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

ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)

Location:  Northern Regional Office, 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence

 

Location:Lawrence Area Office, 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 

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

January 28 - April 8, 2019

 

CAMBRIDGE (Joint classes with Malden)

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

Time:  Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • January 15, 2019
  • January 22, 2019
  • January 29, 2019
  • February 5, 2019
  • February 12, 2019
  • February 19, 2019
  • February 26, 2019
  • March 5, 2019
  • March 12, 2019
  • March 19,  2019

 

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: First Presbyterian Church, 179 County Rd (1A), Ipswich, MA 01938

Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • January 5, 2019
  • January 12, 2019
  • January 19, 2019
  • January 26, 2019

 

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

Time: Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • May 2, 2019 – July 11, 2019

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

 

FRAMINGHAM

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

Time: Saturday and Sunday Weekends 9:30 AM -330 PM

  • January  12 & 13, 2019
  • January 26 & 27, 2019

 

HAVERHILL

LocationHaverhill Area Office  3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA

Time: Saturdays  9:00 AM -- 4:00 PM

 

  • March 23, 2019
  • March 30, 2019
  • April 6, 2019
  • April 13, 2019

 

LAWRENCE

SPANISH MAPP

Location: 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

Time:  Saturdays  9:30 AM -- 5:00 PM

  • March 2, 2019
  • March 9, 2019
  • March 16, 2019
  • March 23, 2019
  • March 30, 2019

 

ENGLISH MAPP:

Location: 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

Time: Saturdays  9:30 AM -- 5:00 PM

  • April 27, 2019
  • May 4, 2019
  • May 11, 2019
  • May 18, 2019

 

LOWELL

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

SPANISH MAPP

 

Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • January 12,2019               
  • January 19, 2019               
  • January 26, 2019               
  • February 2, 2019               
  • February 9, 2019               

 

ENGLISH MAPP                

Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • January 12,2019               
  • January 19, 2019               
  • January 26, 2019               
  • February 2, 2019               

 

Time:  Twice per week for 5 weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • April 23 - May 23, 2019

           

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:  Centerboard, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901

Time: Saturdays  9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM

  • May 11, 2019
  • May 18, 2019
  • June 1, 2019
  • June 8,  2019

 

MALDEN (Joint Classes with Cambridge)

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

Time:  Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • January 15, 2019
  • January 22, 2019
  • January 29, 2019
  • February 5, 2019
  • February 12, 2019
  • February 19, 2019
  • February 26, 2019
  • March 5, 2019
  • March 12, 2019
  • March 19,  2019

 

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

 

READING (ADLU)

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

 

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. 

  • 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          

 

  • January 30, 2019  ---    Module 1            
  • February 6, 2019 --      Module 2              
  • February 13, 2019 ---   Module 3              
  • February 20, 2019  --   Module 4         
  • February 27, 2019 --   Module 5 
  • March 6, 2019     \ ---   Module 6                                                
  • March 13, 2019     ---   Module 7                                             
  • March 20, 2019     ---   Module 8                                                  
  • March 27, 2019     ---   Module 9
  • April 3, 2019          ---   Module 10

 

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

 

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

Time: Saturdays  9:00 AM -- 4:00 PM

  • January 26, 2019               
  • February 2, 2019
  • February 9, 2018               
  • February 16, 2019              
  • February 23, 2019      
  • * (Snow date 3/2/19)

Contact: Mary Ward – 617-989-9209

CLASS IS AT FULL CAPACITY

 

Dimock Area Office

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

Time: Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • April 6, 2019 - May 4, 2019

 

Harbor Area Office:

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

SPANISH MAPP:

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

  • March 9- April 6, 2019  

 

MAPP:

Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • September 21 - October 12, 2019 

 

Park Street Area Office:  

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

 

Hyde Park Area Office: 

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

Time:  Saturdays 9:30 AM -3:00 PM 

  • June 1, 2019
  • June 8, 2019
  • June 15, 2019
  • June 22, 2019
  • June 29, 2019

Time:  Saturdays 9:30 AM -3:00 PM 

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

 

Jamaica Plain (MSPCC/Eliot) for Adoption Applicants Only

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

Time:Tuesdays  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

March 12 - May 21, 2019

* No class 4/16, school vacation week

Contact:  Ashley Pepoli  apepoli@mspcc.org  or 617-587-1554

 

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 uppper lot directy across the street. 

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

 

Time: Saturdays 

  • Saturday March 2, 2019       Module 1&2       9:30 -3:30pm
  • Saturday March 9, 2019       Module 3            9:30 -12:30pm
  • Saturday March 16, 2019     Module 4            9:30 – 12:30pm
  • Saturday March 23, 2019     Module 5&6       9:30-3:30pm
  • Saturday March 30, 2019     Module 7             9:30 – 12:30pm
  • Saturday April 6, 2019           Module 8             9:30-12:30pm
  • Wednesday April 10, 2019  Module 9             6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Saturday April 13, 2019        Module 10           9:30-12:30pm

 

 

  • Saturday  June 1, 2019         Module 1&2     9:30 -3:30pm
  • Saturday June 8, 2019          Module 3&4     9:30-12:30pm
  • Saturday June 15, 2019        Module 5&6     9:30-3:30pm
  • Saturday June 22, 2019        Module 7&8     9:30-3:30pm
  • Wednesday June 26, 2019  Module 9          6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Saturday June 29, 2019        Module 10        9:30-12:30pm

 

 

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

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

  • February 5 to March 14, 2019

* not occurring during school vacation week

 

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

  • September 3 through October 3, 2019

 

English MAPP:

Time: Saturdays 9:30 AM  – 3:30 PM

  • April 27, 2019
  • May 4, 2019
  • May 11, 2019
  • May 18, 2019
  • June 1, 2019

*not occurring Memorial Day weekend

 

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.

March 21, - May 23, 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: Rolling MAPP  Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 


 

Greenfield 

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

Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

  • February 2, 2019
  • February 9, 2019
  • February 16, 2019
  • February 23, 2019
  • March 2, 2019

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

  • April 3, 2019
  • April 10, 2019
  • April 17, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 1, 2019
  • May 8, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • May 22, 2019
  • May 29, 2019
  • June 12, 2019

 

Holyoke

SPANISH MAPP

Location:  To be determined. 

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

  • April 23 & 25, 2019
  • April 30 & May 2, 2019
  • May 7 & 9,  2019
  • May 14 & 16, 2019

 

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

 

Berkshire Area Office (Pittsfield)

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

Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • January 19, 2019
  • January 26, 2019
  • February 2, 2019
  • February 9, 2019
  • February 16, 2019
  • February 23, 2019

Time: Twice per week Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • March 12 & 14, 2019
  • March 19 & 21, 2019
  • March 26 & 28, 2019  
  • April 2 & 4, 2019 
  • April 9 & 11, 2019

 

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

Time: Twice Per week 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Thursday, January 24th   2019  
  • Monday, January 28th               
  • Thursday, January 31st                    
  • Monday, February 4th                 
  • Thursday, February 7th                
  • Monday, February 11th                   
  • Thursday, February 14th
  •  Tuesday, February 19th (On Tues-Holiday Mon)                    
  • Thursday, February 21st                       

 

Location:  CHP Administration Building, 444 Stockbridge Rd. (Route 7) Great Barrington, MA 

Time: Twice per week Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • April 23 & 25, 2019
  • April 30 & May 2, 2019
  • May 7 & 9, 2019
  • May 14 & 16, 2019
  • May 21 & 23, 2019

 

Springfield Area Office

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

Time: Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • January 9, 2019
  • January 16, 2019
  • January 23, 2019
  • January 30, 2019
  • February 6, 2019
  • February 13, 2019
  • February 20, 2019
  • February 27, 2019
  • March 7, 2019
  • March 10, 2019

 

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

  • March 9, 2019 - April 6, 2019

 

     

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

    • April 13, 2019 - May 11, 2019

     

    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

     

    Spanish Language MAPP 

    Location: 

    Robert Van Wart Area Office, 112 Industry Ave, Springfield, MA

    Time: 

    Twice per week, Mondays/Wednesdays  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • April 15, 2019
    • April 17, 2019
    • April 22, 2019
    • April 24, 2019
    • April 29, 2019
    • May 1, 2019
    • May 6, 2019
    • May 8, 2019

     

     

    Southern Region

    ADLU 

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

    Time: Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • January 8 - March 12, 2019

     

    ARLINGTON

    Location: 30 Mystic St.,  Arlington, MA

    Time:  Tuesdays 6:00 PM -9:30 PM

    January 15 - March 19, 2019  

     

    CANTON:

    Location:  Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children

    3 Randolph St. Canton Mass 02021.

    Time: Weekends 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    • Saturday February 23 & Sunday  February 24,  2019
    • Saturday March 2 & Sunday March 3, 2019
    • Saturday March 9, 2019

     

    BROCKTON: 

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

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

    January 16 - March 20, 2019

     

    Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • April 22 & 24, 2019
    • April 29 & May 1, 2019
    • May 6 & 8, 2019
    • May 13 & 15, 2019
    • May 20 & 22, 2019

     

    CAPE COD

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

    Time:  Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • November 27 - December 18 
    • January 8 - February 12, 2019

                    * two week break over the holidays

     

    COASTAL (Braintree)

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

    Time:  Mondays  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • February 4 - April 8, 2019

     

    FALL RIVER: 

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

    Time:  Mondays 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

    January 28 - March 25, 2019*

      *No class February 18, 2019 

     

    NEW BEDFORD

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

     

    Time:  Twice per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • February 19 - March 21, 2019  

     

    Time:  Twice per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • May 128 - June 27, 2019

     

    PLYMOUTH 

    Location:   44 Industrial Park Road, Plymouth, MA 02360  

    Time:  Twice per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    • February 19 - March 21, 2019

     

    Time: Twice per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    • May 28 - June 27, 2019

     

    Time: Twice per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    • September 24 - October 24, 2019

     

    TAUNTON

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

    Time: Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • January 7 - March 25, 2019

     

    Time: Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • April 8 - June 23, 2019

     

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