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
LGBT Community Center Hauppauge, 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 November 13th, 2019 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care
Meeting #2 November 20th, 2019 Where the MAPP Leads
A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for teens in care.
No Classes Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 due to Holiday. Classes will resume on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
Meeting #3 December 4th 2019 Losses & Gains The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting #4 December 11th, 2019 Helping Children with Attachment
Meeting #5 December 18th, 2019 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
NO CLASSES for the Holiday break. Classes will resume on January 8th, 2020. Happy Holidays.
Meeting #6 January 8th, 2020 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 January 15th, 2020 Gains and Losses: Helping Children Leave Foster Care  Support After Placement
Meeting #8 January 22nd, 2020 Understanding the Impact: Foster and/or Adopting Parent Panel
Meeting #9 January 29th, 2020 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 February 5th, 2020 Beginnings & Endings:
Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


LGBT Community Center

Monday 6pm - 9pm

125 Kennedy Dr. Ste.#100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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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 January 6th, 2020 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in Foster Care
Meeting #2 January 13th, 2020 Where the MAPP Leads
A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for teens in care.
NO CLASSES Monday, January 20, 2020, due to Holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, January 27th, 2020
Meeting #3 January 27th, 2020 Losses & Gains The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting #4 November 4th, 2019 Helping Children with Attachment
NO CLASSES due to holiday classes will resume on Monday. November 18th, 2019
Meeting #5 November 18th, 2019 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
Meeting #6 November 25th, 2019 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 December 2nd 2019 Gains and Losses: Helping Children Leave Foster Care  Support After Placement
Meeting #8 December 9th 2019 Understanding the Impact: Foster and/or Adopting Parent Panel
Meeting #9 December 16th, 2019 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
Meeting #10 December 23rd, 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 December 14th, 2019 Orientation
Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for teens in foster care.
Meeting #2 December 21st, 2019 Where the MAPP Leads: A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for Teens
NO CLASSES for the Holiday break. Classes will resume on January 4th, 2020. Happy Holidays.
Meeting #3 January 4th, 2020 Losses & Gains
The Need to Be a Loss Expert for Teens in foster care
Meeting # 4 January 11th, 2020 Helping Children with Attachment
NO CLASSES on Saturday, January 18 due to the Holiday on January 20th, 2020. Classes will resume on Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Meeting #5 January 25th, 2020 Helping Teens Learn To Manage Their Behavior
Meeting #6 February 1st, 2020 Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL
Meeting #7 February 8th, 2020 Gains and Losses:
Helping Children Leave Foster Care
Support After Placement
PLEASE NOTE there will be NO CLASSES Saturday November 2nd and Saturday, November 9th , 2019. Classes will resume on Saturday, November 16th at 3:00 PM.
Meeting #8 November 16th, 2019 Understanding the Impact of Foster or Adopting
PARENT PANEL
Meeting #9 November 23rd, 2019 Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting
NO Classes on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 dueto the Thanksgiving weekend. Classes will resume on Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Meeting #10 December 7th, 2019 Beginnings & Endings: Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters


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