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, FEB. 7
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training
Davenport, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)
Law and Order: Foster Care
Fort Dodge, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)
CPR & First Aid
Fort Dodge, 1:15pm-5:30pm (COST $40)
Working with Birth Families
Sioux City, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)
SATURDAY, FEB. 14
Darkness to Light
(Sexual Abuse Prevention)*
Ankeny, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)
Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development*
Ankeny, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)
Up, Down and All Around:
ADHD, ODD & Pediatric Bipolar*
Cedar Falls, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)
Putting the Myths and
Misunderstandings on Sleep Disorders*
Cedar Rapids, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)
Doctors Speak a Foreign Language
Council Bluffs, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)
Is Mental Health Puzzling You?
Council Bluffs, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)
To register for one of the above classes,
call 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or register here.
* Classes also approved for SW CEUs
IFAPA's Spring Conference
IFAPA’s Spring Conference held on March 6 and 7
in Altoona is jam-packed with opportunities for
learning and networking. We couldn’t be more
excited to welcome 22 trainers representing five
states including Iowa, Ohio, California, Minnesota and Colorado. As experts in their fields these individuals will be offering 33 unique courses covering a wide variety of topics important to foster and adoptive parents and social workers. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 17
Preparing for Your Taxes
It's Tax Time! Don't miss tax preparation information for foster, adoptive and kinship parents in our Weekly Word.
Does Your Foster Teen Need $300 for Activities?
SPECIAL FUNDING AVAILABLE
FOR TEENS IN FOSTER CARE
IFAPA has received special money from Chaffee Funds for teens (age 16 and older) in foster care that can only be requested through June 30, 2015. This special grant can be accessed through
IFAPA's Friends of Children in Foster Care Program. These grants will be available for up to $300 per youth for items such as: extracurricular activities, educational tutoring, senior photos, prom attire, class rings, camps, etc. This funding is for all teens (16 years and older) in a foster care placement including shelter, foster family homes, group care, & supervised apartment living. To apply for this special funding, please complete a FRIENDS APPLICATION and submit to IFAPA.