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Advantages of Model Approach To Partnerships In Parenting (MAPP)

  • Shared Parenting Foundation consistent through all trainings
  • Strengths Based Approach
  • Built-in Fidelity Monitoring
  • National network of Certified Trainers
  • Adaptable to various cultures:
    • Program adapted to address needs of children in congregate care in Nicaragua
    • Program adapted to meet the needs of Native American tribal communities
  • Provides tools and strategies for families to use for treatment planning
  • Ongoing support and technical assistance from Children's Alliance
  • Consistent model of practice taught in all modalities of the program

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Conceptual Framework Of The Underlying Program

  • Alliance Model of Child Welfare Practice
  • Safety, Well Being and Permanence
  • Role Theory
  • Strengths Approach
  • Adult Learning Theory

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Strengths of Model Approach To Partnerships In Parenting (MAPP)

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families conducted extensive Child & Family Service Reviews (CFSR) in every state during the years of 2001 through 2010. In the Outcomes Section of the CSFR Final Report, an overall rating of Strength or Area Needing Improvement is assigned to each of the 23 indicators (items) reviewed. An item is assigned an overall rating of Strength if 90 percent of the applicable cases reviewed were rated as a "Strength".

The states utilizing the MAPP Program as it was intended received the highest rating of "Strength" in their foster and adoptive parent training section. This rating was assigned because the state provides current and prospective foster and adoptive parents quality training that prepares them to effectively parent children in their care. The CFSR has documented the effectiveness of the MAPP program in the following areas:

  • Reduced Incidence of child abuse/neglect in foster care
  • Reduced Recurrence of maltreatment
  • Reduced Foster Care reentries
  • Reduced Length of time to achieve reunification
  • Reduced Length of time to achieve adoption
  • Increased Stability of foster care placement

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