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Why wait to start the official home certification process?

What do our classes cover?

The classes begin with a general orientation to the realities of the foster care system and an up close look at the focus and unique values of YGB.  We then cover the documentation required for certification as well as the psychosocial needs of the children in care. We also delve into the immediate and long-term effects on youth of being removed from one’s family and being placed with strangers, issues surrounding youth that are institutionalized and its potential impact on the family.

Classes focus on meeting the needs of youth dealing with the trauma of separation, loss, abuse and neglect,  and helping prospective families understand how they can best meet the needs of youth who need the lifetime support of a loving and stable family.

Throughout our classes, you will hear from adoptive and foster families as well as foster care alumni and young people currently living in foster care.  We aim to provide the most experiential process as possible, so you get the “real” view of what being a permanent parent is all about.

For more information, please contact the training site contact.

Place Location Day of the Week
New York Foundling-Brooklyn Downtown, Brooklyn Monday evening - 6 pm
Bayshore GLBT Community Center Bayshore, Long Island Monday evening - 6 pm
LGBT Community Center Manhattan's Greenwich Village Saturday afternoon - 3pm
YGB Long Island Holbrook LI Saturday Early Afternoon- 12pm
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YGB Long Island

Saturday 12-3 PM

761 Coates Avenue
Holbrook NY 105
Conference Room

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Class Contact:
Nicole Hayward 631-704-9932

Once you have attended a Orientation/Meeting #1 at any of our locations, you may continue the remaining classes in any order at the location of your choice. For more information please contact the site contact at the location you would like to attend.

Meeting # Date of Class Topic
Meeting #1 January 20th, 2017 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care


New York Foundling Brooklyn

Monday 6-9 pm

180 Livingston Street Suite #306
Brooklyn, NY 11201
A, C, & G to Hoyt-Schemerhorn
2, 3, 4 & 5 to Borough Hall

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Class Contact:
Paul Snellgrove (646) 691-7985

Once you have attended a Orientation/Meeting #1 at any of our locations, you may continue the remaining classes in any order at the location of your choice. For more information please contact the site contact at the location you would like to attend.

Meeting # Date of Class Topic
Meeting #1 March 5th, 2018 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care
Meeting #2 December 11th, 2017 Where the MAPP Leads
A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for teens in care.
Meeting #3 December 18th, 2017 Losses & Gains The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Due to the Holidays classes will resume on January 8th, 2018
Happy Holidays
Meeting #4 January 8th, 2018 Helping Children with Attachment
NOTE DUE TO THE HOLIDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. BIRTHDAY THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON JANUARY 15th. CLASSES WILL RESUME ON JANUARY 22nd, 2018
Meeting #5 January 22nd, 2018 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
Meeting #6 January 29th, 2018 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 February 5th, 2017 Gains and Losses: Helping Children Leave Foster Care  Support After Placement
Meeting #8 February 12th, 2018 Understanding the Impact: Foster and/or Adopting Parent Panel
No Classes on February 19th, 2018 Due to Presidents Day Holiday.
Classes will resume February 26th, 2018
Meeting #9 February 26th, 2018 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 March 5th, 2018 Beginnings & Endings:
Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


Bayshore GLBT Community Center

Monday 6pm - 9pm

34 Park Avenue
Bayshore, LI, 11706-7309

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Class Contact:
Nicole Hayward 631-704-9932

Once you have attended a Orientation/Meeting #1 at any of our locations, you may continue the remaining classes in any order at the location of your choice. For more information please reach out to the class contact at the location you would like to attend.

Meeting # Date of Class Topic
Meeting #1 March 5th, 2018 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care
Meeting #2 December 4th, 2017 Where the MAPP Leads
A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for teens in care.
Meeting #3 December 11th, 2017 Losses & Gains The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting #4 December 18th, 2017 Helping Children with Attachment
Due to the Holidays classes will resume on January 8th, 2018
Happy Holidays
Meeting #5 January 8th, 2018 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
NOTE DUE TO THE HOLIDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. BIRTHDAY THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON JANUARY 15th. CLASSES WILL RESUME ON JANUARY 22nd, 2018
Meeting #6 January 22nd, 2018 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 January 29th, 2018 Gains and Losses: Helping Children Leave Foster Care  Support After Placement
Meeting #8 February 5th, 2018 Understanding the Impact: Foster and/or Adopting Parent Panel
Meeting #9 February 12th, 2018 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
No Classes on February 19th, 2018 Due to Presidents Day Holiday.
Classes will resume February 26th, 2018.
Meeting #10 February 26th, 2018 Beginnings & Endings:
Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


LGBT Community Center

Saturday 3pm-6pm

208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
(Bet. 7th Avenue & 8th Avenue)


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Class Contact:
Mary Keane (914) 552-6461

Once you have attended a Orientation/Meeting #1 at any of our locations, you may continue the remaining classes in any order at the location of your choice. For more information please reach out to the class contact at the location you would like to attend.

Meeting # Date of Class Topic
Meeting #1 January 20th, 2018 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in foster care.
Meeting #2 January 27th, 2018 Where the MAPP Leads: A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for Teens
Meeting #3 February 3rd, 2018 Losses & Gains
The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting # 4 February 10th, 2018 Helping Children with Attachment
No Classes February 17th, 2018 Due to President's Day.
Classes will resume on February 24th, 2018.
Meeting #5 February 24th, 2018 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
Meeting #6 March 3rd, 2018 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
NOTE - NO CLASS ON SATURDAY November 25th DUE TO Thanksgiving weekend
Happy Thanksgiving
Meeting #7 March 10th, 2018 Gains and Losses:
Helping Children Leave Foster Care
Support After Placement
Meeting #8 December 9th , 2017 Understanding the Impact of Foster or Adopting
PARENT PANEL
Meeting #9 December 16th, 2017 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Due to the Holidays classes will resume on January 6th, 2018
Happy Holidays
Meeting #10 January 6th, 2018 Beginnings & Endings: Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


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