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, APR. 11

Stop. Collaborate and Listen:
Collaborating with Birth Families
for Better Outcomes

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

Grrr...I Am Just So Mad: Helping Young Children Deal with Their Anger
Ottumwa, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)

Through the Looking Glass: Life Through the Filter of Personality Disorders
Sioux City, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

Get Me Off This Roller Coaster: Coping Skills for Emotional Intensity Issues
Sioux City, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)

What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding to Troubling Behaviors
Waterloo, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

SATURDAY, APR. 18

Mandatory Child Abuse
Reporter Training

Cedar Falls, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

CPR & First Aid
Cedar Falls, 9am-12:15pm (COST - $40)

I Won't Do It & You Can't Make Me!
ODD in Kids and Teens

Cedar Rapids, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

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

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

Planning for Successful Transitions
Mini Conference - Preparing Youth for Adult Living, Learning and Working

Council Bluffs, 8:30am-2pm (FREE CLASS)

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking & Its Impact on Children in Care
Davenport, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

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 Going Paperless

Send IFAPA your name and email address by April 30th to continue to receive information pertinent to foster and adoptive families. By sharing your email address with IFAPA, you will continue to receive information on our annual Adventureland event, our newsletters that contain topics and parenting tips pertinent to adoptive families and details on our upcoming trainings.

PLEASE CONTACT IFAPA TO BE
ADDED TO OUR EMAIL LIST:

800-277-8145, Ext. 5 | ifapa@ifapa.org

 

 

Connections

New IFAPA Publication

This publication was designed to help birth parents share important details about their child to help ease their transition into a foster home.  Birth parents can share information on the child’s medical history, special memories they have of the child, and the day-to-day details (bedtime routine, food likes &
dislikes, fears, school performance, etc.).  Family photos and extended family contact information can also be shared in this booklet. This publication is also a great tool to encourage birth parents to complete and share with their child during family interactions. VIEW PUBLICATION

 

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Planning for Successful Transitions Conferences

Preparing Youth for Adult Living, Learning and Working

IFAPA is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with ASK Resource Center to provide five mini-conferences for parents, youth (ages 13 & up), social workers, educators and anyone else who is interested in learning more about permanency and transitioning issues. These conferences will be held at the following locations: Council Bluffs (4/18); Des Moines (5/2); Cedar Rapids (5/16); Cedar Falls (6/13). There is no cost to attend, breakfast and lunch are provided and there is a $25 travel stipend per family.
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