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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.

Out of an abundance of caution, DCF staff will not be hosting in person MAPP classes at this time in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  All MAPP training groups will be held virtually via WebEx 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 WebEx 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

 

    HARBOR AREA OFFICE: 

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

     

    Date/Time: Monday and Wednesdays 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Saturdays *9:00AM-3:00PM

    • 10/18/21 
    • 10/20/21 
    • 10/25v
    • 10/27/21 
    •  11/1/21  
    •  11/3/21 
    • 11/8/21 
    • 11/10/21 
    • 11/13/21  *Saturday 

     

    HYDE PARK AREA OFFICE

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

    Date/Time: Monday & Wednesdays

    5:00PM-8:00PM 

    Saturday (9:00AM-3:00PM)

    •   9/20/21 
    •  9/22/21 
    •  9/27/21  
    •  9/ 29/21  
    • 10/4/21  
    • 10/6/21  
    • 10/12/21  
    • 10/13/21  
    • 10/16/21   * Saturday

     

    JACKSON SQUARE AREA OFFICE

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

    Date/Time: Tuesday and Thursdays 4:30pm-7:30pm

    •  ·      8/3/21 
    • ·       8/5/21 
    • ·       8/10/21 
    • ·       8/12/21 
    • ·       8/17/21 
    • ·       8/19/21 
    • ·       8/24/21 
    • ·       8/26/21 
    • ·       8/31/21 
    • ·       9/2/21 

     

      PARK STREET AREA OFFICE:  

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

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

      • 6/24/21 
      • 6/29/21 
      • 7/1/21 
      • 7/6/21 
      • 7/8/21 
      • 7/13/21 
      • 7/15/21 
      • 7/20/21 
      • 7/22/21 
      • 7/27/21 
      • 7/29/21 

       

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

      • 11/16/21  *Monday 6-7:30pm 
      • 11/17/21 
      • 11/24/21 
      • 12/01/21 
      • 12/08/21 
      • 12/15/21 
      • 12/29/21 
      • 01/05/22
      • 01/12/22
      • 01/19/22
      • 01/26/22

               

      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). Families who complete MAPP Training will be eligible to comlete Home studies. Home studies are required for adoption of DCF “Waiting Children” or becoming Intensive Foster Parents.

      Date/Time: Virtual Training

       

      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 WebEx 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 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.

      CENTRAL ADLU (Regional Adoption Unit)

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

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

      • Rolling Mapp 

       

      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

      • Rolling Mapp

       

      SOUTH CENTRAL AREA OFFICE 

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

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

      • 7/1/21
      • 7/8/21
      • 7/15/21
      • 7/22/21
      • 7/29/21
      • 8/5/21
      • 8/12/21
      • 8/19/21
      • 8/26/21
      • 9/2/21

       

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

      • 9/23/21
      • 9/30/21
      • 10/7/21
      • 10/14/21
      • 10/21/21
      • 10/28/21
      • 11/4/21
      • 11/18/21
      • 12/2/21
      • 12/9/21

       

      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 6:00 pm-9:00 pm 

      • August 17, 2021 -- kick off meeting
      • August 24, 2021
      • August 31, 2021
      • September 7, 2021
      • September 14, 2021
      • September 21, 2021
      • September 28, 2021
      • October 5, 2021
      • October 12, 2021
      • October 19, 2021
      • October 26, 2021

       

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

      • October 26, 2021 -- kick off meeting
      • November 2, 2021
      • November 9, 2021
      • November 16, 2021
      • November 23, 2021
      • November 30, 2021
      • December 7, 2021
      • December 14, 2021
      • December 21, 2021
      • Off December 28, 2021
      • Resume January 4, 2022
      • January 11, 2022

       

      SPANISH MAPP

      Bienvenido! Estamos contentos de  invitarle a que asista a nuestro programa de entrenamiento de pre-licencia para las familias que aspiran proveer crianza (foster) y familias pre-adoptivas. 

      Las clases comienzan el 22 de junio. Serán los martes y jueves de 18:00 a 21:00 horas.

      Póngase en contacto con Jenny Parker en jenny.parker @mass.gov

       

       

      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:  

                                                  

      Northern Region

      At this time, all MAPP training groups will be held virtually via WebEx 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 Haverhill)  

      Regional Office. 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

      Date/Time:  Wednesdays 6 PM - 9 PM

      • September 8, 2021
      • September 15, 2021
      • September 22, 2021
      • September 29, 2021
      • October 6, 2021
      • October 13, 2021
      • October 20, 2021
      • October 27, 2021
      • November 3, 2021
      • November 10, 2021
      • November 17, 2021

       

      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

       

       

      FRAMINGHAM AREA OFFICE

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

      Date/Time: 

       

      GREATER LOWELL AREA OFFICE

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

      Date/Time:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM 

      • September 14, 2021
      • September 16, 2021
      • September 21, 2021
      • September 23, 2021
      • September 28, 2021
      • September 30, 2021
      • October 5, 2021
      • October 7, 2021
      • October 12, 2021
      • October 14, 2021

      Date/Time:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM 

      • November 9, 2021
      • November 16, 2021
      • November 18, 2021
      • November 23, 2021
      • November 30, 2021
      • December 2, 2021
      • December 7, 2021
      • December 9, 2021
      • December 14, 2021
      • December 16, 2021

       

      HAVERHILL AREA OFFICE (Joint Session with ADLU)

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

      Date/Time: Tuesdays 6 PM - 9 PM

      • September 14, 2021
      • September 21, 2021
      • September 28, 2021
      • October 5, 2021
      • October 12, 2021
      • October 19, 2021
      • October 26, 2021
      • November 2, 2021
      • November 9, 2021
      • November 16, 2021

       

      LAWRENCE AREA OFFICE

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

       

       

      LYNN AREA OFFICE

      Lynn Area Office, 330 Lynnway, Suite 201, Lynn, MA 01905

      Date/Time:   Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (VIRTUAL)

      • August 24, 2021
      • August 31, 2021
      • September 14, 2021
      • September 20, 2021
      • September 28, 2021
      • October 5, 2021
      • October 19, 2021
      • October 26, 2021
      • November 2, 2021
      • November 9, 2021

       

      Date/Time:   Thursday’s 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (VIRTUAL)

      • September 30, 2021
      • October 7, 2021
      • October 14, 2021
      • October 21, 2021
      • October 28, 2021
      • November 4, 2021
      • November 11, 2021
      • November 18, 2021
      • December 2, 2021
      • December 9, 2021

       

      METRO NORTH AREA OFFICE (WAKEFIELD) 

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

      Date/Time:

      Southern Region

      At this time, all MAPP training groups will be held virtually via WebEx 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:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7pm  CLASS IS FULL

      • September 7, 2021
      • September 9, 2021
      • September 14, 2021
      • September 16, 2021
      • September 21, 2021
      • September 23, 2021
      • September 28, 2021
      • September 30, 2021
      • October 5, 2021
      • October 7, 2021
      • October 12, 2021  (subject to change to the 14th)
      • October 19, 2021
      • October 21, 2021
      • October 26, 2021
      • October 28, 2021
      • November 2, 2021
      • November 4, 2021
      • November 9, 2021 

       

      ARLINGTON

      Arlington Area Office, 30 Mystic St.  Arlington, MA

      Date/Time: Tuesdays 6 PM - 9 PM

      • 8/3/2021
      • 8/10/2021
      • 8/17/2021
      • 8/24/2021
      • 8 /31/2021
      • 9/7/2021
      • 9/14/2021
      • 9/21/2021
      • 9/28/2021
      • 10/5/2021

       

      BROCKTON: 

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

      Date/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays  6 PM - 9 PM

      • 9/7/21 (Tuesday due to Labor Day Holiday) 
      • 9/8/21
      • 9/13/21
      • 9/15/21
      • 9/20/21
      • 9/22/21
      • 9/27/21
      • 9/29/21
      • 10/4/21
      • 10/6/21

       

      Date/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays  6 PM - 9 PM

      • 10/18/21
      • 10/20/21
      • 10/25/21
      • 10/27/21
      • 11/1/21
      • 11/3/21
      • 11/8/21
      • 11/10/21
      • 11/15/21
      • 11/17/21

       

      CAPE COD

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

      Date/Time: 
       

       

      COASTAL (Braintree)

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

      Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 pm-9 pm

      • September 14, 2021
      • September 16, 2021
      • September 22, 2021
      • September 23, 2021
      • September 28, 2021
      • September 30, 2021
      • October 5, 2021
      • October 7, 2021
      • October 12, 2021
      • October 14, 2021

       

      Days/Times: Monday and Wednesdays 6 pm-9 pm

      • November 8, 2021
      • November 10, 2021
      • November 15, 2021
      • November 17, 2021
      • November 22, 2021
      • November 24, 2021
      • November 29, 2021
      • December 1, 2021
      • December 6, 2021
      • December 8, 2021

       

      FALL RIVER: 

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

      Date/Time:  Tuesdays, 6-9 pm

      • 6/22/2021
      • 6/29/2021
      • 7/6/2021
      • 7/13/2021
      • 7/21/2021
      • 7/27/2021
      • 8/3/2021
      • 8/11/2021
      • 8/18/2021
      • 8/24/2021

       

      NEW BEDFORD

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

       
      Date/Time: 

       

      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: 

       

      Date/Time:  Mondays 6-9 pm

      • September 13, 2021
      • September 20, 2021
      • September 27, 2021
      • October 4, 2021
      • October 18, 2021
      • October 25, 2021
      • November 1, 2021
      • November 8, 2021
      • November 15, 2021
      • November 22, 2021

      Western Region

      At this time, all MAPP training groups will be held virtually via WebEx 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

      Joint Group with Berkshire Area Office

      Date/Time: Saturdays 9 AM - Noon

      • September 18th
      • September 25th
      • October 2nd
      • October 9th
      • October 16th
      • October 23rd
      • October 30th
      • November 6th
      • November 13th
      • November 20th

      If you have any questions please contact Jonathan Lothrop at 413-281-0994.

       

      BERKSHIRE AREA OFFICE (Pittsfield)

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

      Joint Group with Adoption Unit

      Date/Time: Saturdays 9 AM - Noon

      • September 18th
      • September 25th
      • October 2nd
      • October 9th
      • October 16th
      • October 23rd
      • October 30th
      • November 6th
      • November 13th
      • November 20th

      If you have any questions please contact Jonathan Lothrop at 413-281-0994.

       

      GREENFIELD AREA OFFICE

       Date/Time:  Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

       

      • September 2, 2021
        • 6PM  -7 PM   Open House/Technology Try-Out   *optional
      • September 7, 2021
      • September 9, 2021
      • September 14, 2021
      • September 16, 2021
      • September 21, 2021
      • September 23, 2021
      • September 28, 2021
      • September 30, 2021
      • October 5, 2021
      • October 7, 2021

       

      HOLYOKE AREA OFFICE

      Holyoke Area Office 200 Front St Holyoke Ma 01040

      Date/Time: Tuesdays, and Thursdays 6pm-9pm Saturdays 9am -12pm

      • October 5, 2021
      • October 7, 2021
      • October 9, 2021
      • October 12, 2021
      • October 14, 2021
      • October 16, 2021
      • October 19, 2021
      • October 21, 2021
      • October 23, 2021
      • October 26, 2021

          

      ROBERT VAN WART AREA OFFICE (Springfield) 

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

      Date/Time:  Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 6:00pm-9:00pm

      • October 19,2021
      • October 21, 2021
      • October 26, 2021
      • October 28, 2021
      • November 2, 2021
      • November 4, 2021
      • November 9, 2021
      • November 16, 2021
      • November 18, 2021
      • November 23, 2021

       

      SPRINGFIELD AREA OFFICE

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

      Date/Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

       

      • 10/2/21 
      • 10/9/21 
      • 10/16/21 
      • 10/23/21 
      • 10/30/21 

      Date/Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

      • 11/13/21 
      • 11/20/21 
      • 12/4/21 
      • 12/11/21 
      • 12/18/21 
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