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. 15

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Its Impact on Children in Care
Ames, 9:30am-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)

SATURDAY, AUG. 22

Connect the Dots:
Emotions to Behaviors

Burlington, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen
and Listen So Kids Will Talk

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

Get Me Off This Roller Coaster: Coping Skills for Emotional Intensity Issues
Davenport, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding to Troubling Behaviors
Sioux City, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

Darkness to Light
(Sexual Abuse Prevention)

Waterloo, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

Communicating with Your Child
Through Play

Waterloo, 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

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Adventureland DaySaturday, August 8, 2015

IFAPA's Appreciation Day for Iowa's Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Families!

Families are able to purchase tickets from IFAPA at greatly reduced rates!!

FAMILY TICKETS: $22 per ticket for all immediate foster and adoptive family members 4 years and older living in your home. (All children 3 & under are FREE!)

GUEST TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased for other family members (not living in your home) or friends for $27 per person. (Regular tickets are $40 each)

DEADLINE: All ticket orders must be received no later than Friday, July 31st.

ORDER TICKETS VIA MAIL (FLYER)

ORDER TICKETS ONLINE

 

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.

 



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