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. Para ayuda en español, llame al 1.800.277.8145 ext. 1.

CPR registrations cannot be accepted until a payment has been received. IFAPA does not take CPR & First Aid registrations over the phone or via email. If you would like to register for a CPR class, please register and pay through our CPR Registrations link below or use our mail-in CPR registration form.
CPR & FIRST AID REGISTRATIONS

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 and cost $15 for a 3 hour class and $30 for a 6 hour class.

Others:

If you are not a foster, adoptive or kinship parent, you may still register for an IFAPA training (i.e. daycare providers, CASA workers, other human service professionals, etc.); however, there is a charge per person to attend an IFAPA training. IFAPA trainings are $15 for a 3 hour class and $30 for a 6 hour class. 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 & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,
Feb. 13, 2016
(9am-12:15pm)
Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
(Heather Craig-Oldsen, MSW, CSW)
CLASS CANCELLED
3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S. 32nd St
Dodge Room
Saturday,
Feb. 13, 2016
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
Responding to Cultural Differences – What’s a Parent to Do?
(Heather Craig-Oldsen, MSW, CSW)
CLASS CANCELLED
3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S. 32nd St
Dodge Room
Saturday,
Feb. 20, 2016
(9am-4:30pm)
The Grieving Process:
How to Help You and Your Kids Heal
(Matthew Hiveley, Ph.D.)
6 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd Street
Nebraska Room
Saturday,
Feb. 27, 2016
(9am-12:15pm)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd Street
Louis & Clark Room
Saturday,
Feb. 27, 2016
(1:15pm-5:30pm)
CPR & First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees pay by Friday, Feb. 12
4 hours Sioux City
To be announced
Saturday,
Mar. 12, 2016
(9am-4:30pm)
What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding Effectively to Troubling Behaviors
(Lois Smidt & Krista McCalley)
6 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
2211 S. 32nd St
Dodge Room
Saturday,
Mar. 26, 2016
(9am-4:30pm)
ACT on Your Stress: Stress Management for Foster and Adoptive Parents Using Acceptance and Commitment Training
(Warren Phillips, Ph.D.)
6 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
300 3rd Street
Nebraska Room

 

TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or COMPLETE OUR REGISTRATION FORM*.
*If you would like to register for a CPR class, please register and pay through our CPR Registrations link below or use our mail-in CPR registration form. CPR registrations received without a payment will not be accepted.
CPR & FIRST AID REGISTRATIONS

 

NORTHERN SERVICE AREA #2
Date & Time Name of Training & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,
Feb. 20, 2016
(9am-12:15pm)
Grrr…I’m Just So Mad, Helping Young Children Deal with Their Anger
(Joann Seeman-Smith, Ph.D.)
3 hours Mason City
Historic Park Inn
15 W. State St.
Saturday,
Feb. 20, 2016
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
Parenting the Willful Child: Helping Your Child Use Their Power for Good & Not Evil
(Joann Seeman-Smith, Ph.D.)
3 hours Mason City
Historic Park Inn
15 W. State St.
Saturday,
Feb. 27, 2016
(9am-4:30pm)
Dangerous Playgrounds 2.0: Drug Awareness & Trends (Mike McGuire) 6 hours Marshalltown
IA Valley (Marshalltown Community College)
3702 S. Center St
Use Door #11 - Near Baseball Diamonds
Saturday,
Mar. 5, 2016
(9am-12:15pm)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
5826 University Ave,
The Cedar Room
Saturday,
Mar. 5, 2016
(1:15pm-5:30pm)
CPR & First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees pay by Friday, Feb. 19
4 hours Cedar Falls
To be announced
Saturday,
Mar. 12, 2016
(9am-4:30pm)
Hope For Healing: Trust Based Relational Intervention (Darcie Van Voorst) 6 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
5826 University Ave,
The Cedar Room
Saturday,
Mar. 19, 2016
(9am-4:30pm)
Utilizing the Nurtured Heart Approach in Helping Children with Challenging Behaviors (Kim Combes, LBSW, M.Ed.) 6 hours Fort Dodge
Iowa Central Community College
East Campus
2031 Quail Ave
Triton Room

 

TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or COMPLETE OUR REGISTRATION FORM*.
*If you would like to register for a CPR class, please register and pay through our CPR Registrations link below or use our mail-in CPR registration form. CPR registrations received without a payment will not be accepted.
CPR & FIRST AID REGISTRATIONS

 

EASTERN SERVICE AREA #3
Date & Time Name of Training & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,
Feb. 20, 2016
(9am-4:30pm)
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Its Impact on Kids in Foster Care
(Teresa Downing-Matibag, Ph.D.)
6 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 Brady St
Oakwood Room
Saturday,
Mar. 5, 2016
(9am-4:30pm)
Utilizing the Nurtured Heart Approach in Helping Children with Challenging Behaviors (Kim Combes, LBSW, M.Ed.) 6 hours Burlington
SE Comm. College
1500 W Agency Rd - West Burlington
Room 501
Saturday,
Mar. 19, 2016
(8am-12:15pm)
CPR & First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees pay by Friday, Mar. 4
4 hours Davenport
To be announced
Saturday,
Mar. 19, 2016
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 Brady St
Terrace Room
Saturday,
Mar. 26, 2016
(9am-12:15pm)
Communicating With Your Child Through Play (Rebecca Dickinson, LISW) 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 Brady St
Oakwood Room
Saturday,
Mar. 26, 2016
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
But What Does Therapy Do? De-Mystifying the Therapy Process
(Rebecca Dickinson, LISW)
3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 Brady St
Oakwood Room

 

TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or COMPLETE OUR REGISTRATION FORM*.
*If you would like to register for a CPR class, please register and pay through our CPR Registrations link below or use our mail-in CPR registration form. CPR registrations received without a payment will not be accepted.
CPR & FIRST AID REGISTRATIONS

 

CEDAR RAPIDS SERVICE AREA #4
Date & Time Name of Training & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,
Feb. 27, 2016
(9am-12:15pm)
Calming the Trauma Storm
(Marty Wallace, LMHC)
3 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
IA City Room
Saturday,
Feb. 27, 2016
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
When Old Parenting Strategies Don't Work! Help Us Please!
(Marty Wallace, LMHC)
3 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
1200 Collins Rd NE
IA City Room
Saturday,
Mar. 5, 2016
(9am-12:15pm)
The Brain: Normal Development vs. Brain After Trauma (Joann Seeman Smith, Ph.D.) 3 hours Iowa City
Clarion Hotel
2525 N. Dodge St
Mirror Room
Saturday,
Mar. 5, 2016
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
The Magic of Healing the Brain and Fostering a Secure Attachment
(Joann Seeman Smith, Ph.D.)
3 hours Iowa City
Clarion Hotel
2525 N. Dodge St
Mirror Room
Saturday,
Mar. 12, 2016
(9am-12:15pm)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
525 33rd Ave SW
Forrum Room
Saturday,
Mar. 12, 2016
(1:15pm-5:30pm)
CPR & First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees pay by Friday, Feb. 26
4 hours Cedar Rapids
To be announced
Saturday,
Mar. 12, 2016
(9am-4:30pm)
ACT on Your Stress: Stress Management for Foster and Adoptive Parents Using Acceptance and Commitment Training
(Warren Phillips, Ph.D.)
6 hours Ottumwa
Great Prairie AEA Auditorium
2814 N. Court Street

 

TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or COMPLETE OUR REGISTRATION FORM*.
*If you would like to register for a CPR class, please register and pay through our CPR Registrations link below or use our mail-in CPR registration form. CPR registrations received without a payment will not be accepted.
CPR & FIRST AID REGISTRATIONS

 

DES MOINES SERVICE AREA #5
Date & Time Name of Training & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,
Feb. 13, 2016
(9am-12:15pm)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training
CLASS FULL - NO OPENINGS
3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Cntr
6864 NE 14th St, Suite 5
Saturday,
Feb. 13, 2016
(1:15pm-5:30pm)
CPR & First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees pay by Friday, Jan. 29
4 hours Ankeny
To be announced
Saturday,
Feb. 20, 2016
(9am-4:30pm)
Dangerous Playgrounds 2.0: Drug Awareness and Trends (Mike McGuire) 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Cntr
6864 NE 14th St, Suite 5
Saturday,
Mar. 5, 2016
(9am-12:15pm)
A Guide to Childhood Developmental Trauma in Kids with Special Needs
(Jolene Philo)
3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Cntr
6864 NE 14th St, Suite 5
Saturday,
Mar. 5, 2016
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
How to Organize Time & Paperwork While Raising Kids with Special Needs
(Jolene Philo)
3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Cntr
6864 NE 14th St, Suite 5
Saturday,
Mar. 12, 2016
(9am-12:15pm)
The Good Enough Parent: Promoting Mental Health in Young Children
(Dorothy Lifka, LISW)
3 hours Ames
Youth & Shelter Services (YSS)
420 Kellogg Ave,
Youth Activity Center
Saturday,
Mar. 12, 2016
(1:15pm-5:30pm)
CPR & First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees pay by Friday, Feb. 26
4 hours Ames
To be announced
Friday,
April 8, 2016
IFAPA Spring Conference 6 hours Des Moines
Airport Holiday Inn
Saturday,
April 9, 2016
IFAPA Spring Conference 6 hours Des Moines
Airport Holiday Inn

 

TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or COMPLETE OUR REGISTRATION FORM*.
*If you would like to register for a CPR class, please register and pay through our CPR Registrations link below or use our mail-in CPR registration form. CPR registrations received without a payment will not be accepted.
CPR & FIRST AID REGISTRATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

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