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Parent Training Classes

Ready to start the official home certification process?

YGB classes begin with an overview on 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.

Choose a Location.

New York Foundling

Wednesdays 6-9pm

Downtown Brooklyn

180 Livingston Street
Suite #306
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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A, C, & G to Hoyt-Schemerhorn
2, 3, 4 & 5 to Borough Hall

LGBT Community Center

Saturdays 3-6pm

Greenwich Village, Manhattan

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

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Convenient to 1, 2, 3, and C (West) or 4, 5, 6 (East)

LGBT Community Center

Mondays 6-9pm

Hauppauge, Long Island

125 Kennedy Drive
Suite #100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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Limited public transportation. Parking is available.

New York Foundling

Wednesdays, 6 to 9pm
Class Contact: Paul Snellgrove (646) 691-7985

Meeting 1

November 13, 2019

Orientation: Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for Teens in Foster Care.

Meeting 2 *

November 20, 2019

Where the MAPP Leads: A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for Teens.

Meeting 3

December 4, 2019

Losses and Gains: The Need to Be a LossExpert for Teens in Foster Care.

 

Meeting 4

December 11, 2019

Helping Children with Attachment.

Meeting 5 **

December 18, 2019

Helping Teens Learn to Manage Their Behavior.

Meeting 6

January 8, 2020

Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL

Meeting 7

January 15, 2020

Gains and Losses:
Helping Children Leave Foster Care
Support After Placement

Meeting 8

January 22, 2020

Understanding the Impact of Foster or Adopting: PARENT PANEL

Meeting 9

January 29, 2020

Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting

Meeting 10

February 5, 2020

Beginnings & Endings: Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters

Next session

February 12, 2020

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*  NO CLASSES for the Thanksgiving break. Classes will resume on December 4th, 2019.
** NO CLASSES for the Holiday break. Classes will resume on January 8th, 2020.
Happy Holidays.

LBGT Community Center | NY

Saturdays, 3 to 6pm
Class Contact: Mary Keane (914) 552-6461

Meeting 1

December 14, 2019

Orientation: Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for Teens in Foster Care.

Meeting 2 *

December 21, 2019

Where the MAPP Leads: A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for Teens.

Meeting 3

January 4, 2020

Losses and Gains: The Need to Be a LossExpert for Teens in Foster Care.

 

Meeting 4 **

January 11, 2020

Helping Children with Attachment.

Meeting 5

January 25, 2020

Helping Teens Learn to Manage Their Behavior.

Meeting 6

February 1, 2020

Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL

Meeting 7***

February 8, 2020

Gains and Losses:
Helping Children Leave Foster Care
Support After Placement

Meeting 8

February 22, 2020

Understanding the Impact of Foster or Adopting: PARENT PANEL

Meeting 9

February 29, 2020

Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting

Meeting 10

March 7, 2020

Beginnings & Endings: Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters

Next session begins

March 14, 2020

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NO CLASSES for the Holiday break. Classes will resume on January 4th, 2020.
** NO CLASSES on January 18, 2020 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Classes will resume on January 25th, 2020

*** NO CLASSES on  February 15, 2020 due Presidents Day Holiday.  Classes will resume on February 22, 2020

LBGT Community Center | LI

Mondays, 6 to 9pm
Class Contact: Nicole Hayward (631) 704-9932

Meeting 1

January 13, 2020

Orientation: Welcome to the GPSII/MAPP Program for Teens in Foster Care.

Meeting 2 *

January 27, 2020

Where the MAPP Leads: A Foster Care and Adoption Experience for Teens.

Meeting 3

February 3,2020

Losses and Gains: The Need to Be a LossExpert for Teens in Foster Care.

 

Meeting 4

February 10, 2020

Helping Children with Attachment.

Meeting 5 **

February 24, 2020

Helping Teens Learn to Manage Their Behavior.

Meeting 6

March 2, 2020

Helping Children With Birth Family Connections: YOUTH PANEL

Meeting 7

March 9, 2020

Gains and Losses:
Helping Children Leave Foster Care
Support After Placement

Meeting 8

March 16, 2020

Understanding the Impact of Foster or Adopting: PARENT PANEL

Meeting 9

March 23, 2020

Perspectives in Foster/Adoptive Parenting Adapting & Adopting

Meeting 10

March 30, 2020

Beginnings & Endings: Unconditional Commitment: The Only Love That Matters

Next session begins

April 6, 2020

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 *NO CLASSES Monday, January 20, 2020, due to Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, January 27th, 2020

** NO CLASSES on Monday, February 17th, 2020 due to Presidents Day Holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, February 24th, 2020