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Mapp logo foster care trainingTrauma Informed Partnering For Safety and Permanence – Model Approach To Partnerships In Parenting – Foster Care Training

Foster care training is a necessary step to caring for children in CT.
“TIPS-MAPP is often viewed as a pre-service training, when in actuality it is a model program that utilizes 15 tools designed to help prospective adoptive/foster parents understand the difference between the desire to help and making the commitment to bring children into their home. Leader’s use the tools to help inform participants about the child welfare system and the role of foster parents, develop the necessary skills to become a successful foster/adoptive parent and assess families to determine if they are a positive fit for the role of a foster parent and for their agency.”

-from the MAPP website

View PDF: TIPS-MAPP overview of the training curriculum.

Helping Kids in Foster Care Through the Holidays

HelpYouthInFC-Holidays_Page_01Holidays can be stressful for children separated from their families of origin. Foster Club, the national network for young people in foster care, published a great resource for foster families to help the kids in their care with holiday-related sadness and stress.

Click here to download a copy:

Helping Youth in Foster Care During the Holidays

The Dignity Project

familyLearn more about Foster Care & Adoption Licensing

Kids in every Connecticut community need families to help them grow up.

Foster families are needed for sibling groups, teens, and children with complex medical issues. Become a foster or adoptive parent and help these children learn to hope….

Hope for stability…

Hope for a brighter future….

Hope for the love and support of a family…

You can bring hope to a child.

Learn more about foster care and adoption in Connecticut and how you can help by attending a two-hour information meeting. Pre-registration suggested but walk-ins always welcome!
Adults only, please.

Date: March 18, 2017

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Place: Annie C Courtney Foundation
211 Schraffts Dr., Waterbury

Ample parking available in lower lot.

Visit our calendar for more information meeting (open house) dates.

Groups and Events

Foster Care Alumni Meeting

Please contact Deb Kelleher at the email above if you would be interested in hosting or attending a meeting local to you. We are working on forming groups in Hartford, and New Haven and would be open to adding other towns if the interest is strong enough.

At this time monthly meetings are being held at our Waterbury office on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm as long as we receive RSVPs. Check our calendar for details.