Other Workshops NOT Connected to IFAPA

The following trainings are not connected with IFAPA, but may be of interest to foster, adoptive and kinship parents.

If you have a training or conference that has been approved for foster credit and you would like to promote it here, please complete our online form.

Upcoming Conferences & Trainings
Date & Time Training
Details
Training Location For More
Information
Thursday,
April 20, 2017

8:45am-3:45pm
Race: The Power of an Illusion - Racial Equity Awareness Learning Exchanges
Approved for foster parent credit
Council Bluffs
Salem United Methodist Church
SEE FLYER
Saturday,
June 17, 2017

9am-4pm
We Are Family Summit for Foster and Adoptive Families
Approved for foster parent credit
Sutherland
Camp Autumn, 4233 Yew Ave
SEE FLYER

 

 

Training Credit for Movies & Books

DHS has compiled a list of movies and books that have been approved for foster parent in-service training. Foster parents can obtain a maximum of three hours of foster parent credit per training cycle; the other three hours must be obtained through a face-to-face group training setting.
VIEW LIST OF APPROVED MOVIES & BOOKS
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* This list of approved movies and books was created by DHS for the IFAPA website.

Foster parents are required to submit a report (see links below) to their licensing worker about what they read or viewed, including a summary of it and include what they learned and how it applies to increasing their skill as a foster parent.

Foster Parent Training Report (470-2540) - PDF
Foster Parent Training Report (470-2540) - WORD DOC (can complete electronically)

To request approval for a book or movie not included on the approved list, submit form #470-2541 - Foster Parent Training Application to DHS AT LEAST 30 DAYS before viewing the movie or reading the book. Send the form: to Heather Davidson, Foster Family Program Manager (DHS Division of Adult, Children & Family Services, 5th floor, 1305 E. Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50319-0114). Approved movies will receive 1 credit hour for each two program hours; theatre and most TV movies are not approved for credit. Books receive 1 credit hour for every 100 pages read up to 3 credit hours if the book is over 300 pages.

 

 

 

 

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