Additional Resources for Support Group Leaders

There are many foster, adoptive and kinship support groups held throughout Iowa. Those support groups would not exist without the hard work and dedication of the support group leaders. IFAPA assists support group leaders in the following ways:


IFAPA Staff Are Here to Help You Make Your Support Group a Success!

Here's a list of ways IFAPA can help you with your support group:


Additional Resources

IFAPA Support Group Payment Form - PDF NEW!
IFAPA Support Group Payment Form - WORD DOC NEW!

Foster Parent Training Application (470-2541) - PDF
Foster Parent Training Application (470-2541) - WORD DOC (can complete electronically)

Starting and Nurturing Adoptive Parent Groups: A Guide for Leaders
(Produced by the North American Council on Adoptable Children)
This guide for new and experienced parent group leaders covers topics such as becoming a leader, developing group identity, managing meetings, filing for tax-exempt status, and rejuvenating a struggling group. Along with sample forms and letters, the publication offers helpful tips and stories of how other groups creatively solved problems.




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