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, AUG. 1
When Old Parenting Strategies Don't Work! Help Us Please!
Ankeny, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)
Hope for Healing:
Trust Based Relational Intervention
Ankeny, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)
A Guide to Childhood Developmental Trauma in Kids with Special Needs
Cedar Rapids, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)
How to Organize Time and Organize Paperwork While Raising Kids with Special Needs
Cedar Rapids, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)
Faulty Towers: A Session of Rebuilding
Council Bluffs, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)
Mandatory Child Abuse
Waterloo, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)
CPR & First Aid
Waterloo, 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
Saturday, August 8, 2015
IFAPA's Appreciation Day for Iowa's Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Families!
Families are able to purchase tickets from IFAPA at greatly reduced rates!!
FAMILY TICKETS: $22 per ticket for all immediate foster and adoptive family members 4 years and older living in your home. (All children 3 & under are FREE!)
GUEST TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased for other family members (not living in your home) or friends for $27 per person. (Regular tickets are $40 each)
DEADLINE: All ticket orders must be received no later than Friday, July 31st.
Does Your Foster Teen Need $300 for Activities?
SPECIAL FUNDING AVAILABLE
FOR TEENS IN FOSTER CARE
IFAPA has received special money from Chaffee Funds for teens (age 16 and older) in foster care that can only be requested through June 30, 2015. This special grant can be accessed through
IFAPA's Friends of Children in Foster Care Program. These grants will be available for up to $300 per youth for items such as: extracurricular activities, educational tutoring, senior photos, prom attire, class rings, camps, etc. This funding is for all teens (16 years and older) in a foster care placement including shelter, foster family homes, group care, & supervised apartment living. To apply for this special funding, please complete a FRIENDS APPLICATION and submit to IFAPA.