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. All of our trainings are approved for foster parent credit. There is no cost to attend our trainings (with the exception of our Spring and Fall Conferences and CPR & First Aid classes).

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Fall Conference in Waterloo

IFAPA is hosting our first-ever IFAPA Fall Conference in Waterloo on October 17th and 18th! IFAPA will now host a spring and fall training conference every year for foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers and workers.
VIEW OUR CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
To register online click here!

 

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 per person. Prices are as follows beginning August 1, 2014 (3 hour class: $15 - 6 hour class $30).

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 charge per person to attend an IFAPA training. Prices are as follows beginning August 1, 2014 (3 hour class: $15 - 6 hour class $30). 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
Sept. 27, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
Sept. 27, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Planning for the Unpredictable: Preparing Your Family for Natural Disasters 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
Sept. 27, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Six Principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St, Nebraska Room
Sept. 27, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
An IEP on IEPs: Parents as Partners in Process and Product 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St, Nebraska Room
Oct. 4, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Helping Children Heal from the Double Trauma of Sexual Abuse and Placement 6 hours Sioux City
Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca St, Heelan Hall, Room 192
Oct. 4, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Don't Worry About It! Anxiety, Panic and OCD 6 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
Oct. 11, 2014
9am-4:30pm
"I Don't Get It": Learning Disorders 6 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
Oct. 11, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St, Lewis & Clark Room
Oct. 11, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Sept. 26
4 hours Sioux City
To be announced
Oct. 25, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Real Help for Attachment Struggles 3 hours Carroll
Carrollton Inn
1730 Hwy 71
Room Oakland A & B
Oct. 25, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Developing Emotional/Social Competency in Infants and Toddlers 3 hours Carroll
Carrollton Inn
1730 Hwy 71
Room Oakland A & B
Nov. 1, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Preventative Practices II: Minimizing the Risk of Child Abuse Allegations 6 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St, Nebraska Room
Nov. 8, 2014
9am-4:30pm
What are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding Effectively to Troubling Behaviors 6 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
Nov. 15, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Doctors Speak a Foreign Language 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St, Nebraska Room
Nov. 15, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Is Mental Health Puzzling to You? 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St, Nebraska Room
Nov. 22, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Nov. 7
4 hours Council Bluffs
To be announced
Please note: IFAPA will not be offering any trainings during the month of December.

 

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
Sept. 20, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Bullying - What's a Parent to Do? 3 hours Waterloo
Holiday Inn Express
2127 La Porte Rd
Sept. 20, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Sept. 5
4 hours Waterloo
To be announced
Sept. 27, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Working with Birth Families 6 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
5826 University Ave, Gallery Room
Oct. 4, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Waterloo
Hawkeye College
1501 E Orange Rd,
Tama Hall Room 117
Oct. 17, 2014
8am-4pm
IFAPA Fall Conference
VIEW BROCHURE
6 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
205 West 4th Street
Oct. 18, 2014
8am-4pm
IFAPA Fall Conference
VIEW BROCHURE
6 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
205 West 4th Street
Nov. 1, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Up, Down & All Around - ADHD, ODD & Pediatric Bipolar Disorder 6 hours Marshalltown
Best Western Regency Inn
3303 S Center Street, Room E
Nov. 8, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Teen Anger: How to Regulate Your Home Atmosphere 6 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
5826 University Ave, Gallery Room
Nov. 22, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Where's the Map? Helping Your Child/Teen Navigate the Social World 6 hours Mason City
NIACC
500 College Dr, Activity Center, Room AC101
Please note: IFAPA will not be offering any trainings during the month of December.

 

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
Sept. 27, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Putting the Myths and Misunderstandings on Childhood Sleep Disorders to Bed 6 hours Burlington
Great Prairie AEA
3601 West Ave
Oct. 4, 2014
9am-12:15pm
I Won't Do It & You Can Make Me!: ODD in Kids and Teens 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St,
Glynns Creek Rm
Oct. 4, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Psychotherapy 101: What Therapy Is, How it Works & What You Need to Know 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St,
Glynns Creek Rm
Oct. 25, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Oct. 10
4 hours Davenport
To be announced
Nov. 1, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Teen Anger: How to Regulate Your Home Atmosphere 6 hours Davenport
St Ambrose University
518 W Locust St, Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Conf. Center
Nov. 8, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Connect the Dots: Emotions to Behaviors 3 hours Dubuque
Keystone AEA
2310 Chaney Rd, Rm 1ABC
Nov. 8, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk 3 hours Dubuque
Keystone AEA
2310 Chaney Rd, Rm 1ABC
Nov. 22, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
Please note: IFAPA will not be offering any trainings during the month of December.

 

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
Sept. 20, 2014
9am-4:30pm
What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding Effectively to Troubling Behaviors 6 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
Sept. 27, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Sept. 12
4 hours Ottumwa
To be announced
Oct. 4, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Six Principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
Oct. 4, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
An IEP on IEPs: Parents as Partners in Process and Product 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
Oct. 25, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Managing Your Child's Behavior: 7 Ways to Foster Love, Communication and Respect 6 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
Nov. 1, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Through the Looking Glass: Life through the Filter of Personality Disorders 3 hours Ottumwa
Great Prairie AEA
2814 N Court St,
Conf Room B
Nov. 1, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Get Me off this Roller Coaster: Coping Skills for Emotional Intensity Issues 3 hours Ottumwa
Great Prairie AEA
2814 N Court St,
Conf Room B
Nov. 8, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Caring for Children with HIV 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
525 33rd Ave SW, Venezia Room
Nov. 8, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
525 33rd Ave SW, Venezia Room
Nov. 15, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Cultivating Spirituality in Your Foster Youth 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
525 33rd Ave SW, Venezia Room
Nov. 15, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Oct. 31
4 hours Cedar Rapids
To be announced
Please note: IFAPA will not be offering any trainings during the month of December.

 

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
Sept. 20, 2014
8am-12:15pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Sept. 5
4 hours Ames
To be announced
Sept. 20, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Ames
Hy-Vee Store
3800 W Lincoln Way, Club Room
Sept. 27, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Through the Looking Glass: Life through the Filter of Personality Disorders 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Sept. 27, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Get Me Off This Roller Coaster: Coping Skills for Emotional Intensity Issues 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Oct. 4, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Developing Emotional/Social Competency in Infants and Toddlers 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Oct. 4, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Parents: You Matter!
Drugs/Alcohol, Your Teen and You
3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Oct. 11, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Helping Children Heal from the Double Trauma of Sexual Abuse and Placement 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Oct. 25, 2014
9am-4:30pm
For Better or Worse: Couples Who Foster 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Nov. 1, 2014
8am-12:15pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Oct. 17
4 hours Ankeny
To be announced
Nov. 1, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Nov. 8, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Preventative Practices II: Minimizing the Risk of Child Abuse Allegations 6 hours Ames
Hy-Vee Store
3800 W Lincoln Way, Club Room
Nov. 15, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Mood Disorders in Children and Teens 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Nov. 22, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Nov. 7
4 hours Ankeny
To be announced
Please note: IFAPA will not be offering any trainings during the month of December.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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