The Worcester office provides a full calendar of events, including trainings, team meetings and group activities. In addition, our foster parents and children receive weekly visits from their Dare case managers. Our monthly trainings are usually held in convenient locations such as the Worcester Library on Salem Street or on site at the Dare Worcester office. Dareâ€™s clinical director, Dr. Steve Willis, and other in-house and outside experts facilitate these trainings. Team meetings are held on site and provide opportunities for foster parents to come together in small groups to learn and to gain extra support.
We also host annual gatherings such as our holiday party in December and a foster parent appreciation day every spring. Our knowledgeable staff provides MAPP (Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) training on site for new and returning foster parents. We hold CPR and first aid classes several times per year. Please refer to our calendar for further information.