Guide Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) Trainings

Thank you for beginning your path to foster or adopt children involved with Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families.
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, the Massachusetts Approaches to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP), provides these enhanced parenting skills that will help you meet the challenge of foster parenting.

Your social worker or staff from the DCF recruitment line, 1-800-KIDS 508, are available to answer any questions you may have.

Table of Contents

Northern Region

ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)

Location:  Northern Regional Office, 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence

MAPP Tuesday/Saturday Class in Sudburry: 

Location:  Sudbury Police Department, 75 Hudson Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776 

  • November 6, 2018 (Tuesday) 6 pm-9 pm
  • November 17, 2018 (Saturday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • November 20, 2018 (Tuesday) 6 pm-9 pm
  • December 1, 2018 (Saturday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • December 4, 2018 (Tuesday) 6 pm-9 pm
  • December 11, 2018 (Tuesday) 6 pm-9 pm
  • December 18, 2018 (Tuesday) 6 pm-9 pm

 

Location:Jordan's Furniture, 50 Walkers Brook Dr, Reading, MA 01867

Time:  Tuesdays  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Full Class)

  • Session 1: September 25 
  • Session 2: October 2nd
  • Session 3: October 9th 
  • Session 4: October 16th 
  • Session 5: October 23rd 
  • Session 6: October 30th
  • Session 7: November 6th 
  • Session 8: November 13th
  • Session 9: November 20th 
  • Session 10:  November 27th

 

CAMBRIDGE

 

CAPE ANN (SALEM)

 

FRAMINGHAM

Location: Framingham Area Office, 300 Howard Street, Framingham, MA 01702

October 9 -- November 1, 2018 (Tuesdays, Thursday 6:15 PM -- 9:15 PM & Saturdays 9:30-3:30) 

  • Tuesday October 9, 2018 
  • Saturday October 13, 2018 
  • Tuesday October 16, 2018
  • Thursday October 18, 2018   
  • Tuesday October 23, 2018
  • Saturday October 27, 2018 
  • Tuesday October 30, 2018
  • Thursday November 1, 2018

 

HAVERHILL

LocationHaverhill Area Office  3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA

Time: Saturdays  9:00 AM -- 4:00 PM

  • September 22, 2018
  • September 29, 2018
  • October 13, 2018
  • October 20, 2018

 

LAWRENCE

Location: 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

SPANISH MAPP:

September 15 - October 13, 2018 (Saturdays) 9:30 AM -- 5:00 PM

ENGLISH MAPP:

October 27 - November 17, 2018 (Saturdays) 9:30 AM -- 5:00 PM

 

LOWELL

Location for all Classes:  Lowell Area Office 32 Omni Way, 2nd Floor, Chelmsford, MA

Contact:: Cassandra Sanchez,  978-275-6802 or Cassandra.sanchez@massmail.state.ma.us

 

Sept 18 -Nov 20, 2018  (Tuesdays) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

LYNN

Location:  Lynn Area Office, 330 Lynnway Suite 201, Lynn, MA 01901

September 15 - October 13, 2018 (Saturdays)  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

MALDEN

SUDBURY (ADLU)

LocationSudbury Police Department, 75 Hudson Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776 

  • November 7, 2018 (Saturday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • November 6, 2018 (Tuesday) 6 pm-9 pm
  • November 20, 2018 (Tuesday) 6 pm-9 pm
  • December 4, 2018 (Tuesday) 6 pm-9 pm
  • December 11, 2018 (Tuesday) 6 pm-9 pm
  • December 18, 2018 (Tuesday) 6 pm-9 pm
  • December 1, 2018 (Saturday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

READING (ADLU)

Location:Jordan's Furniture, 50 Walkers Brook Dr, Reading, MA 01867

Time:  Tuesdays  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  (Full Class)

  • Session 1: September 25 
  • Session 2: October 2nd
  • Session 3: October 9th 
  • Session 4: October 16th 
  • Session 5: October 23rd 
  • Session 6: October 30th
  • Session 7: November 6th 
  • Session 8: November 13th
  • Session 9: November 20th 
  • Session 10:  November 27th 

Boston Region

Boston Area Offices and Boston ADLU

Rolling MAPP (Wednesdays) 6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m. Boston Regional Office

 

  • August 22, 2018       ---   Module 1               
  • August 29, 2018       ---   Module 2                 
  • September 5, 2018    ---  Module 3   
  • September 12, 2018 ---   Module 4   
  • September 19, 2018 ---   Module 5                                       
  • September 26, 2018 ---   Module 6                                      
  • October 3, 2018       ---    Module 7                                       
  • October 10, 2018    ---     Module 8                                        
  • October 17, 2018    ---     Module 9    
  • October 24, 2018    ---     Module 10  

 

  • October 31, 2018       ---    Module 1            
  • November 7, 2018      ---   Module 2              
  • November 14, 2018    ---   Module 3              
  • November 28, 2018    ---   Module 4
  • December 5, 2018       ---   Module 5         
  • December 12, 2018     ---   Module 6                                                
  • December 19, 2018     ---   Module 7                                                  
  • January 2, 2019           ---   Module 8                                                  
  • January 9, 2019           ---   Module 9
  • January 16, 2019         ---   Module 10          

 

Dimock Area Office

Saturday, October 6 -- November 3, 2018  (Saturdays)

Dimock Area Office,30 Dimock Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

 

Harbor Area Office:

Spanish MAPP: 

September 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2018   (Saturdays) 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Harbor Area Office, 80 Everett Avenue, Suite 100, Chelsea, MA 02150

 

Park Street Area Office:  

June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th   (Saturdays) 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Park Street Area Office, 50B Park Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

 

Hyde Park Area Office: 

Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept.29 & Oct. 6 2018 (Saturdays) 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hyde Park Area Office, 1530 River Street, Hyde Park, MA  02136

Central Region

Rolling MAPP is held as a continuous cycle of training and your social worker will arrange for when you can enter and complete 10 consecutive sessions

ADLU

Rolling MAPP (Wednesdays) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Central Regional Office, 13 Sudbury St. Worcester

 

Saturday MAPP 

Location:  Central Regional Office, 13 Sudbury St. Worcester

Saturday 10/13/18: 9:30 am– 3:30 pm  ( Module 1&2)

Saturday  10/20/18:   9:30 am – 3:30 pm (Module 3 & 4)

Saturday  10/27/18: (9:30 am – 3:30 pm ( Module 5 & 6)

Saturday 11/3/18: (9:30 am – 3:30 pm  (Module 7 & 8)

Wednesday 11/7/18: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Module 9 legal night)

Saturday 11/17/18: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Module 10 Panel )

 

North Central 

Rolling MAPP (Wednesdays) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

North Central Area Office, 690 Mechanic Street Suite 100, Leominster 

 

South Central 

Rolling MAPP (Thursdays) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

South Central Area Office, 185 Church St. Whittinsville

 

Worcester West and East

Rolling MAPP (Tuesdays) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Worcester East Office, 151 West Boylston Drive, Worcester

 

 

Children's Friend, Inc (Private Agency)

Location for all Classes: 

21 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609

September 27 - December 6, 2018 (Thursdays)

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Registration Required:  Sue Uryasz 508-753-5425 or  suryasz@childrensfriend.org

 

Western Region

ADLU

Location for all Classes:  Western Regional Office, 140 High Street, 4th floor, Springfield  

Rolling MAPP 

Beginning September 4, 2018 (Tuesdays) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Rolling MAPP is held as a continuous cycle of training and your social worker will arrange for when you can enter and complete 10 consecutive sessions. 
 

Greenfield AO

Location:  143 Munson Rd, Unit 4, Greenfield, MA 01301   

July 28 - August 25, 2018 (Saturdays)     9:00 AM-3:00 PM

October 13 - November 10, 2018* (Saturdays)   9:00 AM-3:00 PM

   *by group agreement, last day may switch to 11/17 due to Veteran’s Day Weekend

 

Holyoke

Location:  206 Maple St.  Holyoke Room 400

Spanish Language MAPP Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

October 16, 2018  - November 8, 2018  

Location: Enlace the Familia,  299 Main St. Holyoke.

 

English MAPP (Saturdays) 9:00 AM -- 3:00 PM

  • September 8, 2018 
  • September 15, 2018 
  • September 22, 2018 
  • September 29, 2018 
  • October 6, 2018 

 

English MAPP (Saturdays) 9:00 AM -- 3:00 PM

  • October 13, 2018  
  • October 20, 2018 
  • October 27, 2018 
  • November 3, 2018 
  • November 10, 2018 

 

Pittsfield 

Location:  First Baptist Church, 131 Main St., North Adams, MA 01247  (Monday/Thursday)

September 17 - October 18, 2018  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

  • Monday, September 17th                 
  • Thursday, September 20th          
  • Monday, September 24th               
  • Thursday, September 27th                    
  • Monday, October 1st                   
  • Thursday, October 4th                  
  • Monday, October 8th                          
  • Thursday, October 11th
  •  Monday, October 15th                         
  • Thursday, October 18th

 

Location: Pittsfield Area Office, 73 Eagle Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201 (Tuesday/Thursday)

October 9 - November 8, 2018  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

  • Tuesday, October 9th
  • Thursday, October 11th
  • Tuesday, October 16th
  • Thursday, October 18h
  • Tuesday, October 23rd
  • Thursday, October 25th
  • Tuesday, October 30st
  • Thursday, November 1st
  • Tuesday, November 6th
  • Thursday, November 8th

 

Springfield Area Office

September 12  – November 14, 2018 (Wednesdays) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

 

Springfield Robert Van Wart Area Office

Location: Area Office, 112 Industry Ave, Springfield

English Language MAPP 

Tuesday/Thursdays  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • July 17 & 19 2018
  • July 24 & 26 2018
  • July 31 and Aug 2 2018
  • Aug 7 & 9 2018
  • Aug 14 & 16 2018

Southern Region

ADLU 

Location:  110 Mulberry Street, Brockton, MA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

August 30 - November 1, 2018 (Thursdays)

 

Location: Taunton Area Office, 1 Washington Street, Suite 21, Taunton, MA 02780

September 6 - November 8, 2018 (Thursdays) 6 PM - 9 PM

 

Location: Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, 3 Randolph St., Canton, MA

June 4 - *August 6, 2018  (Mondays) 6 PM - 9 PM 

*(or 8/13 if 7/2 is skipped) 

 

ARLINGTON

October 13 & 14, 20 & 21,  27, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, 3 Randolph Street, Canton, MA

 

BROCKTON: 

Location:  Brockton Area Office, 110 Mulberry Street, Brockton, MA 02302

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m  Tuesday &Thursdays

September 4 & 6, 2018

September 11& 13, 2018

September 18& 20, 2018

September 25 & 27,2018

October 2 &  4, 2018

 

CAPE COD

Location:  Cape Cod Area Office, 500 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

Time:  5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

September 11 -  November 13, 2018 (Tuesdays) 

November 27 - December 18 & January 8 - February 12, 2018 

 

COASTAL (Braintree)

Location:  Coastal Area Office, 220 Forbes Road Rear, Braintree, MA 02184

September 17 – November 5, 2018  (Monday nights)  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

FALL RIVER: 

Location:  Fall River Area Office, 1561 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

July 16 - September 17, 2018 (Mondays) 

 

NEW BEDFORD

Location:  New Bedford Area Office, 651 Orchard Street, Suite 400, New Bedford, MA 02744

September 25 - October October 25, 2018 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

February 19, 2019 ending March 21, 2019  (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

 

PLYMOUTH 

Location: 61 Industrial Park Road, Plymouth, MA 02360  

October 4 - 25, 2018 twice per week: Thursday nights & Saturdays

  • Thursdays October 4, 11, 18, 25     6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturdays October 13, 20                9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

November 7 - December 7, 2018 twice per week, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • November 7 & 8
  • November 14 & 5
  • November 29 & 30
  • December 6 & 7

January  2 - 24, 2019

Week 1  Wednesday and Thursday due to the holiday  6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 weeks
  • January 2 & 3
  • January 8 & 10
  • January 15 & 17
  • January 22 & 24

 

April 3 - 25, 2019

Twice a week, Wednesdays and Thursdays  6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • April 3 & 4
  • April 10 & 11
  • April 17 & 18
  • April 24 & 25

 

May 4 - 18 2019  Saturdays 9:00-5:00

  • May 4
  • May 11
  • May 18

TAUNTON

Location:  Taunton Area Office, 1 Washington Street, Suite 21, Taunton, MA 02780

September 10 - November 19, 2018 (Mondays) 6 PM  - 9 PM 

 

Location:  Taunton Area Office, 1 Washington Street, Suite 21, Taunton, MA 02780

September 6 - November 8, 2018 (Thursdays) 6-9 PM (ADLU)  Class Full

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