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Prospective Kansas Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Caregivers

The Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) is a series of training and development programs owned by Children’s Alliance and utilized across the country. Within the MAPP framework, child welfare professionals, birth parents, foster parents and adoptive parents are trained to work as a team to support the long-term welfare of the child.

  • Prospective Foster Adoptive and Kinship Families –Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) prepares individuals and families to make an informed decision about becoming foster and/or adoptive families.
  • Individual Preparation and Selection Training – Primarily utilized in rural areas, Deciding Together is a one-on-one version of the MAPP preparation and selection program designed for families unable to attend group sessions.

Current Kansas Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Caregivers

The Children’s Alliance partners with member agencies to offer trainings around the state on a variety of topics, including ethics, stress management, child development, First Aid/CPR and fetal alcohol syndrome. CLICK HERE to see our course offerings and register for training. 

Kansas Child Welfare Agency Staff

The Children's Alliance offers self-paced, online courses for child welfare agency staff on a variety of topics including adoption competency and working with teens and kinship families. CLICK HERE to see our course offerings, register and take trainings.

Children's Alliance Curriculum Offerings

  • The Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) is a series of training and development programs owned by Children’s Alliance and utilized across the country. Within the MAPP framework, child welfare professionals, birth parents, foster parents and adoptive parents are trained to work as a team to support the long-term welfare of the child.
    • Prospective Foster/Adoptive Families – Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) prepares individuals and families to make an informed decision about becoming foster and/or adoptive families.
    • Individual Preparation and Selection Training – Primarily utilized in rural areas, Deciding Together is a one-on-one version of the MAPP preparation and selection program designed for families unable to attend group sessions.
    • Relatives Providing Care – Caring for Our Own provides relative caregivers with the tools to manage transitional reactions, trauma and the life changes prevalent in kinship situations.
    • Native Families – The TIPS-MAPP Native American version enhances the recruitment of native families caring for native children in the foster care system.
  • The Shared Parenting series helps foster parents manage their role with trainings on topics such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse and managing anger.
  • The Healthy Life Choices series provides the tools to help youth develop decision-making skills and promote healthy relationships with the goal of achieving self-sufficiency.

Contact Executive Director of Training Beth Roberts at broberts@childally.org with questions regarding any of these curriculum offerings.