MAPP – Deciding Together Leader Certification

This learning program is designed as an alternative to the standard GPS II/MAPP program, Deciding Together. It brings the preparation and selection process to individual families who cannot participate in group meetings to decide whether fostering is right for them. Satisfactory completion of this train-the-trainer workshop certifies learners to conduct the Deciding Together learning program on a virtual platform. Before attending this virtual, instructor-led training, learners must complete all course prerequisites listed below and an online pre-test.


Who Should Attend?

Foster care and adoptive caseworkers, supervisors, homefinders, Directors of Social Services and agency administrators working in ACS provider agencies who are Certified GPSII Leaders.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Be provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to support individual families to ensure they are prepared for fostering using seven online family consultations.
  • Receive a video and workbook to use with each family.


Course Prerequisites

Prior to attending this course, learners are required to have completed the GPSII/MAPP Leader Certification.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online pre-test.
  • A two-day, virtual, instructor-led workshop.
  • An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.



To register and for more information about this course, email Marta Colon at For more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at or call (212) 748-1898.


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