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)  Joint class with Haverhill Area Office

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

MAPP Location: Haverhill Area Office  3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA

Time:  Saturdays  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • January 11. 2020
  • * no class MLK holiday weekend
  • January 25, 2020
  • February 1, 2020
  • February 8. 2020

 

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

  • Sat-Feb 22nd 9-5
  • Mon-Feb 24th 6-9
  • Sat- March 7th 9-5
  • Mon-March 9th 6-9
  • Mon-March 16th 6-9
  • Mon- March 23rd 6-9

 

CAMBRIDGE (Joint Class with Arlington)

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

Time:  Wednesdays 6 PM - 9 PM

  • January 29, 2020
  • February 4, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
  • February 18, 2020
  • February 25, 2020
  • March 4, 2020
  • March 11, 2020
  • March 18, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • April 1, 2020

 

CAPE ANN (SALEM) Joint class with Lynn Area Office

LocationStaples, Martignetti Center, 444 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • January 11. 2020
  • January 18, 202
  • January 25, 2020
  • February 1, 2020

 

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

Time: Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

April 2 - May 28, 2020

 

FRAMINGHAM

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

Time: Thursdays 6:15PM - 9:15PM  and Saturdays 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

  • Thursday 2/13
  • Saturday 2/29
  • Thursday 3/5
  • Saturday 3/14
  • Thursday 3/19
  • Saturday 3/28

 

 

HAVERHILL  (Joint class with ADLU)

LocationHaverhill Area Office  3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA

Time:  Saturdays  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • January 11. 2020
  • * no class MLK holiday weekend
  • January 25, 2020
  • February 1, 2020
  • February 8. 2020

 

LAWRENCE

ENGLISH MAPP

Location: 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

Time: Two Weekends  -- 9:30 AM -5:00 PM 

  • February 29 & March 1, 2020 
  • March 7 & 8, 2020 

 

SPANISH MAPP

Location: 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

Time:  Saturdays  9:30 AM -5:00 PM

  • March 7, 2020
  • March 14, 2020
  • March 21, 2020
  • March 28, 2020

 

GREATER 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: Tuesdays & Thursdays  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    • February 25 & 27, 2020
    • March 3 & 5, 2020
    • March 10 & 12, 2020
    • March 7 & 19, 2020
    • March 24 & 26, 2020

     

    Time: Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    • April 25 & 26, 2020
    • May 2 &3, 2020 

     

    Time: Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    • September 15 – November 17, 2020

     

    SPANISH MAPP

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

    • September 8 & 10, 2020
    • September 15 & 17, 2020
    • September 22 & 24,2020
    • September 29 & October 1, 2020
    • October 6 & 82020        

     

    LYNN (Joint class with Cape Ann Area Office)

    Location: TBD

    Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    • January 11. 2020
    • January 18, 2020
    • January 25, 2020
    • February 1, 2020

     

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

    Time: Saturdays

    • March 7, 2020
    • March 14, 2020
    • March 28, 2020
    • April 4, 2020
    • April 11, 2020

     

    METRO NORTH (WAKEFIELD) 

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

    Time:  February Dates TBD

     

    SUDBURY (ADLU)

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

    • Sat-Feb 22nd 9-5
    • Mon-Feb 24th 6-9
    • Sat- March 7th 9-5
    • Mon-March 9th 6-9
    • Mon-March 16th 6-9
    • Mon- March 23rd 6-9

    Boston Region

    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:  Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    • 1/25 Saturday- Modules 1 & 2
    • 2/01 Saturday- Modules 3 & 4
    • 2/08 Saturday- Modules 5 & 6
    • 2/22 Saturday- Modules 7 & 8
    • 2/29 Saturday- Modules 9 & 10

     

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

    • 5/2/20
    • 5/9/20
    • 5/16/20
      • Skip Memorial Day weekend
    • 5/30/20
    • 6/6/20

     

    BOSTON REGIONAL

    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:  Wednesdays  5:30 PM  to 8:30 PM

    April 15 - June 17, 2020

     

    Time:  Wednesdays  5:30 PM  to 8:30 PM

    September 16 - November 1, 2020

     

    Dimock Area Office

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

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

    • 3/07 Saturday- Modules 1 & 2
    • 3/14 Saturday- Modules 3 & 4
    • 3/21 Saturday- Modules 5 & 6
    • 3/28 Saturday- Modules 7 & 8
    • 4/04 Saturday- Modules 9 & 10

     

    Location: Dimock Area Office, 1785 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, Ma. 02119

    • 10/17 Saturday- Modules 1 & 2
    • 10/24 Saturday- Modules 3 & 4
    • 10/31 Saturday- Modules 5 & 6
    • 11/07 Saturday- Modules 7 & 8
    • 11/14 Saturday- Modules 9 & 10

     

    Harbor Area Office:

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

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

    Spanish MAPP

    • 5/16 Saturday- Modules 1 & 2
    • 5/23 Saturday- Modules 3 & 4
    • 5/30 Saturday- Modules 5 & 6
    • 6/06 Saturday- Modules 7 & 8
    • 6/13 Saturday- Modules 9 & 10

     

    English MAPP

    • 8/01 Saturday- Modules 1 & 2
    • 8/08 Saturday- Modules 3 & 4
    • 8/15 Saturday- Modules 5 & 6
    • 8/22 Saturday- Modules 7 & 8
    • 8/29 Saturday- Modules 9 & 10

    Hyde Park Area Office: 

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

    Time:   Saturdays 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

     

    • 4/11 Saturday- Modules 1 & 2
    • 4/18 Saturday- Modules 3 & 4
    • 4/25 Saturday- Modules 5 & 6
    • 5/02 Saturday- Modules 7 & 8
    • 5/09 Saturday- Modules 9 & 10

     

    • 9/12 Saturday- Modules 1 & 2
    • 9/19 Saturday- Modules 3 & 4
    • 9/26 Saturday- Modules 5 & 6
    • 10/03 Saturday- Modules 7 & 8
    • 10/10 Saturday- Modules 9 & 10

     

    Park Street Area Office:  

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

    Time:   Saturdays 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

    • 6/27 Saturday- Modules 1 & 2
    • 7/11 Saturday- Modules 3 & 4
    • 7/18 Saturday- Modules 5 & 6
    • 7/25 Saturday- Modules 7 & 8
    • 8/01 Saturday - Modules 9 & 10

     

    • 11/21 Saturday- Modules 1 & 2
    • 11/28 Saturday- Modules 3 & 4
    • 12/05 Saturday- Modules 5 & 6
    • 12/12 Saturday- Modules 7 & 8
    • 12/19 Saturday- Modules 9 & 10

     

     

    Jamaica Plain (MSPCC/Eliot) for Adoption Applicants Only

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

    Time:  

    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

    Date/Time:  Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm & Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 pm

    • January 22, 2020
    • January 25, 2020
    • January 29, 2020
    • February 1, 2020
    • February 5, 2020
    • February 8, 2020

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

    An Information Session will be held:  December 12th , 2019 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    Central Region

    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, 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.

     

    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

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

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

    January 14 - February 13, 2020

     

     

    Children's Friend, Inc (Private Agency)

    Location for all Classes: 

    505 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01609

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

    January 30, 2020 -  April 10, 2020

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

    Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    • February 1, 2020
    • February 8, 2020
    • February 15, 2020
    • February 22, 2020
    • February 29, 2020

     

    Time: Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    • April 7 - June 9, 202

     

    Holyoke

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

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

    October 12, 2019 -- December 14, 2019

     

    Location:  Providence Hospital, 1st fl, conference room, 1233 Main St, Holyoke, MA

    Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    • January 18, 2020
    • January 25, 2020
    • February 1,  2020
    • February 8,  2020
    • February 15,  2020

     

    Berkshire Area Office (Pittsfield)

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

    Time:  

     

    Springfield Area Office

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

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

    • January 8 - March 11, 2020

     

    Robert Van Wart Area Office (Springfield) 

    English Language MAPP 
     

      Location:  Providence Hospital, 1st fl, conference room, 1233 Main St, Holyoke, MA

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

      • October 12, 2018 - December 14 2019

       

      SPANISH MAPP

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

      Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      • 4/18/20
      • 4/25/20
      • 5/2/20
      • 5/9/20

       

      ENGLISH MAPP

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

      Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      • 7/25/20
      • 8/1/20
      • 8/8/20
      • 8/15/20
      • 8/22/20

       

      ENGLISH MAPP

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

      Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      • 9/26/20
      • 10/3/20
      • 10/10/20
      • 10/17/20
      • 10/24/20

      Southern Region

       

      ADLU 

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

      Time:  

       

      ARLINGTON (Joint Class with Cambridge)

      Location: 30 Mystic St.  Arlington, MA

      Time:  Wednesdays 6 PM - 9 PM

      • January 29, 2020
      • February 4, 2020
      • February 11, 2020
      • February 18, 2020
      • February 25, 2020
      • March 4, 2020
      • March 11, 2020
      • March 18, 2020
      • March 25, 2020
      • April 1, 2020

       

      CANTON:

      Location:  Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children

      3 Randolph St. Canton Mass 02021.

      Time:   Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

      • January 18 - February 15, 2019

       

      BROCKTON: 

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

       

      Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 6 PM - 9 PM

      • March 23 & 25, 2020
      • March 30 & April 1, 2020
      • April 6 & 8, 2020
      • April 13 & 15, 2020
      • * April 21 & 22    (Tuesday & Wednesday due to Patriot's Day)

       

      CAPE COD

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

      Time: Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

      • February 4 - April 7, 2020 

       

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

      • January 11. 2020
      • January 18, 2020
      • January 25, 2020
      • February 1, 2020
      • February 8. 2020

       

      COASTAL (Braintree)

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

      Time:  

       

      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

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

      • February 4 & 6,  2020
      • February 11 & 13, 2020
      • February 18 & 20, 2020
      • February 25 & 27 2020
      • March 3 & 5. 2020

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

      • May 5 & 7, 2020
      • May 12 & 14, 2020
      • May 19 & 21, 2020
      • May 26 & 28, 2020
      • June 2 & 42020

       

      PLYMOUTH 

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

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

      Time: Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      • January 6 - March 23, 2020

       

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

      Time: Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      • April 4 to June 22, 2020 

       

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