IFAPA - A Resource for Iowa’s Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Families
For over 40 years, the Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association has been serving as a resource to foster, adoptive and kinship families in Iowa. IFAPA is a non-profit organization that empowers, supports and advocates for these families. Membership with IFAPA is free for Iowa's foster, adoptive and kinship families.
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IFAPA Workshops for Foster & Adoptive Parents & Workers
SATURDAY, FEB. 6
I Don't Get It: Learning Disorders*
Ames, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking & Its Impact on Children in Care*
Cedar Falls, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)
CPR & First Aid
Davenport, 8am-12:15pm (COST $40)
Mandatory Reporter Training
Fort Dodge, 1:15pm-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)
Utilizing the Nurtured Heart Approach
in Helping Children with Challenging Behaviors*
Storm Lake, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)
SATURDAY, FEB. 13
CPR & First Aid
Ankeny, 1:15pm-5:30pm (COST $40)
Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
Council Bluffs, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)
Responding to Cultural Differences - What's a Parent to Do?
Council Bluffs, 1:15pm-4:30pm (COST $40)
Notice to Foster Parents
Required Training Now Available
In September 2014, Congress passed the “Prevent Sex Trafficking & Strengthening Families” Act, H.R. 4980. This law establishes prudent parent standards throughout the United States. As part of this federal law, foster parents are now required to complete the Reasonable Prudent Parent Standard Training by September 30, 2016.
The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard allows foster parents to give their foster children permission to do age-appropriate activities that promote cognitive, emotional, physical and behavioral growth. All states are now required to promote normalcy for children in foster care.
For additional information and to view the RPPS training video, CLICK HERE.
IFAPA Spring Conference
April 8 & 9, 2016 |
Des Moines, IA
Our Spring Conference brochure has just been released and we are excited to share these amazing workshops with you! All of our conference workshops are approved for foster parent credit and many have also been approved for Social Worker CEUs. MORE INFORMATION
Preparing for Your Taxes
This issue of the Weekly Word is dedicated entirely to preparing for your taxes. You can find answers to common questions regarding the adoption tax credit, social security numbers, confidentiality, taxes and the adoption taxpayer identification number.
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