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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 our office at (718) 372-3003.

Place Location Day of the Week
Bayshore GLBT Community Center Bayshore, Long Island Monday evening - 6pm
Mott Haven Reformed Church Bronx, NY Wednesday evening - 6pm
Heartshare St. Vincent's Services Brooklyn, NY Thursday evening - 5:30pm
LGBT Community Center Manhattan's Greenwich Village Saturday afternoon - 3pm
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Bayshore GLBT Community Center

Monday 6pm - 9pm

34 Park Avenue
Bayshore, LI, 11706-7309

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Class Contact:
Nicole Hayward 631-356-4287

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. Please call our central office at 718-372-3003 to schedule your orientation class.

Meeting # Date of Class Topic
NOTE - NO CLASS ON MONDAY, MAY 29TH DUE TO MEMORIAL DAY
Meeting #1 June 5th, 2017 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care
Meeting #2 June 12th, 2017 Where the MAPP Leads
A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for teens in care.
Meeting #3 June 19th, 2017 Losses & Gains The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting #4 June 26th, 2017 Helping Children with Attachment
NOTE - NO CLASS ON MONDAY, JULY 3RD DUE TO INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
Meeting #5 July 10th, 2017 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
Meeting #6 July 17th, 2017 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 July 24th, 2017 Gains and Losses: Helping Children Leave Foster Care  Support After Placement
Meeting #8 July 31st, 2017 Understanding the Impact: Foster and/or Adopting Parent Panel
Meeting #9 August 7th, 2017 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 August 14th, 2017 Beginnings & Endings:
Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


Mott Haven Reformed Church

Wednesday 6pm - 9pm

350 East 146th St.
Bronx, NY 10451-5702
(off Third 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. Please call our central office at 718-372-3003 to schedule your orientation class.

Meeting # Date of Class Topic
Meeting #1 August 2nd, 2017 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care
Meeting #2 May 31st, 2017 Where the MAPP Leads
A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for teens in care.
Meeting #3 June 7th, 2017 Losses & Gains The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting #4 June 14th, 2017 Helping Children with Attachment
Meeting #5 June 21st, 2017 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
Meeting #6 June 28th, 2017 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 July 5th, 2017 Gains and Losses: Helping Children Leave Foster Care  Support After Placement
Meeting #8 July 12th, 2017 Understanding the Impact: Foster and/or Adopting Parent Panel
Meeting #9 July 19th, 2017 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 July 26th, 2017 Beginnings & Endings:
Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


Heartshare St. Vincent's Services

Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm

66 Boerum Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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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. Please call our central office at 718-372-3003 to schedule your orientation class.

Meeting # Date of Class Topic
Meeting #1 July 20th, 2017 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care
Meeting #2 July 27th, 2017 Where the MAPP Leads: A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for Teens
Meeting #3 August 3rd, 2017 Losses & Gains
The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting #4 June 1st, 2017 Helping Children with Attachment
Meeting #5 June 8th, 2017 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
Meeting #6 June 15th, 2017 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 June 22nd, 2017 Gains and Losses: Helping Children Leave Foster Care  Support After Placement
Meeting #8 June 29th, 2017 Understanding the Impact of Foster or Adopting
PARENT PANEL
Meeting #9 July 6th, 2017 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 July 13th, 2017 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. Please call our central office at 718-372-3003 to schedule your orientation class.

Meeting # Date of Class Topic
Meeting #1 July 15th, 2017 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in F.C.
Meeting #2 July 22nd, 2017 Where the MAPP Leads: A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for Teens
Meeting #3 July 29th, 2017 Losses & Gains
The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting # 4 August 5th, 2017 Helping Children with Attachment
Meeting #5 August 12th, 2017 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
NOTE - CLOSED ON SATURDAY, MAY 27TH DUE TO MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
Meeting #6 June 3rd, 2017 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 June 10th, 2017 Gains and Losses:
Helping Children Leave Foster Care
Support After Placement
Meeting #8 June 17th, 2017 Understanding the Impact of Foster or Adopting
PARENT PANEL
Meeting #9 June 24th, 2017 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
NOTE - NO CLASS ON SATURDAY, JULY 1ST DUE TO INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY.
Meeting #10 July 8th, 2017 Beginnings & Endings: Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


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