Start Your Journey to Becoming a Foster Parent

UPCOMING INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS 

Wednesday 8/10/22 at 7 pm
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Meeting ID: 819 9155 8844
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Thursday 8/25/22 at 7 pm
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Meeting ID: 857 8849 9346
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FALL 2022 TIPS-MAPP Inspiring Virtual Course:
 STARTS SEPTEMBER 12, 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. 

FALL 2022 SCHEDULE
Each session will be virtual via Zoom from 6 to 8 pm. Meeting credentials will be provided to registered applicants.

September 12, 2022    
Welcome: About Our program             

September 19, 2022     
A Foster Care & Adoption Experience             

September 26, 2022     
Losses & Gains             

October 3, 2022             
Helping Children with Attachments    

October 10, 2022           
Healthy Behaviors             

October 17, 2022         
Helping Children with Birth Family             

October 24, 2022     
Helping Children Leave Foster Care    

October 31, 2022     
NO CLASS    

November 7, 2022     
The Impact of Fostering & Adopting     

November 14, 2022     
Perspectives in Fostering/Adoption    

November 21, 2022     
Endings and Beginnings    
 

Pre-registration and an application process are required by September 7, 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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Recruitment Line: 860.793.7277
Email:
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