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Deadline to Register is January 22

WATERBURY, Conn. (January 11, 2024) – Wheeler is offering an inspiring training, TIPS-MAPP, Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting, starting January 29, 2024, to prepare prospective foster parents and families for the role of fostering a child or youth in Waterbury and surrounding towns.

TIPS-MAPP is delivered by Wheeler’s dedicated, caring team of specialists, social workers, and clinicians who work closely with foster families from the start and continue as supportive teammates throughout the fostering process.

This virtual course on Zoom will be offered for five consecutive Mondays from January 29 through February 26.

Pre-registration is required by January 22, 2024.

The program is open to prospective parents from all walks of life in Waterbury and surrounding communities. Participants can be married, single, or part of a domestic partnership. They can own or rent their homes. Parenting experience is a plus but not required. Individuals who attend this course are under no obligation to become licensed foster parents.

To register for Wheeler’s TIPS-MAPP course, or to learn more about the upcoming informational sessions, contact Wheeler’s Foster Care Specialists, at 860.793.7277, or by email at Online credentials will be provided to registrants.



About Wheeler’s Foster Care Programs
Wheeler’s Foster Care programs, funded by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, provide 24-hour support to families and youth in Waterbury and surrounding towns. Wheeler’s programs provide a higher level of care and resources, including supports to meet the needs of children and youth and help them heal from abuse, neglect, trauma, and more.

For information about Wheeler Foster Care opportunities, call 860.793.7277, email

About Wheeler
Wheeler provides comprehensive solutions that address complex health issues, providing individuals, families, and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages health, recovery, and growth at all stages of life. Our integrated approach to primary and behavioral health, education, and recovery creates measurable results, positive outcomes, and hopeful tomorrows for more than 60,000 individuals across Connecticut each year.

Joanne Janes, MS
Associate Director, Communications
860.793.4403 (Office)
860.424.2742 (Cell)