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

The Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association is a non-profit organization serving as a resource to foster, adoptive and kinship families in Iowa. Membership with IFAPA is free for Iowa's foster, adoptive and kinship families. IFAPA provides training, peer support and resources to promote safety, permanency and well-being for Iowa’s children. Read more

IFAPA Workshops for Foster & Adoptive Parents & Workers

SATURDAY, MAY 3

Mandatory Child Abuse
Reporter Training

Davenport, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)

SATURDAY, MAY 10

Safe Homes: Understanding and
Parenting Your LGBTQ Youth
*
Council Bluffs, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

CPR & First Aid
Davenport, 1:15pm-5:30pm (COST $40)

Putting the Myths and
Misunderstandings on Childhood
Sleep Disorders to Bed
*
Iowa City, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

Developing Emotional/Social Competency in Challenging Infants and Toddlers*
Waterloo, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

Trauma: An Insider's Perspective
Waterloo, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)

SATURDAY, MAY 17

"Quirky Kids" - Living with Young
Children with Challenging Behaviors
*
Ames, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

Facilitating Attachment in Foster and Adopted Children*
Ames, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)

CPR & First Aid
Cedar Rapids, 1:15pm-5:30pm (COST $40)

Anger De-Escalation*
Davenport, 9am-4:30pm (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

View More Upcoming Trainings »

.

Current News

 

ReMoved

A MUST WATCH VIDEO!

ReMoved follows the emotional story through the eyes of a young girl taken from her home and placed into foster care. WARNING: Some of the content is not appropriate for children.

"It would be impossible to fully understand the life and emotions of a child going through the foster care system, but this short narrative film portrays that saga in a poetic light, with brushes of fear, anger, sadness, and a tiny bit of hope." - Santa Barbara Independent WATCH VIDEO


Educators

New Booklet from IFAPA

Please share with your child's teachers!

Children who do not live with their birth parents deal with unique issues. These issues may affect a student’s school performance. This booklet was developed to provide educators with information about issues that impact children and youth in out-of-home care and the effect those issues might have on classroom learning. Information and suggestions on how educators can assist and advocate for these students are also included.

To receive a free copy (or multiple copies) of this booklet, please e-mail Crystal at cthomason@ifapa.org or call 800-277-8145 ext. 5.

 

 

 

 

Make a donation to help support IFAPA
End Quick Links.
Become a fan on facebook
Sign-up for our eNewsletter
Interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent?
Wrapper End