What is PS-MAPP?
PS-MAPP is an acronym for Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approaches to Partnership in Parenting? This program is designed to help make an informed decision about becoming a resource parent to children in the foster care and adoption system.
How much does it cost?
PS-MAPP training is offered free of charge.
Who can attend?
PS-MAPP training is open to all qualified potential foster/adoptive parents. Please note that both parents in the household are required to complete training before becoming a licensed foster care provider.
Am I obligated to be a resource parent after completing PS-MAPP training?
No. Some potential resource parents realize during the pre-service training that foster/adoptive parenting would not be right for them. There is absolutely no obligation to become a resource parent after completing PS-MAPP classes. As an additional benefit, almost all participants have claimed that PS-MAPP training has helped them become better parents to their own children.
When do the classes take place?
New PS-MAPP classes begin every few weeks or months, depending upon instructor availability and demand from the community. Meetings last three hours per week for ten consecutive weeks.
Where are the classes located?
PS-MAPP trainings are held all over the state of Kansas. Check out the PS-MAPP schedule at the Children””s Alliance””s website at www.childally.us/childally_web to see the latest dates and locations.
What if my schedule doesn””t allow me to attend all ten weeks of the class?
Ask your sponsoring agency to arrange a class called Deciding Together that can be done when your work schedule will allow you to participate.
How do I find out more information or register for PS-MAPP training?
Interested applicants can call the Children””s Alliance of Kansas toll-free at 1-877-345-6787 or check our website for locations and dates.