Events and Ways to Help
Make a difference in the life of a child in your community.
Attend a TIPS-MAPP Course.
Therapeutic Foster Care Pre-Service Training
Prospective foster parents and anyone wishing to learn more about foster care can enroll in a 10-week Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) class to learn about the process. Wheeler’s 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.
74 East Street, 3rd Floor, Room 1, Plainville, CT
January 13, 2020: Welcome - About our Program
January 20, 2020: A Foster Care & Adoption Experience
January 27, 2020: Losses & Gains
February 3, 2020: Helping Children with Attachments
February 10, 2020: Healthy Behaviors
February 17, 2020: Helping Children with Birth Family
February 24, 2020: Helping Children Leave Foster Care
March 2, 2020: The Impact of Fostering & Adopting
March 9, 2020: Perspectives in Fostering/Adoption
March 16, 2020: Endings and Beginnings
Ways to Help
Host a Foster Share Party
Hundreds of children and youth are in Connecticut’s foster care system on any given day. YOU can help. YOU can make a difference by hosting a Wheeler FOSTER-SHARE Party where you’ll help to connect Wheeler’s Foster Care Program with your friends, co-workers and community groups.We’ll come to your choice of venue, and we'll provide INFORMATION, FOOD and more.
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Share Our Information
Let us know of events in your community where we can share our information. Invite us to give presentations at a staff meeting, religious group, social club or community organization.
Learn more about other ways to help. Talk directly with members of our nurturing team: