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
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
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
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
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
CLASS FULL - NO OPENINGS
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
Oct. 25, 2014
9am-4:30pm
For Better or Worse: Couples Who Foster
CLASS FULL - Contact Stephanie to be placed on the waiting list
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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