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
July 19, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Developing Emotional/Social Competency in Challenging Infants and Toddlers 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
July 19, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Trauma: An Insider's Perspective 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
July 26, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees, pay by Fri., July 11
4 hours Council Bluffs
To be announced
Aug. 2, 2014
9am-4:30pm
PTSD in Children and Teens 6 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St, Nebraska Room
Aug. 16, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Beyond Consequences: A Love Based Approach to Helping Children with Severe Behaviors 6 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
Sept. 6, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Stick to It: Maintaining a Placement 6 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St, Nebraska Room
Sept. 13, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Six Principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
Sept. 13, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
An IEP on IEPs: Parents as Partners in Process and Product 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
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 People Heal from 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 (Cost $40 - 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 (Cost: $40 - To avoid late fees pay by Nov. 7) 4 hours Council Bluffs
To be announced

 

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
July 19, 2014
8am-12:15pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees, pay by Thurs., July 3
4 hours Waverly
To be announced
July 19, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Waverly
Wartburg College
100 Wartburd Blvd, The W - East Classroom
Aug. 2, 2014
9am-4:30pm
L.E.A.N. Start - Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition 6 hours Marshalltown
Best Western Regency Inn
3303 S Center Street
Aug. 16, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Attachment - What Does It Mean? 3 hours Waterloo
Hawkeye College
1501 E Orange Rd,
Tama Hall Room 117
Aug. 16, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Allakazam! - Does it Take Magic to Create a Healthy, Positive Attachment with Foster and Adoptive Children? 3 hours Waterloo
Hawkeye College
1501 E Orange Rd,
Tama Hall Room 117
Sept. 13, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Decoding the Mystery of ADHD 3 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
5826 University Ave, Gallery Room
Sept. 13, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Worrywarts - Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teens 3 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
5826 University Ave, Gallery Room
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 (Cost $40 - 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 6 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
205 West 4th Street
Oct. 18, 2014
8am-4pm
IFAPA Fall Conference 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

 

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
July 19, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Cultivating Spirituality in Foster Youth (Even When It's Different From Your Own) 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
July 19, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Bullying - What's a Parent to Do? 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
Aug. 2, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Supporting Healthy Attachment Across the Developmental Spectrum 6 hours Clinton
Oak Tree Inn
2300 Valley West Ct
Aug. 9, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees, pay by Fri., July 25
4 hours Davenport
To be announced
Aug. 16, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 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
July 19, 2014
9am-4:30pm
PTSD in Children and Teens
CLASS FULL - NO OPENINGS
6 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
July 19, 2014
9am-4:30pm
L.E.A.N. Start - Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition 6 hours Ottumwa
Great Prairie AEA
2814 N Court St, Auditorium
Aug. 2, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees, pay by Fri., July 18
4 hours Cedar Rapids
To be announced
Aug. 16, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Working with Birth Families 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
July 19, 2014
8am-12:15pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees, pay by Thurs., July 3
4 hours Ankeny
To be announced
July 19, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid
Class Full - No Openings
4 hours Ankeny
To be announced
July 26, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Planning for the Unpredictable: Preparing Your Family for Natural Disasters 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
July 26, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Real Help for Attachment Struggles
(Training was previously Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Aug., 2, 2014
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid
Class Full - No Openings
4 hours Ames
To be announced
Aug. 9, 2014
9am-12:15pm
Bullying - What's a Parent to Do? 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Aug. 9, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Aug. 16, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Developmental Considerations for Foster Children 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Sept. 6, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Don't Worry About It! Anxiety, Panic and OCD 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Sept. 13, 2014
9am-12:15pm
"Quirky Kids": Strategies for Living with Young Children with Challenging Behaviors 3 hours Indianola
Simpson College
700 N C St, McNeill Hall - Pioneer Conf Room
Sept. 13, 2014
1:30pm-4:45pm
Facilitating Attachment in Foster and Adopted Children 3 hours Indianola
Simpson College
700 N C St, McNeill Hall - Pioneer Conf Room
Sept. 20, 2014
8am-12:15pm
CPR & First Aid (Cost $40 - 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 (Cost $40 - 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 (Cost $40 - To avoid late fees pay by Nov. 7) 4 hours Ankeny
To be announced

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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