Start Your Journey to Becoming a Foster Parent


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WINTER 2022 TIPS-MAPP Inspiring Virtual Course:
 STARTS MARCH 17, 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.

Hear more from Wheeler foster parents who took the TIPS-MAPP course.

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. 

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

March 17      
Welcome: About Our Program

March 24 ​​​​            
A Foster Care & Adoption Experience

March 31             
Losses & Gains

April 7                             
Helping Children with Attachments  

April 14                        
Healthy Behaviors

April 21                       
Helping Children with Birth Family

April 28                        
Helping Children Leave Foster Care

May 5
The Impact of Fostering & Adopting

May 12                     
Perspectives in Fostering/Adoption

May 19                 
Endings & Beginnings

Pre-registration and an application process are required by March 15, 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

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