GPSII/MAPP Agency Preparation and Selection (APS) Workshops


1/2 to 1 day

Who should attend:

Agency administrators, supervisors and other agency decision–makers.

In order for a new foster care/adoption agency to receive the benefits of implementing GPSII/MAPP and its adjunct MAPP programs and other MAPP support services, the agency must, first of all, be an OCFS–approved foster care/adoption agency. Also, agencies are required to have assessed their willingness and ability to implement the program.

This includes a presentation on the conceptual framework of the GPSII Program, MAPP program adjunct services and products, the GPSII/MAPP Program tools and various assessment activities. It is designed to provide prospective MAPP agencies with opportunities to understand the benefits of implementing GPSII/MAPP at their agencies. Agencies have opportunities to assess their strengths/ needs in relationship to agency implementation, implementation costs, staffing and space requirements and the agency efforts that are required to successfully implement GPSII/MAPP and other MAPP programs.

Sponsored by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services through a training and administrative services agreement with the Center for Development of Human Services/Institute for Community Health and Promotion/SUNY Buffalo State