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).

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
Mar. 14, 2015
9am-4:30pm
PTSD in Children and Teens 6 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
Mar. 21, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
Mar. 21, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Mar. 6
4 hours Council Bluffs
To be announced
Mar. 28, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Connect the Dots: Emotions to Behaviors 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St
Mar. 28, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St
Apr. 11, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Through the Looking Glass: Life Through the Filter of Personality Disorders 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St
Apr. 11, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Get Me Off This Roller Coaster: Coping Skills for Emotional Intensity Issues 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St
Apr. 18, 2015
8:30am-2pm
Planning for Successful Transitions Mini Conference - Preparing Youth for Adult Living, Learning and Working
VIEW FLYER | REGISTER HERE
4 hours Council Bluffs
IWCC
2700 College Rd
Looft Hall - Auditorium, Rooms 10 & 16
Apr. 25, 2015
9am-12:15pm
When Old Parenting Strategies Don't Work! Help Us Please! 3 hours Spencer
Dream Center
605 Grand Ave
May 2, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Its Impact on Children in Care 6 hours Council Bluffs
Country Inn & Suites
17 Arena Way
May 16, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Darkness to Light (Sexual Abuse Prevention) 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St
June 13, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St
June 13, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by May 29
4 hours Sioux City
To be announced
June 20, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Darkness to Light (Sexual Abuse Prevention) 3 hours Council Bluffs
Country Inn & Suites
17 Arena Way
June 20, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
I Won't Do It & You Can't Make Me! ODD in Kids and Teens 3 hours Council Bluffs
Country Inn & Suites
17 Arena Way
June 20, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Developing Emotional/Social Competency in Challenging Infants and Toddlers 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St
June 20, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Hope for Healing: Trust-Based Relational Interventions 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St
July 11, 2015
9am-4:30pm
L.E.A.N Start - Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition 6 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
July 18, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
July 18, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by July 3
4 hours Council Bluffs
To be announced
July 25, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Its Impact on Children in Care 6 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St, Nebraska Rm
Aug. 1, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Faulty Towers: A Session of Rebuilding 6 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S 32nd St
Aug. 22, 2015
9am-4:30pm
What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding to Troubling Behaviors 6 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd St, Nebraska Rm
Aug. 29, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Utilizing the NURTURED HEART APPROACH into Helping Children with Challenging Behaviors 6 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
Mar. 21, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
When Old Parenting Strategies Don't Work! Help Us Please! 3 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
205 W. 4th St,
Corral Room
Mar. 28, 2015
9am-4:30pm
From Fear to Love:
Beyond Consequences II
6 hours Mason City
Holiday Inn Express
3041 4th St SW, Stockman Room
Apr. 11, 2015
9am-4:30pm
What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding to Troubling Behaviors 6 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
205 W. 4th St,
Corral Room
Apr. 18, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
5826 University Ave, Gallery Room
Apr. 18, 2015
1:15-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Apr. 3
4 hours Cedar Falls
To be announced
Apr. 25, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Connect the Dots: Emotions to Behaviors 3 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
205 W. 4th St,
Corral Room
Apr. 25, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk 3 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
205 W. 4th St,
Corral Room
May 2, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Dangerous Playgrounds: Drug Awareness and Trends 6 hours Marshalltown
Best Western
Regency Inn
3303 S Center St
May 9, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Utilizing the Nurtured Heart Approach into Helping Children with Challenging Behaviors 6 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
5826 University Ave, Gallery Room
June 6, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Stick to It! Maintaining a Challenging Placement 6 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
205 W. 4th St,
Corral Room
June 13, 2015
8:30pm-2pm
Planning for Successful Transitions Mini Conference - Preparing Youth for Adult Living, Learning and Working
VIEW FLYER | REGISTER HERE
4 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
5826 University Ave, Gallery Room
June 20, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Cultivating Spirituality in Your Foster Youth (Even When It Is Different From Your Own) 3 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
205 W. 4th St,
Corral Room
July 11, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Putting a Stop to Elimination Disorders - Enuresis/Wetting & Encopresis/Soiling 3 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
205 W. 4th St,
Corral Room
July 11, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Grrr...I am Just So Mad: Helping Young Children Deal with Their Anger 3 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
205 W. 4th St,
Corral Room
July 25, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Through the Looking Glass: Life through the Filter of Personality Disorders 6 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
5826 University Ave, Gallery Room
Aug. 1, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
5826 University Ave, Gallery Room
Aug. 1, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by July 17
3 hours Cedar Falls
To be announced
Aug. 22, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Darkness to Light (Sexual Abuse Prevention) 3 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
205 W. 4th St,
Corral Room
Aug. 22, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Communicating With Your Child Through Play 3 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
205 W. 4th St,
Corral Room

 

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
Mar. 21, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Helping Children Heal from the Double Trauma of Sexual Abuse and Placement 6 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
Mar. 28, 2015
8:30am-2pm
Planning for Successful Transitions Mini Conference - Preparing Youth for Adult Living, Learning and Working
VIEW FLYER | REGISTER HERE
4 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Planters and Pioneers Room
Apr. 18, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Its Impact on Children in Care 6 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
May 2, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Get the Real Hook-Up: Teens and Technology 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
May 2, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Why Can't They Stop: Addiction and New Drug Trends 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
May 16, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Stop. Collaborate and Listen: Collaborating with Birth Families for Better Outcomes 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
May 16, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Real Help for Attachment Struggles 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
May 30, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by May 15
4 hours Davenport
To be announced
June 13, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Mood Disorders in Children and Teens 6 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
June 27, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
July 18, 2015
9am-4:30pm
For Better or Worse: Couples Who Foster 6 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Planters Room
Aug. 22, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Connect the Dots: Emotions to Behaviors 3 hours Burlington
Great Prairie AEA
3601 West Ave
Aug. 22, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk 3 hours Burlington
Great Prairie AEA
3601 West Ave
Aug. 22, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Get Me Off This Roller Coaster: Coping Skills for Emotional Intensity Issues 6 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Planters 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
Mar. 14, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Through the Looking Glass: Life Through the Filter of Personality Disorders 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
Mar. 14, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Get Me Off This Roller Coaster: Coping Skills for Emotional Intensity Issues 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
Mar. 21, 2015
9am-4:30pm
For Better or Worse: Couples Who Foster 6 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
525 33rd Ave SW
Apr. 11, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Stop. Collaborate and Listen: Collaborating with Birth Families for Better Outcomes 3 hours Ottumwa
Great Prairie AEA
2814 N Court St
Apr. 11, 2015
1pm-4:15pm
Grrr...I am Just So Mad: Helping Young Children Deal with Their Anger 3 hours Ottumwa
Great Prairie AEA
2814 N Court St
Apr. 18, 2015
9am-12:15pm
I Won't Do It & You Can't Make Me! ODD in Kids and Teens 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Four Oaks Bridge
2100 1st Ave NE
Apr. 18, 2015
1pm-4:15pm
Psychotherapy 101: What Therapy Is, How it Works & What You Need to Know 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Four Oaks Bridge
2100 1st Ave NE
May 9, 2015
8am-12:15pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Apr. 24
4 hours Cedar Rapids
To be announced
May 9, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
525 33rd Ave SW
May 16, 2015
8:30am-2pm
Planning for Successful Transitions Mini Conference - Preparing Youth for Adult Living, Learning and Working
VIEW FLYER | REGISTER HERE
4 hours Cedar Rapids
Human Services Campus
317 7th Ave SE-
2nd Floor Rooms A & B
June 6, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Utilizing the NURTURED HEART APPROACH into Helping Children with Challenging Behaviors 6 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
525 33rd Ave SW
June 27, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Decoding the Mystery of ADHD 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
June 27, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Worrywarts & How You Can Help Them: Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teens 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
July 11, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
525 33rd Ave SW,
Forum II
July 11, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by June 26
4 hours Cedar Rapids
To be announced
July 18, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Cultivating Spirituality in your Foster Youth (Even When It Is Different From Your Own) 3 hours Iowa City
Clarion Hotel
2525 N Dodge Street, Mirror Room
July 18, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Bullying – What’s a Parent to Do? 3 hours Iowa City
Clarion Hotel
2525 N Dodge Street, Mirror Room
July 25, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Helping Children Heal from the Double Trauma of Sexual Abuse and Placement 6 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
Aug. 1, 2015
9am-12:15pm
PTSD In Children With Special Needs 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
525 33rd Ave SW,
Venezia Room
Aug. 1, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
How to Organize Time and Organize Paperwork While Raising Kids with Special Needs 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
525 33rd Ave SW,
Venezia Room
Aug. 29, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Putting a Stop to Elimination Disorders - Enuresis/Wetting & Encopresis/Soiling 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
Aug. 29, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Grrr...I am Just So Mad: Helping Young Children Deal with Their Anger 3 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
Mar. 6, 2015
8am-4pm
IFAPA Spring Conference 6 hours Altoona
Adventureland Inn
3200 Adventureland Dr
Mar. 7, 2015
8am-4pm
IFAPA Spring Conference 6 hours Altoona
Adventureland Inn
3200 Adventureland Dr
Mar. 21, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Putting a Stop to Elimination Disorders - Enuresis/Wetting & Encopresis/Soiling 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Mar. 21, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Grrr...I am Just So Mad: Helping Young Children Deal with Their Anger
CLASS FULL - NO OPENINGS
3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Mar. 28, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking & Its Impact on Children in Care 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Apr. 11, 2015
9:30am-12:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training
CLASS FULL - contact Stephanie to be put on the waiting list
3 hours Ames
Public Library
515 Douglas
PEO Room
Apr. 11, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Mar. 27
4 hours Ames
To be announced
Apr. 18, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Utilizing the NURTURED HEART APPROACH into Helping Children with Challenging Behaviors 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Apr. 25, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Beyond Parenting 101 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
May 2, 2015
8:30am-4pm
Planning for Successful Transitions Mini Conference - Preparing Youth for Adult Living, Learning and Working
VIEW FLYER | REGISTER HERE
5 hours Des Moines
Iowa State Fairgrounds
May 9, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Up, Down and All Around - ADHD, ODD & Pediatric Bipolar Disorder 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
May 16, 2015
9:30am-4:45pm
The Grieving Process - How to Help You and Your Kids Heal 6 hours Ames
Public Library
515 Douglas
PEO Room
May 30, 2015
9am-12:15pm
"Quirky Kids": Strategies for Living with Young Children with Challenging Behaviors 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
May 30, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Facilitating Attachment in Foster and Adopted Children 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
June 6, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Managing Your Child/Teen's Behavior: 7 Ways to Foster Love, Respect and Communication 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
June 13, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Working with Birth Families 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
June 20, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Real Help for Attachment Struggles 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
June 20, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by June 5
4 hours Ankeny
To be announced
June 27, 2015
9am-4:30pm
I Don't Get It: Learning Disorders 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
July 11, 2015
9am-12:15pm
I Won't Do It & You Can't Make Me! ODD in Kids and Teens 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
July 11, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Psychotherapy 101: What Therapy Is, How it Works & What You Need to Know About It to Help Your Child 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
July 18, 2015
9am-4:30pm
What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding to Troubling Behaviors 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
July 25, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Allakazam! Does It Take Magic to Create Healthy, Positive Attachments with Foster and Adoptive Children 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
July 25, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Get the Hook Up: Teens and Technology 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Aug. 1, 2015
9am-12:15pm
When Old Parenting Strategies Don't Work! Help Us Please! 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Aug. 1, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Trust Based Relational Interventions 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Aug. 15, 2015
930am-4:45pm
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Its Impact on Children in Care 6 hours Ames
Public Library
515 Douglas
PEO Room
Aug. 22, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Aug. 22, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Aug. 7
4 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Aug. 29, 2015
9am-12:15pm
"Quirky Kids": Strategies for Living with Young Children with Challenging Behaviors 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Aug. 29, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
The Good Enough Parent: Promoting Mental Health in Young Children 3 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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