Model Approach To Partnerships In Parenting (MAPP).
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This brief highlights the Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP), a comprehensive program designed to extend the idea of building positive relationships and alliances beyond birth parents. Within the MAPP practice framework, child welfare staff, foster parents and adoptive parents work as a team to preserve or rebuild the family around the long-term welfare of the child. This requires that the team members form a partnership or positive alliance with the birth parents. A MAPP partnership seeks to keep the parents in their parental roles and status. Information is provided on the three categories within the MAPP programs, MAPP acronyms, the framework of MAPP, the development of MAPP in 1985, the strengths of the Children’s Alliance that purchased the copyright and intellectual properties of all MAPP programs and products from the Child Welfare Institute in 2009, the utilization of MAPP in different States, in Nicaragua, and among Native American communities, the strengths and advantages of MAPP, comprehensive preparation and selection MAPP programs, the Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) Native American Edition, and cultural changes to the core TIPS-MAPP program. The brief closes with a brief description of the 10 TIPS-MAPP meetings and the incorporation of cultural adaptations.
family preservation; foster children; teamwork; foster parents; BIRTH PARENTS; PARENTAL ROLE; native americans; cultural competency; child rearing; promising practices