IFAPA - A Resource for Iowa’s Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Families

The Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association is a non-profit organization serving as a resource to foster, adoptive and kinship families in Iowa. Membership with IFAPA is free for Iowa's foster, adoptive and kinship families. IFAPA provides training, peer support and resources to promote safety, permanency and well-being for Iowa’s children. Read more

IFAPA Workshops for Foster & Adoptive Parents & Workers


Developing Emotional/Social
Competency in Infants and Toddlers
Ankeny, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

Parents: You Matter!
Drugs/Alcohol, Your Teen and You

Ankeny, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)

I Won't Do It & You Can't Make Me:
ODD in Kids and Teens
Davenport, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

Psychotherapy 101:
What Therapy Is, How it Works
& What You Need to Know

Davenport, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)

Helping Children Heal from the Double Trauma of Sexual Abuse and Placement*
Sioux City, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

Mandatory Child Abuse
Reporter Training

Waterloo, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)


Helping Children Heal from the Double Trauma of Sexual Abuse and Placement*
Ankeny, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

I Don't Get It": Learning Disorders*
Council Bluffs, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

Mandatory Child Abuse
Reporter Training

Sioux City, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

CPR & First Aid
Sioux City, 1:15pm-5:30pm (COST $50)

To register for one of the above classes,
call 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or register here.
* Classes also approved for SW CEUs

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Current News



IFAPA is hosting our first-ever IFAPA Fall Conference in Waterloo on October 17th and 18th! IFAPA will now host a spring and fall training conference every year for foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers and workers.

To register online click here!


Job Opening at IFAPA

Executive Director Needed
IFAPA is currently accepting applicants for an Executive Director. If interested, please review the job description and how to apply. MORE ABOUT THIS POSITION
Application deadline: Oct. 3, 2014


Education book

Share this Free Book with Your Child's Teachers! - This booklet provides educators with information about issues that impact foster and adoptive youth, the effects those issues might have on classroom learning and how educators can assist and advocate for these students. To receive a copy (or multiple copies) of this book, please email your address to cthomason@ifapa.org.



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