Start Your Journey to Becoming a Foster Parent

WINTER 2022 ONLINE INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS 

January 27, 2022, 7 pm
Zoom meeting link is here.
Or use the following sign-in credentials.
Meeting ID: 858 1016 6156
Passcode: foster



WINTER 2022 TIPS-MAPP Inspiring Virtual Course:
 STARTS FEBRUARY 7, 2022!

Now more than ever, many of us are considering how to make a meaningful difference. If you find yourself wondering about how you can make a lasting contribution—and have an affinity for children and youth—consider becoming a Wheeler foster parent. Our 10-week virtual TIPS-MAPP, Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting course will help get you started.

More about our Foster Care programs here.

TIPS-MAPP is a journey where you will explore yourself, your family, your values, and your personal connection to children. It’s a place where you will learn more about the foster care system in Connecticut and gain insight into the roles, challenges, and experiences of social workers, foster parents, and most importantly, the hundreds of children and youth in Connecticut in need of loving homes and families. Wheeler’s TIPS-MAPP course covers a range of topics, including an overview of children in foster care, behaviors, loss and grief, strengths and needs, what families can expect when fostering a child or children, and more. Participants will meet others who also are embarking on the foster care journey. There is no obligation to become a foster parent while attending the MAPP course.

WINTER 2022 SCHEDULE


This session will be virtual via Zoom. Meeting credentials will be provided to registered applicants.

February 7      
Welcome: About Our Program

February 14  ​​​​            
A Foster Care & Adoption Experience

February 21             
Losses & Gains

February 28                            
Helping Children with Attachments  

March 7                        
Healthy Behaviors

March 14                       
Helping Children with Birth Family

March 21                        
Helping Children Leave Foster Care

March 28
The Impact of Fostering & Adopting

April 4                      
Perspectives in Fostering/Adoption

April 11                   
Endings & Beginnings

Pre-registration and an application process are required by January 28, 2022. Contact Wheeler's Foster Care Recruitment Team at 860.793.7277 or send us an email to learn more.

Register online here.


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Apply to be a foster parent today!

Recruitment Line: 860.793.7277
Email:
FosterCarePrograms@wheelerclinic.org

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