IFAPA - A Resource for Iowa’s Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Families

For over 40 years, the Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association has been serving as a resource to foster, adoptive and kinship families in Iowa. IFAPA is a non-profit organization that empowers, supports and advocates for these families. Membership with IFAPA is free for Iowa's foster, adoptive and kinship families.
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IFAPA Workshops for Foster & Adoptive Parents & Workers

SATURDAY, AUG. 6

Caring for Children with HIV
Ankeny, 10am-2pm (FREE CLASS)

Through the Looking Glass: Life Through the Filter of Personality Disorders
Ankeny, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

CPR & First Aid
Davenport, 8am-12:15pm (COST $40)

Mandatory Reporter Training
Davenport, 1:15pm-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

SATURDAY, AUG. 13

Grr...I'm Just So Mad: Helping Young Children Deal with Their Anger
Cedar Falls, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

Parenting the Willful Child: Helping Your Child Use Their Power for Good
Cedar Falls, 1:15pm-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

Calming the Trauma Storm
Iowa City, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

Time to Get the Schools on Board
Iowa City, 1:15pm-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

Family Matters - Working with Birth Families in the 21st Century
Red Oak, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

To register for one of the above classes,
call 800-277-8145 or REGISTER HERE.
Click here to register and pay for CPR
To view classes approved for Social Work CEUs, click here.

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Current News

 

HumanTrafficking

A Warning to All Parents!

In Iowa the demand for the sexual exploitation of children and young adults is so tremendous that the traffickers can’t find enough victims for the buyers. Don’t miss reading this article about sex trafficking in Iowa and the methods traffickers are using to recruit and exploit kids. READ ARTICLE

 

Adventureland

IFAPA's Appreciation Day is Saturday, August 20, 2016

We hope you can join us at IFAPA’s Appreciation Day for Iowa’s foster, adoptive and kinship families at Adventureland Park in Altoona. Discount tickets can be pre-purchased via mail or online with a credit card. These tickets can only be used on Saturday, Aug. 20th.

FAMILY TICKETS:
$23 per ticket for all immediate foster and adoptive family members ages 4 and older living in your home. All children under age 3 are FREE!

GUEST TICKETS:
Tickets may be purchased for other family members (not living in your home) or friends for $28 per person. (Regular admission tickets are $42 per person)

ORDER TICKETS ONLINE

ORDER TICKETS VIA MAIL
(VIEW ADVENTURELAND FLYER)

 

Notice to Foster Parents

Required Training Now Available

In September 2014, Congress passed a new law establishing prudent parent standards throughout the United States. As part of this federal law, foster parents are now required to complete the Reasonable Prudent Parent Standard Training by September 30, 2016. For additional information and to view the RPPS training video, CLICK HERE.

 

 

 



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