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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.

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Northern Region

Out of an abundance of caution, foster care recruitment staff will not be attending  events in the community or hosting in person information sessions at this time in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  We are currently offering Virtual Info Sessions  We will update our page with any information for MAPP Training that we plan to reschedule.

If you have questions about an individual event, or if you would like to speak to a recruiter, please call 1 (800) 543-7508.

ADLU

ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)  

Regional office Location: 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

 

CAMBRIDGE

Location: Arlington Area Office, 30 Mystic St.,  Arlington, MA

 

 

CAPE ANN (SALEM) Joint class with Lynn Area Office

Location: Cape Ann Area Office, 45 Congress St. Salem, MA 01970

 

FRAMINGHAM

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

 

HAVERHILL 

LocationHaverhill Area Office  3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA

 

GREATER LOWELL

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

Please  contact: Cassandra Sanchez Lowell Family Resource Supervisor to register approved applicants 978-275-6802               


      

LYNN 

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

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METRO NORTH (WAKEFIELD) 

Location: Metro North Area Office, 200 Harvard Mills Sq., Suite 420, Wakefield, MA 01880

 

 

Boston Region

Out of an abundance of caution, foster care recruitment staff will not be attending  events in the community or hosting in person information sessions at this time in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  We are currently offering Virtual Info Sessions  We will update our page with any information for MAPP Training that we plan to reschedule.

If you have questions about an individual event, or if you would like to speak to a recruiter, please call 1 (800) 543-7508.

BOSTON ADLU

Location: Boston Regional Office, 451 Blue Hill Ave.  2nd Floor, Dorchester, MA 02121

*Please ensure that GPS navigates to the Dorchester section of Blue Hill Ave.

 

BOSTON REGIONAL

Location: Boston Regional Office, 451 Blue Hill Ave.  2nd Floor, Dorchester, MA 02121

 

Dimock Area Office

Location: Dimock Area Office, 30 Dimock StreetRoxbury, Ma. 02119

 

Harbor Area Office:

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

 

Hyde Park Area Office: 

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

 

Park Street Area Office:  

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

 

Jamaica Plain (MSPCC/Eliot) for Adoption Applicants Only

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

Contact: 

Sybil A. Turk, LICSW, Direct Line: 617.587.1519

 

The Home for Little Wanderers (Private Agency)

Location for all classes: 

50 Redfield Street, Suite 306, Dorchester, MA 02122

Registration Required:  For more information or to register for the training, please visit our website:  http://www.thehome.org/site/PageServer?pagename=adoption_waiting_mapp

 

Central Region

Out of an abundance of caution, foster care recruitment staff will not be attending  events in the community or hosting in person information sessions at this time in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  We are currently offering Virtual Info Sessions  We will update our page with any information for MAPP Training that we plan to reschedule.

If you have questions about an individual event, or if you would like to speak to a recruiter, please call 1 (800) 543-7508.

Central Regional offers Rolling MAPP at each office.  Rolling MAPP is a continuous cycle of training and your social worker will arrange for when you can enter and complete 10 consecutive sessions.

ADLU

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

*free parking

 

North Central 

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

Time: Rolling MAPP Wednesdays 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

 

South Central 

Location: South Central Area Office, 185 Church St. Whittinsville

Time: Rolling MAPP  Thursdays 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

 

Worcester West and East

Location: Worcester East Office, 151 West Boylston Drive, Worcester

 

Children's Friend, Inc (Private Agency)

Location for all Classes: 

505 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01609

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

Registration:  Registration required.  Space is available.

 

                                                     

Western Region

Out of an abundance of caution, foster care recruitment staff will not be attending  events in the community or hosting in person information sessions at this time in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  We are currently offering Virtual Info Sessions  We will update our page with any information for MAPP Training that we plan to reschedule.

If you have questions about an individual event, or if you would like to speak to a recruiter, please call 1 (800) 543-7508.

ADLU

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

 

Greenfield 

Location for all classes:  143 Munson Rd, Unit 4, Greenfield, MA 01301   

 

 

Holyoke

Location:  HCC Adult & Family Education Center, 206 Maple St, Holyoke, MA 01040

 

 Berkshire Area Office (Pittsfield)

Location: Pittsfield Area Office, 73 Eagle Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201

 

 

Springfield Area Office

Location: 140 High Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield, MA 01104

 

 

Robert Van Wart Area Office (Springfield) 

Location:  Van Wart Area Office, 112 Industry Ave, Springfield, MA

 

 

 

Southern Region

Out of an abundance of caution, foster care recruitment staff will not be attending  events in the community or hosting in person information sessions at this time in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  We are currently offering Virtual Info Sessions  We will update our page with any information for MAPP Training that we plan to reschedule.

If you have questions about an individual event, or if you would like to speak to a recruiter, please call 1 (800) 543-7508.

ADLU 

Location:  110 Mulberry Street, Brockton, MA 

 

ARLINGTON

Location: 30 Mystic St.  Arlington, MA

 

BROCKTON: 

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

 

CAPE COD

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

 

COASTAL (Braintree)

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

 

 

FALL RIVER: 

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

* Please note The entrance to the building is located off of Narraganset Ave., which is off of N. Main St. near Rogers Funeral Home. 

 

 

NEW BEDFORD

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

 

 

PLYMOUTH 

Location:   44 Industrial Park Road, Plymouth, MA 02360  (Behind DMV)

 

TAUNTON

Location: Family Resource Center, 37 Main St Taunton 1st floor.

 

 

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