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.

MAPP training groups will be held virtually via TEAMS or in person by invitation once your application is completed and approved.

Social Workers from the DCF recruitment line, 1-800-KIDS 508, are available to answer any additional questions.

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Boston Region

At this time, all MAPP training groups will be held virtually via TEAMS or in person by invitation once your application is completed and approved. 
    
If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker please call 1 (800) 543-7508.

 

BOSTON  REGIONAL ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)

Boston Regional Office, 1785 Columbus Avenue, 5th Floor, Roxbury, MA 02119

 Date/Time:  

 

HARBOR AREA OFFICE: 

Harbor Area Office, 80 Everett Avenue, Suite 100, Chelsea, MA 02150Date/Time:

Date/Time:   Mondays & Wednesdays  5 PM -8 PM Saturday 9:00 AM -3:00 PM

  • 5/16/22
  • 5/18/22
  • 5/23/22
  • 5/25/22
  • 5/31/22 **this is on a Tuesday due to Memorial Day being the day prior
  • 6/1/22
  • 6/6/22
  • 6-8-22
  • *6/11/22 Saturday 9:00 AM -3:00 PM

 

Spanish MAPP

Day/Time:  Mondays & Wednesdays 5 PM - 8 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

  • 10/17/22 
  • 10/19/22 
  • 10/24/22 
  • 10/26/22 
  • 10/31/22 
  • 11/02/22 
  • 11/07/22 
  • 11/9/22   
  • 11/ 12/22 *Saturday  9:00am-3:00pm

 

HYDE PARK AREA OFFICE

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

Date/Time:  5 PM  - 8 PM; 1 Saturday 9 AM - 3 PM

  • Tues. 9/6/22
  • Wed. 9/7/22
  • Mon. 9/12/22 
  • Wed. 9/ 14/22
  • Mon. 9/19/22
  • Wed. 9/21/22
  • Mon. 9/26/22
  • Wed. 9/28/22
  • *Sat. 10/1/22  9 AM– 3 PM

 

JACKSON SQUARE AREA OFFICE

Jackson Square Area Office, 1785 Columbus Avenue, 5th Floor, Roxbury, MA 02119

Date/Time: Mondays 4:30 PM -7:30 PM) & Saturdays 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 8/22/22
  • 8/27/22
  • 8/29/22
  • 9/3/22
  • 9/5/22
  • 9/10/22
  • 9/12/22
  • 9/17/22
  • 9/19/22
  • 9/24/22

 

    PARK STREET AREA OFFICE:  

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

    Spanish MAPP

    Date/Time: Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    • 6/4/22 
    • 6/11/22
    • 6/18/22
    • 6/25/22
    • 7/2/22

     

    Day/Time: Wednesday 6:00 PM -9:00 PM Saturdays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    • 11/2/22 Wednesday 6-9
    • 11/5/22 Saturday 9-5
    • 11/9/22 Wednesday 6-9
    • 11/12/22 Saturday 9-5
    • 11/16/22 Wednesday 6-9
    • 11/19/22 Saturday 9-5
    • 1/30/22 Wednesday 6-9

             

    Jamaica Plain (MSPCC/Eliot) for Adoption Applicants Only (Private Agency)

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

    Contact:  Sybil A. Turk, LICSW, Direct Line: 617.587.1519

    Date/Time: 

     

    The Home for Little Wanderers (Private Agency)

    This online training is 30 hours and is required by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). 

    Date/Time:  Mondays and Thursdays 5:30 to 8:30 pm

    • May 26, 2022
    • June 2, 2022
    • June 6, 2022
    • June 9, 2022
    • June 13, 2022
    • June 16, 2022
    • June 20, 2022
    • June 23, 2022
    • **Last 2 lessons will either be in person Saturday 6/25 or virtual 6/27 and 6/30 based** **on COVID-19 and participant vote.**

    Contact:  For more information or to register for the training, please visit our website: http://www.thehome.org


     

    Central Region

    At this time, all MAPP training groups will be held virtually via TEAMS or in person by invitation once your application is completed and approved. 
        
    If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker please call 1 (800) 543-7508.

     

    CENTRAL ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)

    Central Regional Office, 5 Brussels Street, Worcester, MA. 01601

    Date/Time:  

     

    NORTH CENTRAL AREA OFFICE 

    North Central Area Office, 690 Mechanic Street Suite 100, Leominster, MA 01453

    Date/Time: Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    • March 30, 2022
    • April 6, 2022
    • April 13, 2022
    • April 20, 2022
    • April 27, 2022
    • May 4, 2022
    • May 11, 2022
    • May 18, 2022
    • May 25, 2022
    • June 1, 2022

     

    SOUTH CENTRAL AREA OFFICE 

    South Central Area Office, 185 Church Street. Whittinsville, MA 01588

    Date/Time: Thursdays  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    • April 7, 2022
    • April 14, 2022
    • April 21, 2022
    • April 28, 2022
    • May 5, 2022
    • May 12, 2022
    • May 19, 2022
    • May 26, 2022
    • June 2, 2022
    • June 9, 2022

     

    WORCESTER WEST AND EAST AREA OFFICES

    Worcester East Area Office, 151 West Boylston Drive, Worcester, MA 01606

    Worcester West Area Office, 5 Brussels Street, Worcester, MA. 01601

    Date/Time:  Tuesdays 6-9pm Virtual

    • May 17, 2022
    • May 24, 2022
    • May 31, 2022
    • June 7, 2022
    • June 14, 2022
    • June 21, 2022
    • June 28, 2022
    • July 5, 2022
    • July 12, 2022
    • July, 19, 2022

     

    Spanish MAPP -  In person

    Date/Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm

    • May 10, 2022
    • May 12, 2022
    • May 17, 2022
    • May 19, 2022
    • May 24, 2022
    • May 26, 2022
    • May 31, 2022
    • June 2, 2022
    • June 7, 2022
    • June 9, 2022

     

    Children's Friend, Inc (Private Agency)

    505 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01609

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

    Registration:  Registration required.  Space is available.

    Location: Children’s Friend Adoption Virtual MAPP Training

    Date/Time:     Thursdays  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

    • March 24, 2022 to May 26, 2022

    Location:  This MAPP training will be virtual

    Contact:  Sue Uryasz-508-796-0158  or  suryasz@childrensfriend.org

    Registration:  Registration required.  Space is available.

                                                

    Northern Region

    At this time, all MAPP training groups will be held virtually via TEAMS or in person by invitation once your application is completed and approved. 
        
    If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker please call 1 (800) 543-7508.

     

    NORTHERN ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit

    Joint Session with Framingham

    Regional Office. 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 0184

     

    Date/Time:

     

    CAMBRIDGE/BURLINGTON AREA OFFICE

    Cambridge Area Office, 328 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA 01803

     

    Date/Time:

     

    CAPE ANN AREA OFFICE (SALEM) 

    Cape Ann Area Office, 45 Congress Street, Building 4, Salem, MA 01970

    Joint Session with Lynn

    Date/Time:  Thursdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

    • April 21, 2022
    • April 28, 2022
    • May 5, 2022
    • May 12, 2022
    • May 19, 2022
    • May 26, 2022
    • June 2, 2022
    • June 9, 2022
    • June 16, 2022
    • June 23, 2022

     

    FRAMINGHAM AREA OFFICE

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

    Date/Time: Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    • March 15, 2022
    • March 22, 2022
    • March 29, 2022
    • April 5, 2022
    • April 12, 2022
    • April 19, 2022
    • April 26, 2022
    • May 3, 2022
    • May 10, 2022
    • May 17, 2022

     

    GREATER LOWELL AREA OFFICE

    Greater Lowell Area Office, 2 Omni Way, 2nd Floor, Chelmsford, MA 01824

    Date/Time:  Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

    IN PERSON COURSE

    • 4/25/22
    • 5/2/22
    • 5/9/22
    • 5/16/22
    • 5/23/22
    • 6/6/22
    • 6/13/22
    • * 6/21/22 – Tuesday due to the holiday
    • 6/27/22
    • One More Class Date To Be Determined

     

     

    HAVERHILL AREA OFFICE

    Joint Session with Adoption

    Haverhill Area Office, 3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA 01835

    Date/Time: 

     

    LAWRENCE AREA OFFICE

    Lawrence Area Office. 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

    Spanish MAPP 

    Date/Time:  

     

    LYNN AREA OFFICE

    Lynn Area Office, 330 Lynnway, Suite 201, Lynn, MA 0190

    Date/Time:  Thursdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Joint Session with Cape Ann

    • April 21, 2022
    • April 28, 2022
    • May 5, 2022
    • May 12, 2022
    • May 19, 2022
    • May 26, 2022
    • June 2, 2022
    • June 9, 2022
    • June 16, 2022
    • June 23, 2022

     

    METRO NORTH AREA OFFICE (WAKEFIELD) 

    (JOINT SESSION WITH ARLINGTON)

    Metro North Area Office, 200 Harvard Mills Square, Suite 420, Wakefield, MA 01880

    Date/Time:  Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    • March 8, 2022
    • March 15, 2022
    • March 22, 2022
    • March 29, 2022
    • April 5, 2022
    • April 12, 2022
    • April 19, 2022
    • April 26, 2022
    • May 3, 2022
    • May 10, 2022

     

    Southern Region

    At this time, all MAPP training groups will be held virtually via TEAMS or in person by invitation once your application is completed and approved. 
        
    If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker please call 1 (800) 543-7508.

     

    SOUTHERN ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)

    Southern Regional Office, 110 Mulberry Street, Brockton, MA 

    Date/Time:  

     

    ARLINGTON

    Arlington Area Office, 30 Mystic St.  Arlington, MA

    JOINT SESSION WITH METRO NORTH

    Date/Time:  Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    • June 7, 2022
    • June 14,  2022
    • June 21, 2022
    • June 28. 2022
    • July 5, 2022
    • July 12, 2022
    • July 19, 2022
    • July 26 2022
    • August 2, 2022
    • August 9, 2022

     

    BROCKTON: 

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

    Date/Time:  Mondays & Wednesdays 6 PM -9 PM.

    • 5/16/2022
    • 5/18/2022
    • 5/23/2022
    • 5/25/2022
    • 5/31/2022
    • 6/1/2022
    • 6/6/2022
    • 6/8/2022
    • 6/13/2022
    • 6/15/2022  

     

     

    CAPE COD

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

    Date/Time: Wednesdays 6 PM - 9 PM

    • April 6, 2022
    • April 13, 2022
    • April 20, 2022
    • April 27, 2022
    • May 4, 2022
    • May 11, 2022
    • May 18, 2022
    • May 25, 2022
    • June 1, 2022
    • June 8, 2022

     

    COASTAL (Braintree)

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

    Date/Time:  Mondays & Wednesday 6 PM - 9 PM

    • 5/2/2022
    • 5/4/2022
    • 5/9/2022
    • 5/11/2022
    • 5/16/2022
    • 5/18/2022
    • 5/23/2022
    • 5/25/2022
    • 5/30/2022: NO CLASS
    • 6/2/2022: NO CLASS
    • 6/6/2022
    • 6/8/2022
    • 6/13/2022

     

    FALL RIVER: 

    Fall River Area Office, 1822 North Main Street, Suite 400, Fall River, MA 02720

    Date/Time:  Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • 4/4/2022
    • 4/11/2022
    • 4/18/2022 (no class)
    • 4/25/2022
    • 5/2/2022
    • 5/9/2022
    • 5/16/2022
    • 5/23/2022
    • 5/30/2022 (no class)
    • 6/6/2022
    • 6/13/2022
    • 6/20/2022

     

     

    NEW BEDFORD

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

    Date/Time: Tuesdays &Thursdays  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • 5-10-2022
    • 5-12-2022
    • 5-17-2022
    • 5-19-2022
    • 5-24-2022
    • 5-26-2022
    • 5-31-2022
    • 6-2-2022
    • 6-7-2022
    • 6-9-2022

     

    PLYMOUTH 

    Plymouth Area Office, 44 Industrial Park Road, Plymouth, MA 02360 

    Date/Time:  

     

    TAUNTON

    Taunton Area Office, 1 Washington St, Suite 200, Taunton, MA 02780

    Date/Time:  Mondays 6 PM -9 PM

    • 4/11/22
    • 4/18/22
    • 4/25/22
    • 5/2/22
    • 5/9/22
    • 5/16/22
    • 5/23/22
    • 6/6/22
    • 6/13/22
    • 6/20/22

    Western Region

    At this time, all MAPP training groups will be held virtually via TEAMS or in person by invitation once your application is completed and approved. 
        
    If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker please call 1 (800) 543-7508.

    WESTERN ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)

    Western Regional Office, 140 High Street, 4th floor, Springfield, MA  01105

    Date/Time:  Monday/Wednesdays  6 PM -9 PM Class will be VIRTUAL

    • May 16
    • May 18
    • May 23
    • May 25
    • May 30 * NO CLASS due to Holiday*
    • June 1
    • June 6
    • June 8
    • June 13
    • June 15
    • June 20 * NO CLASS due to Holiday*
    • June 27

    Please email Tywanna Jones at Tywanna.Jones@mass.gov to register a family for this group.  Thank you

     

    BERKSHIRE AREA OFFICE (Pittsfield)

    Berkshire Area Office, 73 Eagle Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201

    Date/Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 PM -9 PM

    • March 31, 2022
    • April 5, 2022
    • April 7, 2022
    • April 12, 2022
    • April 14, 2022
    • April 19, 2022
    • April 22, 2022 (No Class)
    • April 26, 2022
    • April 28, 2022
    • May 3, 2022
    • May 5, 2022

    To enroll, please contact Jonathan Lothrop, MSW, Family Resource Supervisor at Jonathan.lothrop@mass.gov or

    413-236-1800

     

    GREENFIELD AREA OFFICE

    Date/Time:  Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM 

    Tech Night/Open House MONDAY April 11, 2022

    • April 12, 2022
    • April 19, 2022
    • April 26, 2022
    • May 3, 2022
    • May 10, 2022
    • May 17, 2022
    • May 24, 2022
    • May 31, 2022
    • June 7, 2022
    • June 14, 2022

     

    HOLYOKE AREA OFFICE

    Holyoke Area Office 200 Front St Holyoke Ma 01040

    SPANISH MAPP

    Date/Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 PM - 9 PM

    • May 3, 2022
    • May 5, 2022
    • May 10, 2022
    • May 12, 2022
    • May 17, 2022
    • May 19, 2022
    • May 24, 2022
    • May 26, 2022
    • May 31, 2022
    • June 2, 2022

        

    ROBERT VAN WART AREA OFFICE (Springfield) 

    Van Wart Area Office, 112 Industry Avenue, Springfield, MA 01104

     

    Date/Time:  Tuesday/Thursday 6 PM-9 PM

    • May 10, 2022
    • May 12, 2022
    • May 17, 2022
    • May 19, 2022
    • May 24, 2022
    • May 26, 2022
    • May 30, 2022
    • June 2, 2022
    • June 4, 2022
    • June 7, 2022

     

    SPRINGFIELD AREA OFFICE

    Springfield Area Office, 140 High Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield, MA 01105

    Date/Time:  

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