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 Winter Training Schedule

IFAPA will be posting our winter training schedule by November 24.

IFAPA's Training Schedule

WESTERN SERVICE AREA #1
Date & Time Name of Training Credit Location
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.
Jan. 17, 2015
9am-12:15pm
When Old Parenting Strategies Don't Work! Help Me Please! 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
Jan. 17, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Bullying - What's a Parent to Do? 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
Jan. 17, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Stick to It: Maintaining a Challenging Placement 6 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
Feb. 7, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Working with Birth Families 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
Feb. 14, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Doctors Speak a Foreign Language 3 hours Council Bluffs
Country Inn & Suites
Feb. 14, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Is Mental Health Puzzling You? 3 hours Council Bluffs
Country Inn & Suites
Feb. 21, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
Feb. 21, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Feb. 6
4 hours Sioux City
To be announced
Mar. 14, 2015
9am-4:30pm
PTSD in Children and Teens 6 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
Mar. 21, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
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
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

 

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. 22, 2014
9am-4:30pm
Where's the Map? Helping Your Child/Teen Navigate the Social World
CLASS CANCELLED
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.
Jan. 10, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Putting the Myths and Misunderstandings on Sleep Disorders to Bed 6 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
Jan. 24, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Its Impact on Children in Care 6 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
Feb. 7, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Law and Order: Foster Care 3 hours Fort Dodge
ICCC - East Campus
Feb. 7, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Jan. 23
4 hours Fort Dodge
To be announced
Feb. 14, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Up, Down & All Around: ADHD, ODD & Pediatric Bipolar Disorder 6 hours Cedar Falls
Clarion Hotel
Mar. 21, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
When Old Parenting Strategies Don't Work! Help Us Please! 3 hours Waterloo
Ramada Hotel
Mar. 28, 2015
9am-4:30pm
From Fear to Love:
Beyond Consequences II
6 hours Mason City
Holiday Inn Express

 

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
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.
Jan. 10, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Don't Worry About It! Anxiety, Panic and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 6 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
Jan. 24, 2015
9am-4:30pm
What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding to Troubling Behaviors 6 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
Feb. 7, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Davenport
Clarion Hotel
5202 N Brady St, Oakwood Board Room
Feb. 21, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Anger De-Escalation 6 hours Dubuque
Holiday Inn
Feb. 28, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Feb. 13
4 hours Davenport
To be announced
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
To be determined
Planning for Successful Transitions: From School to Adulthood; from Foster Care to Permanency TBD Davenport
To be determined
Please note: IFAPA will not be offering any trainings during the month of December.
The first training offered in 2015 will be held on January 10th.

 

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
Please note: IFAPA will not be offering any trainings during the month of December.
Jan. 10, 2015
9am-4:30pm
From Fear to Love:
Beyond Consequences II
6 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
Jan. 24, 2015
9am-4:30pm
I Don't Get It! - Learning Disorders 6 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
Feb. 14, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Putting the Myths and Misunderstandings on Sleep Disorders to Bed 6 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
Feb. 21, 2015
9am-4:30pm
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking & Its Impact on Children in Care 6 hours Iowa City
Clarion Hotel
Mar. 14, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Through the Looking Glass: Life Through the Filter of Personality Disorders 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Marriott Hotel
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
Mar. 21, 2015
9am-4:30pm
For Better or Worse: Couples Who Foster 6 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel

 

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
Please note: IFAPA will not be offering any trainings during the month of December.
Jan. 10, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Law and Order: Foster Care 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Jan. 10, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Why Can't They Stop: Addiction and New Drug Trends 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Jan. 17, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Jan. 17, 2015
1:15pm-5:30pm
CPR & First Aid (REGISTRATION FORM)
To avoid late fees pay by Jan. 2
4 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Feb. 7, 2015
9:30am-4:45pm
What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding to Troubling Behaviors 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Feb. 14, 2015
9am-12:15pm
Darkness to Light (Sexual Abuse Prevention) 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Feb. 14, 2015
1:30pm-4:45pm
Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Mar. 6, 2015
8am-4pm
IFAPA Spring Conference 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
Mar. 7, 2015
8am-4pm
IFAPA Spring Conference 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
6864 NE 14th St,
Suite 5A
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 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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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