Training Sessions

Thank you for your interest in changing a child’s life by becoming a foster parent!

Once you have discussed the possibility of becoming a foster parent with our Family Resource Worker and made a decision to take the next step, you will need to be trained. The mandatory 30-hour training program will prepare you to foster while also helping you make an informed decision about becoming a foster parent. This training, called Massachusetts Approaches to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP), is required by the Department of Children and Families and is offered locally by Plummer Youth Promise staff.


MAPP Training
Location: Plummer Foster Care, 290 Merrimack St, Suite 206, Lawrence, MA

Dates: TBD (Dates will be scheduled when we have enough families express interest)

A light breakfast will be provided during Saturday trainings and dinner during the 6-9 PM evening trainings. Please feel free to bring a lunch during Saturday trainings.

If interested in attending MAPP training, please contact Linear Dowd at