Parenting is a tough job. Some joke about wishing kids came with an instructional manual. Consider foster parent training as an instructional manual for working with foster children who are experiencing crisis. PS-MAPP is just one of the programs used by different areas within the United States to help prepare individuals for a tough, but rewarding work, foster parenting.
Partnering for Safety and Permanence-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting or PS-MAPP, is the first step to take toward becoming a licensed foster parent or to complete a foster care adoption.
Individuals should expect to spend 3 hours a week, for 10 weeks with two certified leaders. The training team usually includes a social worker and an experienced foster parent.
Some of the goals of the course are:
To prepare individuals to work with children who have been abused and neglected.
To help potential foster families decide whether foster parenting is right for them.
To learn how to work with a team for the best interest of a child.
To learn more go to the Partnering for Safety and Permanence-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting or PS-MAPP website.