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

FRIDAY, MAR. 6

IFAPA Spring Conference
Altoona, 8am-4pm (SEE LINK FOR COST)

SATURDAY, MAR. 7

IFAPA Spring Conference
Altoona, 8am-4pm (SEE LINK FOR COST)

SATURDAY, MAR. 14

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

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

PTSD in Children and Teens
Council Bluffs, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

SATURDAY, MAR. 21

Putting a Stop to Elimination Disorders- Enuresis/Wetting & Encopresis/Soiling
Ankeny, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

For Better or Worse: Couples
Who Foster

Cedar Rapids, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter
Training

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

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

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

When Old Parenting Strategies Don't Work! Help Us Please!
Waterloo, 1:30pm-4:45pm (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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Planning for Successful Transitions Conferences

Preparing Youth for Adult Living, Learning and Working
These conferences will be held at five different locations in Iowa: Davenport (3/28); Council Bluffs (4/18); Des Moines (5/2); Cedar Rapids (5/16); Cedar Falls (6/13). This event is for parents, youth (ages 13 & up) and professionals. There is no cost to attend, breakfast and lunch are provided and there is a $25 travel stipend per family. VIEW FLYER REGISTER FOR EVENT

 

IFAPA Legislative Breakfast

Every year, IFAPA hosts a Legislative Breakfast at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. This event allows foster, adoptive and kinship families to meet their legislators and discuss the importance of supporting issues affecting families and children.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 (7am-9am)
State Capitol Building – Des Moines
Legislative Dining Room – Lower Level
READ 2015 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

VIEW LEGISLATIVE RESOURCES

 

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Preparing for Your Taxes

It's Tax Time! Don't miss tax preparation information for foster, adoptive and kinship parents in our Weekly Word.

PLUS - Find additional answers to questions regarding social security numbers, confidentiality, taxes and healthcare coverage. MORE ANSWERS

 

 

 


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