Current Training Schedule

Foster, adoptive and kinship parents are welcome to attend any of our trainings. Even if you adopted internationally or domestically, all Iowa adoptive parents are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend our trainings (with the exception of our Spring Conference and CPR & First Aid classes). All of our trainings are approved for foster parent credit.

 

How to Register

Parents:

Foster, adoptive and kinship parents can sign up for a class by completing our TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM or by calling our office at 800-277-8145 ext. 1. IFAPA will follow-up within two business days to confirm your enrollment in the class.

Social Workers:

Some classes have also been approved for Social Worker CEUs.
VIEW CLASSES APPROVED FOR SOCIAL WORKER CEUS.
Social workers can register for a class by mailing in our CEU REGISTRATION FORM
with their payment, or they can pay online with a credit card. Social Worker CEUs are $20 per day, per participant.

Others:

Non foster, adoptive and kinship parents may register for an IFAPA training (i.e. daycare providers, CASA workers, other human service professionals, etc.). There is a $20 charge per day/per participant to attend an IFAPA training. IFAPA trainings are only authorized for foster parent training credit. If you would like this class approved for your specific training needs (i.e. for child care) it is your responsibility to get it approved for credit. REGISTER FOR A CLASS & PAY ONLINE


IFAPA's Training Schedule

WESTERN SERVICE AREA #1
Date & Time Name of Training Credit Location
Apr. 26, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Supporting Healthy Attachment Across the Developmental Spectrum 6 hours Clarinda
IWCC
923 E Washington St
Activities Building
Lecture Hall
May 10, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Safe Homes: Understanding and Parenting Your LGBTQ Youth 6 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
June 7, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Dangerous Playgrounds - Drug Awareness and Trends 6 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St (Nebraska Room)
June 28, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St

 

To register for a training:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or REGISTER HERE.

 

NORTHERN SERVICE AREA #2
Date & Time Name of Training Credit Location
Apr. 26, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Safe Homes: Understanding and Parenting Your LGBTQ Youth CLASS CANCELLED 6 hours Waterloo
Hawkeye College
1501 E Orange Rd
Tama Hall Room 117
May 10, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Developing Emotional/Social Competency in Challenging Infants and Toddlers 3 hours Waterloo
Hawkeye College
1501 E Orange Rd
Tama Hall Room 117
May 10, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Trauma: An Insider's Perspective 3 hours Waterloo
Hawkeye College
1501 E Orange Rd
Tama Hall Room 117
(Friday)
June 13, 2014
9am-5pm
To Have and to Hold: Developing and Sustaining the Parent-Child Attachment When Children Have Experienced Changes in Caregivers and/or Trauma 6.5 hours Waverly
Vineyard Community Church
319 W Bremer Ave
June 28, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Anger De-Escalation 6 hours Waterloo
Hawkeye College
1501 E Orange Rd
Tama Hall Room 117

 

To register for a training:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or REGISTER HERE.

 

EASTERN SERVICE AREA #3
Date & Time Name of Training Credit Location
May 3, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St - Oakwood Board Room
May 10, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (registration form)
To avoid late fee, make payment by Apr. 25
4 hours Davenport
To be announced
May 17, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Anger De-Escalation 6 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St - Oakwood Board Room
June 7, 2014
9am-4:30pm
From Fear to Love: Beyond Consequences II 6 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St - Oakwood Board Room

 

To register for a training:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or REGISTER HERE.

 

CEDAR RAPIDS SERVICE AREA #4
Date & Time Name of Training Credit Location
May 10, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Putting the Myths and Misunderstandings on Childhood Sleep Disorders to Bed 6 hours Iowa City
Clarion Hotel
2525 N Dodge St
Gold Room
May 17, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (registration form)
To avoid late fee, make payment by May 2
4 hours Cedar Rapids
To be announced
June 7, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Bullying - What's a Parent to Do? 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Best Western
90 Twixt Town Rd NE - Hide Out Room)
June 7, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Best Western
90 Twixt Town Rd NE - Hide Out Room)
June 28, 2014
9am-4:30pm
The Grieving Process - How to Help You and Your Kids Heal 6 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE

 

To register for a training:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or REGISTER HERE.

 

DES MOINES SERVICE AREA #5
Date & Time Name of Training Credit Location
May 10, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Real Help for Attachment Struggles 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St
Suite 5A
May 10, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training
CLASS FULL - NO OPENINGS
3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St
Suite 5A
May 17, 2014
9am-12:15pm
"Quirky Kids" - Strategies for Living with Young Children with Challenging Behaviors 3 hours Ames
Hy-Vee West Store
3800 Lincoln Way
(Club Room)
May 17, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Facilitating Attachment in Foster and Adopted Children 3 hours Ames
Hy-Vee West Store
3800 Lincoln Way
(Club Room)
June 21, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Parents: You Matter! Drugs/Alcohol, Your Teen and You 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St
Suite 5A
June 21, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Cultivating Spirituality in Foster Youth (Even When It's Different From Your Own) 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St
Suite 5A
June 28, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Putting the Myths and Misunderstandings on Childhood Sleep Disorders to Bed 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St
Suite 5A

 

To register for a training:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or REGISTER HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

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