It’s never too late for family.

Classes

Why wait to start the official home certification process?

What do our classes cover?

The classes begin with a general orientation to the realities of the foster care system and an up close look at the focus and unique values of YGB.  We then cover the documentation required for certification as well as the psychosocial needs of the children in care. We also delve into the immediate and long-term effects on youth of being removed from one’s family and being placed with strangers, issues surrounding youth that are institutionalized and its potential impact on the family.

Classes focus on meeting the needs of youth dealing with the trauma of separation, loss, abuse and neglect,  and helping prospective families understand how they can best meet the needs of youth who need the lifetime support of a loving and stable family.

Throughout our classes, you will hear from adoptive and foster families as well as foster care alumni and young people currently living in foster care.  We aim to provide the most experiential process as possible, so you get the “real” view of what being a permanent parent is all about.

For more information, please contact the training site contact.

Place Location Day of the Week
New York Foundling-Brooklyn Downtown, Brooklyn Wednesday evenings - 6 pm
YGB Holbrook Office Holbrook, Long Island Monday evening - 6 pms
LGBT Community Center Manhattan's Greenwich Village Saturday afternoons - 3pm
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New York Foundling Brooklyn

Wednesday 6-9 pm

180 Livingston Street Suite #306
Brooklyn, NY 11201
A, C, & G to Hoyt-Schemerhorn
2, 3, 4 & 5 to Borough Hall

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Class Contact:
Paul Snellgrove (646) 691-7985

Once you have attended an Orientation/Meeting #1 at any of our locations, you may continue the remaining classes in any order at the location of your choice. For more information please contact the site contact at the location you would like to attend.

If the Meeting 1 - Orientation has already occurred or doesn’t occur soon but you would like to start the YGB classes right away, please call the trainer to see if you can attend an introductory orientation 30 minutes before the start of any class.

Meeting # Date of Class Topic
Meeting #1 April 17th, 2019 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care
Meeting #2 April 24th, 2019 Where the MAPP Leads
A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for teens in care.
Meeting #3 May 1st, 2019 Losses & Gains The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting #4 May 8th, 2019 Helping Children with Attachment
Meeting #5 May 15th, 2019 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
Meeting #6 May 22nd, 2019 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 May 29th, 2019 Gains and Losses: Helping Children Leave Foster Care  Support After Placement
Meeting #8 June 5th, 2019 Understanding the Impact: Foster and/or Adopting Parent Panel
Meeting #9 June 12th, 2019 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 June 19th, 2019 Beginnings & Endings:
Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


YGB Holbrook Office*

Monday 6pm - 9pm

751 Coates Ave North
Conference Room
Holbrook, NY 11741
* Please note new location.

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Class Contact:
Nicole Hayward 631-704-9932

Once you have attended an Orientation/Meeting #1 at any of our locations, you may continue the remaining classes in any order at the location of your choice. For more information please reach out to the class contact at the location you would like to attend.

If the Meeting 1 - Orientation has already occurred or doesn’t occur soon but you would like to start the YGB classes right away, please call the trainer to see if you can attend an introductory orientation 30 minutes before the start of any class.

Meeting # Date of Class Topic
Meeting #1 April 22nd, 2019 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care
Meeting #2 April 29th, 2019 Where the MAPP Leads
A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for teens in care.
Meeting #3 May 6th, 2019 Losses & Gains The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting #4 May 13th, 2019 Helping Children with Attachment
Meeting #5 May 20th, 2019 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
Meeting #6 June 3rd, 2019 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 June 10th, 2019 Gains and Losses: Helping Children Leave Foster Care  Support After Placement
Meeting #8 June 17th, 2019 Understanding the Impact: Foster and/or Adopting Parent Panel
Meeting #9 June 24th, 2019 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 April 15th, 2019 Beginnings & Endings:
Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


LGBT Community Center

Saturday 3pm-6pm

208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
(Bet. 7th Avenue & 8th Avenue)


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Class Contact:
Mary Keane (914) 552-6461

Once you have attended an Orientation/Meeting #1 at any of our locations, you may continue the remaining classes in any order at the location of your choice. For more information please reach out to the class contact at the location you would like to attend.

If the Meeting 1 - Orientation has already occurred or doesn’t occur soon but you would like to start the YGB classes right away, please call the trainer to see if you can attend an introductory orientation 30 minutes before the start of any class.

Meeting # Date of Class Topic
Meeting #1 June 22nd, 2019 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in foster care.
Meeting #2 June 29th, 2019 Where the MAPP Leads: A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for Teens
NO CLASSES July 6th, 2019, due to July the 4th Weekend. Classes will resume July 13th, 2019
Meeting #3 July 13th, 2019 Losses & Gains
The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting # 4 July 20th, 2019 Helping Children with Attachment
Meeting #5 April 27th, 2019 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
NO CLASSES May 4th, 2019 due to activities at the Center. Classes will resume on May 11th, 2019.
Meeting #6 May 11th, 2019 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 May 18th, 2019 Gains and Losses:
Helping Children Leave Foster Care
Support After Placement
No CLASSES May 25th, 2019 due to Memorial Day Holiday. Classes will resume on June 1st, 2019.
Meeting #8 June 1st, 2019 Understanding the Impact of Foster or Adopting
PARENT PANEL
Meeting #9 June 8th, 2019 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 June 15th, 2019 Beginnings & Endings: Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


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