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, JULY 9

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter
Training

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

CPR & First Aid
Cedar Rapids, 1:15pm-5:30pm (COST $50)

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter
Training

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

Worrywarts and How You Can Help
Them: Understanding Anxiety
Disorders in Children

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

Decoding the Mystery of ADHD
Cedar Falls, 1:15pm-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

The ABC's Early Childhood Connections: Nurturing Social & Emotional
Development in Infants & Toddlers

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

Fostering Attachment Within Our
Families to Build Connection, Effective Consequences & Restored Hope

Cedar Rapids, 1:15pm-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

40 Developmental Assets: Increasing Positive Factors in Youth
Davenport, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

Why Can't They Stop:
Addiction ad New Drug Trends

Davenport, 1:15pm-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

 

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)

 

Adoption Respite Days Must Be Used By June 30, 2016

Each adopted child who receives a subsidy from Iowa is eligible to receive five days of respite care per fiscal year at $20 per day. The current fiscal year for the Adoption Respite Program runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. All respite days must be used during these dates and the form must be submitted to IFAPA no later than Wed., July 6, 2016.
ADOPTION RESPITE FORM

 

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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