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)

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

MAPP Location:  Sudbury Police Station,  75 Hudson Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

Time:  Thursdays 6 PM - 9 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Thursday- 9/26  
  • Saturday-10/5   
  • Thursday-10/10  
  • Thursday- 10/17  
  • Saturday- 10/26 

 

CAMBRIDGE (Joint Class with Malden)

Location: Malden Area Office, 22 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Time:  Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • September 17, 2019
  • September 24, 2019
  • October 1, 2019
  • October 8, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • October 22, 2019
  • October 29, 2019
  • November 5, 2019
  • November 12, 2019
  • November 19, 2019

 

CAPE ANN (SALEM)

Location: Danvers Housing Authority, 14 Stone St, Danvers, MA 01923

Time: Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • May 9, 2019 – July 18, 2019

                   * Will not meet on 7/4 as it is a holiday

 

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

Time:   Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • July 15 - September 16

 

Time:  Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • November 2, 2019
  • November 9, 2019
  • November 16, 2019
  • November 23, 2019

 

FRAMINGHAM

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

Time:  Saturdays  9:30 AM- 4:00 PM

  • September 7, 2019
  • September 14, 2019
  • September 28, 2019
  • October 5, 2019

Time: Saturdays  9:30 AM- 4:00 PM

  • November 16, 2019
  • November 23, 2019
  • December 7, 2019
  • December 14, 2019

 

HAVERHILL

LocationHaverhill Area Office  3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA

Time:  Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • September 14, 2019
  • September 21, 2019
  • September 28, 2019
  • October 1, 2019
  • October 5, 2019

 

Time:  Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • October 19, 2019
  • October 26, 2019
  • November 2, 2019
  • No Class November 9th -- Veteran's Day weekend.
  • November 16, 2019
  • November 23, 2019

 

 

LAWRENCE

SPANISH MAPP:  

Location: 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

Time: Saturdays 9:30 AM-5 PM

  • September 21, 2019
  • September 28, 2019
  • October 5, 2019
  • October 12, 2019
  • October 19, 2019

 

ENGLISH MAPP:  (Accelerated 2 weekend class)

Location: 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

Time: Saturdays & Sundays 9:30 AM-5 PM

  • October 26 & 27, 2019
  • November 2 & 3 2019

 

LOWELL

Location for All Classes: 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               

Time: Saturdays  9:00 AM -- 4:00 PM

  • July 13, 2019 
  • July 20, 2019 
  • July 27, 2019 
  • August 3, 2019 

 

Time: Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • September 17 - November 19, 2019

               

LYNN

Location

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

Time: Tuesdays 6:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

  •  August 13, 2019
  • August 20, 2019
  • August 27, 2019
  • September 3, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • September 17, 2019
  • September 24, 2019
  • October 1, 2019
  • October 8, 2019
  • October 15, 2019

 

Location

TBD

Time: Saturdays  9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM

  • November 2, 2019
  • November 9, 2019
  • November 16, 2019
  • November 23, 2019

 

 

MALDEN (Joint Classes with Cambridge)

Location::Malden Area Office, 22 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

 

Time:  Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • September 17, 2019
  • September 24, 2019
  • October 1, 2019
  • October 8, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • October 22, 2019
  • October 29, 2019
  • November 5, 2019
  • November 12, 2019
  • November 19, 2019

 

SUDBURY (ADLU)

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

Time:  Thursdays 6 PM - 9 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Thursday- 9/26  
  • Saturday-10/5   
  • Thursday-10/10  
  • Thursday- 10/17  
  • Saturday- 10/26 

Boston Region

Boston Area Offices and Boston ADLU

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

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.

Time: Rolling MAPP  Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

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

  • April 10, 2019     -    Module 1
  • April 17, 2019          Module 2
  • April 24, 2019 --      Module 3              
  • May 1, 2019 ---       Module 4              
  • May 8, 2019   --      Module 5         
  • May 15, 2019   ---   Module 6                                                
  • May 22, 2019  ---    Module 7                                             
  • May 29, 2019    --   Module 8                                                 
  • June 5 2019     --   Module 9
  • June 12, 2019   --  Module 10

 

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.

Time:  Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Sept 10, 2019
  • Sept 17, 2019
  • Sept 24, 2019
  • Oct 1, 2019
  • *Oct 8 (Yom Kippur)
  • Oct 15, 2019
  • Oct 22, 2019
  • Oct 29, 2019
  • Nov 5, 2019
  • Nov 12, 2019
  • * Nov 19, 2019 (alternate if 10/8 is skipped)

 

Dimock Area Office

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

Time: Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

  • October 5, 2019
  • October 12, 2019
  • October 19, 2019.
  • October 26, 2019.
  • November 2, 2019

 

Harbor Area Office:

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

Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  Spanish Speaking

  • Sat. 9/7/19
  • Sat. 9/14/19 
  • Sat. 9/21/19 
  • Sat. 9/28/19 
  • Sat. 10/5/19 

Park Street Area Office:  

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

Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

  • Saturday., July 13, 2019
  • Saturday., July 20, 2019
  • Saturday., July 27, 2019
  • Saturday August 3, 2019
  • Wednesday August 7, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday August 10, 2019

Hyde Park Area Office: 

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

Time:  Saturdays 9:30 AM -3:00 PM 

  • October 26, 2019
  • November 2, 2019
  • November 9, 2019
  • November 16, 2019
  • November 23, 2019

 

Jamaica Plain (MSPCC/Eliot) for Adoption Applicants Only

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

 

 

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

Location: Central Regional Office, 13 Sudbury St. Worcester, MA 

* Parking is available in the upper lot directly across the street. 

Time: Rolling MAPP Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. NO classes in July and August

  • Wednesday 9/4/19 Module 1         
  • Wednesday 9/11/19 Module 2      
  • Wednesday 9/18/19 Module 3        
  • Wednesday 9/25/19 Module 4        
  • Wednesday  10/2/19 Module 5      
  • Wednesday   10/9/19 Module 6     
  • Wednesday  10/16/19 Module 7    
  • Wednesday 10/23/19 Module 8   
  • Wednesday   10/30/19 Module 9   
  • Wednesday  11/6/19 Module 10    

 

  • Wednesday  11/13/19      
  • Monday   11/18/19         
  • Wednesday 11/20/19     
  • Monday     11/24/19         
  • Monday  12/2/19             
  • Wednesday   12/4/19         
  • Monday    12/9/19          
  • Wednesday  12/11/19       
  • Monday   12/16/19      
  • Wednesday 12/18/19      

Time: Saturdays (not rolling)   9:30 AM -- 3:30 PM

  • Saturday MAPP (not rolling)
  • Saturday  10/5/20          Module 1 & 2     
  • Saturday 10/12/20         Module 3 & 4       
  • Saturday 10/19/20         Module  5 & 6      
  • Saturday  10/26/20        Module   7& 8       
  • Wednesday 10/30/20    Module 9              6 -9pm
  • Saturday  11/2/20           Module   10        

 

North Central 

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

Time: Ongoing 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

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

 

SPANISH MAPP

Time: Twice per week Tuesdays and Thursdays (5 weeks) 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

  • September 3 through October 3, 2019

 

Children's Friend, Inc (Private Agency)

Location for all Classes: 

505 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01609

 

Date/Time:  Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

May 9, 2019 -- July 18, 2019

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

 

Date/Time:  Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

September 19, 2019 - November 21, 2019   

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

Western Region

ADLU

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. 

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

 

Time:  Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

June 8-- July 13 , 2019 (No meeting July 6th)

*The five week, Saturday MAPP group will be held at the Regional Office:

 

Time:  Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, July 20, 2019   

Saturday, July 27, 2019  

Saturday, August 3, 2019  

Saturday, August 10, 2019  

Saturday, August 17, 2019 

 

Time:  Rolling MAPP  Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

(Beginning September 10, 2019)

 

Greenfield 

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

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

  • July 16 & 18, 2019
  • July 23 & 25, 2019
  • July 29 & August 1, 2019
  • August 6 & 8, 2019
  • August 13 &15, 2019  

 

Time: Saturdays 9 AM-3 PM

  • October 19, 2019
  • October 26, 2019
  • November 2, 2019
  • November 9, 2019
  • November 16, 2019  

 

Holyoke

SPANISH MAPP

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

Time: Twice per Week Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

  • October 1 & 3, 2019
  • October 8 & October 10, 2019
  • October 15 & 17,  2019
  • October 22 & 24, 2019

 

Time: Saturdays  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

October 12, 2019 -- December 14, 2019

 

Berkshire Area Office (Pittsfield)

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

Time:  Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Saturdays 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Monday, July 22nd
  • Wednesday, July 24th 
  • Saturday, July 27th 
  • Monday, July 29th 
  • Wednesday, July 31st 
  • Saturday, August 3rd 
  • Monday, August 5th 
  • Wednesday, August 7th

 

Time:  Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

  • Tuesday, October 1st
  • Wednesday, October 2nd 
  • Tuesday, October 8th
  • Wednesday, October 9th 
  • Tuesday, October 15th
  • Wednesday, October 16th 
  • Tuesday, October 22nd
  • Wednesday, October 23rd 
  • Tuesday, October 29th
  • Wednesday, October 30th  

 

Location:  First Baptist Church, Main Street, North Adams, MA  01247

Time: Mondays & Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Monday, September 23rd
  • Wednesday, September 26th
  • Monday, September 30th 
  • Wednesday, October 3rd  
  • Monday, October 7th
  • Wednesday, October 10th 
  • Monday, October 14th 
  • Wednesday, October 17th 
  • Monday, October 21st 
  • Wednesday, October 24th 

 

Springfield Area Office

Location: 140 High Street, 4th Floor, Springfield, MA 01104

Time: Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • September 11, 2019
  • September 18, 2019
  • September 25, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • October 9, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • October 23, 2019
  • October 30, 2019
  • November  6, 2019
  • November 13, 2019

 

Robert Van Wart Area Office (Springfield) 

English Language MAPP 

Location for all classes: 

Providence Hospital, st fl, conference room, 1233 Main St, Holyoke, MA

    Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    • September 14, 2019 - October 12, 2018

     

    Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    • October 19, 2018 - November 16, 2019

     

    Southern Region

    ADLU 

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

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

    • September 5, 2019
    • September 12, 2019
    • September 19, 2019
    • September 26, 2019
    • October 3, 2019
    • October 10, 2019
    • October 17, 2019
    • October 24, 2019
    • * NO Class 10/31/19
    • November 7, 2019
    • November 14, 2019

    ARLINGTON

    Location: 30 Mystic St.,  Arlington, MA

    Time:  

     

    CANTON:

    Location:  Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children

    3 Randolph St. Canton Mass 02021.

    Time:

     

    BROCKTON: 

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

     

    Time: Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • June 17, 2019
    • June 24, 2019
    • July 1, 2019
    • July 8, 2019
    • July 15, 2019
    • July 22, 2019
    • July 29, 2019
    • August 5, 2019
    • August 12, 2019
    • August 19, 2019

     

    CAPE COD

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

    Time:

     

    COASTAL (Braintree)

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

    Time:  Tuesdays   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • September 17, 2019
    • September 24, 2019
    • October 1, 2019
    • October 8, 2019
    • October 15, 2019
    • October 22, 2019
    • October 29, 2019
    • November 5, 2019
    • November 12, 2019
    • November 19, 2019

     

    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. 

    SPANISH MAPP

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

    • September 3, 2019 & September 5, 2019
    • September 10, 2019 & September 12, 2019
    • September 17, 2019 & September 19, 2019
    • September 24, 2019 & September 26, 2019
    • October 1, 2019 & October 1, 2019
    • October 8, 2019
    • October 15, 2019
    • October 22, 2019
    • October 29, 2019
    • November 5, 2019

     

    Time:  Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    ENGLISH MAPP:  

    • September 9, 2019
    • September 16, 2019
    • September 23, 2019
    • September 30, 2019
    • October 7, 2019
    • October 14, 2019
    • October 21, 2019
    • October 28, 2019
    • November 4, 2019
    • *No Class Veteran's Day
    • November 18, 2019

    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  

     

    Time:  Wednesday and Thursday 6:00 PM - 10 PM

    • September 25 & 26, 2019
    • October 2 & 3, 2019
    • October 9 & 10, 2019
    • October 16 & 17, 2019 

     

    Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    • November 2, 2019 
    • November 9, 2019
    • November 16, 2019
    • Monday November 18, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

     

    Time: Wednesday and Thursday 6:00 PM - 10 PM

    • January 15 & 16, 2020
    • January 22 & 23, 2020
    • January 29 & 30, 2020
    • February 5 & 6, 2020

     

    Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    • March 21, 2020
    • March 28, 2020
    • April 4. 2020
    • Monday April 6, 2020 6:00 PM - 10 PM

     

    Time: Wednesday and Thursday 6:00 PM - 10 PM

    • April 29 & 30, 2020
    • May 6 & 7, 2020
    • May 13 & 14, 2020
    • May 20 & 21, 2020

     

    TAUNTON

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

    Time: Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • September 9 - November 18, 2019
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