Commonly asked questions about TIPS MAPP

What does TIPS MAPP stand for?

Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting

Why do I need to take TIPS MAPP classes?

Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanency – Model Approach for Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) is required for all potential foster and adoptive families.  The class is meant to build skills for parenting abused and neglected children who have behavioral, emotional, physical, or educational difficulties.  TIPS-MAPP also helps the participant decide if fostering and/or adopting is right for their family, and it helps Klingberg determine if your family is able to meet a child’s needs by fostering or adopting.

Who is required to participate in the TIPS MAPP classes?

All adults residing in the home who will participate in the parenting and care of children are required to take TIPS-MAPP together.

What happens if I miss a class?

TIPS-MAPP allows each family to have two absences total but meetings during weeks two and five are mandatory. That means one spouse/partner can miss two meetings if the other attends all or they both can miss one. Your co-leaders will determine the best way for you to make up the information that you missed. If a family misses one of these meetings, they will be required to make up the class during another TIPS-MAPP session. Please note that even with the make-up session, this would still count toward the two absences.

When I complete the TIPS MAPP and become licensed by Klingberg, am I guaranteed to have a foster child placed in my home?

Klingberg cannot guarantee placement of foster children. There are many children of all ages waiting for foster homes. Klingberg works hard to match the needs of the children with the skills and ability of the foster family.