It’s never too late for family.

Classes

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 Beginning 11/7/18 Classes will be held Wednesday evenings *
Bayshore GLBT Community Center Bayshore, Long Island Monday evening - 6 pm
LGBT Community Center Manhattan's Greenwich Village Saturday afternoon - 3pm
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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
*Please note with the next cycle beginning November 7th, 2018 the classes will be held on Wednesday.

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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 November 7th, 2018 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care
Meeting #2 November 14th, 2018 Where the MAPP Leads
A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for teens in care.
No Classes on November 21st, 2018 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Meeting #3 November 28 th, 2018 Losses & Gains The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting #4 December 5th, 2018 Helping Children with Attachment
Meeting #5 December 12th, 2018 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
Meeting #6 September 24th, 2018 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 October 1st, 2018 Gains and Losses: Helping Children Leave Foster Care  Support After Placement
No Classes Monday October 8th, 2018 Due to Indigenous Peoples Day- Columbus Day. Classes will resume October 15th, 2018.
Meeting #8 October 15th, 2018 Understanding the Impact: Foster and/or Adopting Parent Panel
Meeting #9 October 22nd, 2018 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 October 29th, 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 October 29th, 2018 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care
Meeting #2 November 5th, 2018 Where the MAPP Leads
A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for teens in care.
Meeting #3 November 19th, 2018 Losses & Gains The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting #4 November 26th, 2018 Helping Children with Attachment
Meeting #5 December 3rd, 2018 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
Meeting #6 December 10th, 2018 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 September 24th, 2018 Gains and Losses: Helping Children Leave Foster Care  Support After Placement
Meeting #8 October 1st, 2018 Understanding the Impact: Foster and/or Adopting Parent Panel
No Classes Monday October 8th, 2018 Due to Indigenous Peoples Day- Columbus Day. Classes will resume October 15th, 2018.
Meeting #9 October 15th, 2018 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 October 22nd, 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 September 29th, 2018 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in foster care.
No Classes Saturday October 6th, 2018 Due to The Holiday on Monday; Indigenous Peoples Day- Columbus Day. Classes will resume October 13th, 2018.
Meeting #2 October 13th, 2018 Where the MAPP Leads: A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for Teens
Meeting #3 October 20th, 2018 Losses & Gains
The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting # 4 October 27th, 2018 Helping Children with Attachment
Meeting #5 November 3rd, 2018 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
No Classes on November 10th, 2018 due to the Veteran's Day Holiday on Monday
Meeting #6 November 17th, 2018 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
No Classes on November 24th 2018 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Meeting #7 December 1st, 2018 Gains and Losses:
Helping Children Leave Foster Care
Support After Placement
Meeting #8 December 8th, 2018 Understanding the Impact of Foster or Adopting
PARENT PANEL
Meeting #9 December 15th, 2017 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 December 22nd, 2018 Beginnings & Endings: Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


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