO NORTH AREA OFFICE (WAKEFIELD)
    200 Harvard Mills Square, Suite 420, Wakefield, MA 01880

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (In-Person)

    • Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022

    Southern Region

    SOUTHERN ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)
    110 Mulberry Street, Brockton, MA 02302

    Day/Time: Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    • Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 4, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022

     

    ARLINGTON AREA OFFICE
    30 Mystic Street, Arlington, MA 02474

    Day/Time: Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 4 , 2022
    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • Tuesday, October  18,  2022
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    • Tuesday, November  1, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 8, , 2022
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 22, 2022

     

    BROCKTON AREA OFFICE
    110 Mulberry Street, Brockton, MA 02302

    Day/Time: Mondays, Tuesday & Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Monday, January 23, 2023
    • Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    • Monday, January 30, 2023
    • Wednesday, February 1, 2023
    • Monday, February 6, 2023
    • Wednesday, February 8, 2023
    • Monday, February 13, 2023
    • Wednesday, February 15, 2023
    • Monday, February 20, 2023
    • Wednesday, February 22, 2023

     

    CAPE & ISLANDS AREA OFFICE
    500 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022

     

    COASTAL AREA OFFICE (Braintree)
    220 Forbes Road Rear, Braintree, MA 02184

    Day/Time:  Wednesdays & Thursdays6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    • Thursday, November 3, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    • Thursday, November 17, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    • Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 7, 2022
    • Thursday, December 8, 2022

     

    FALL RIVER AREA OFFICE
    1822 North Main Street, Suite 400, Fall River, MA 02720

    Day/Time: None scheduled at this time.

     

    NEW BEDFORD AREA OFFICE
    651 Orchard Street, Suite 400, New Bedford, MA 02744

    Day/Time: Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 13, 2022

     

    PLYMOUTH AREA OFFICE 
    44 Industrial Park Road, Plymouth, MA 02360 

    Day/Time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    • Thursday, September 8, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    • Thursday, September 15, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    • Thursday, September 22, 2022
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    • Thursday, October 6, 2022


    Day/Time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    • Thursday, November 3, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    • Thursday, November 17, 2022

     

    TAUNTON AREA OFFICE
    1 Washington Street, Suite 200, Taunton, MA 02780

    Day/Time: Mondays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (In-Person)

    • Monday, September 12, 2022
    • Monday, September 19, 2022
    • Monday, September 26, 2022
    • Monday, October 3, 2022
    • Monday, October 17, 2022
    • Monday, October 24, 2022
    • Monday, November 7, 2022
    • Monday, November 14, 2022
    • Monday, November 21, 2022
    • Monday, November 28, 2022

    Western Region

    WESTERN ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)
    140 High Street, 4th floor, Springfield, MA  01105

    Day/Time:  Saturdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Saturday, September 17, 2022
    • Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Saturday, October 8, 2022
    • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • Saturday October 22, 2022
    • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • Saturday, November 5, 2022
    • Saturday, November 12, 2022
    • Saturday, November 19, 2022

     

     

    BERKSHIRE AREA OFFICE
    73 Eagle Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201

    Day/Time: Saturdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Saturday, September 17, 2022
    • Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Saturday, October 8, 2022
    • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • Saturday October 22, 2022
    • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • Saturday, November 5, 2022
    • Saturday, November 12, 2022
    • Saturday, November 19, 2022


    Day/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • Thursday, October 13, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    • Thursday, November 3, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    • Thursday, November 10, 2022

     

    GREENFIELD AREA OFFICE
    143 Munson Street, Unit 4, Greenfield, MA 01301

    Day/Time: None scheduled at this time.

     

    HOLYOKE AREA OFFICE
    200 Front Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

    Day/Time: None scheduled at this time.

       

    ROBERT VAN WART AREA OFFICE (Springfield)
    112 Industry Avenue, Springfield, MA 01104

    Day/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    • Thursday, September 8, 2022
    • Thursday, September 15, 2022
    • Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    • Thursday, September 22, 2022
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 4, 2022
    • Thursday, October 6, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022


    Day/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    • Thursday, November 3, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • Thursday, November 17, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
    • Thursday, December 1, 2022

     

    SPRINGFIELD AREA OFFICE
    140 High Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield, MA 01105

    Day/Time: Saturdays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Saturday, October 8, 2022
    • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • Saturday, October 22, 2022
    • Saturday, October 29, 2022

     

    Day/Time: Saturdays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Virtual)
    This MAPP class is provided in Spanish only.

    • Saturday, November 5, 2022
    • Saturday, November 12, 2022
    • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • Saturday, December 3, 2022
    • Saturday, December 10, 2022                                            

    Private Agencies

    Children's Friend, Inc.
    505 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01609

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

    Day/Time: Thursdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Virtual)

    • Thursday, September 15, 2022
    • Thursday, September 22, 2022
    • Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • Thursday, October 6, 2022
    • Thursday, October 13, 2022
    • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    • Thursday, November 3, 2022
    • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    • Thursday, November 17, 2022

     

    The Home for Little Wanderers

    Contact: http://www.thehome.org/

    Day/Time: Mondays & Thursdays 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm (virtual)

    • Monday, October 3, 2022
    • Thursday, October 6, 2022
    • Monday, October 10, 2022
    • Thursday, October 13, 2022
    • Monday, October 17, 2022
    • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    • Monday, October 24, 2022
    • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    • Thursday, November 3, 2022
    • Monday, November 7, 2022

     

    MSPCC/Eliot (Jamaica Plain)
    3815 Washington Street, Suite 2  Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Contact: Sybil A. Turk, LICSW, directly at (617) 587-1519.

    Day/Time: None scheduled at this time.

     

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