Current Training Schedule

Schedule Change

Foster, adoptive and kinship parents are welcome to attend any of our trainings. Even if you adopted internationally or domestically, all Iowa adoptive parents are welcome to attend. All of our trainings are approved for foster parent credit. There is no cost to attend our trainingsPlease note:  Children are NOT allowed at IFAPA trainings and child care is not provided.  Participants will be asked to leave if children are present. Children and infants are too distracting for training participants.    

How to Register

Parents:

Foster, adoptive and kinship parents can sign up for a class* by completing our TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM or by calling our office at 800-277-8145 ext. 1. IFAPA will follow-up within two business days to confirm your enrollment in the class.

Social Workers:

Some classes have also been approved for Social Worker CEUs.
VIEW CLASSES APPROVED FOR SOCIAL WORKER CEUS.
Social workers can register for a class by mailing in our CEU REGISTRATION FORM
with their payment, or they can pay online with a credit card. Social Worker CEUs are per person and cost $15 for a 3 hour class and $30 for a 6 hour class.

Others:

If you are not a foster, adoptive or kinship parent, you may still register for an IFAPA training (i.e. daycare providers, CASA workers, other human service professionals, etc.); however, there is a charge per person to attend an IFAPA training. IFAPA trainings are $15 for a 3 hour class and $30 for a 6 hour class. IFAPA trainings are only authorized for foster parent training credit. If you would like this class approved for your specific training needs (i.e. for child care) it is your responsibility to get it approved for credit. REGISTER FOR A CLASS & PAY ONLINE


IFAPA's Training Schedule

 

 

 

JUNE 2019 TRAININGS
Date & Time Name of Training & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,            June 8, 2019        (9 am - 12:15 pm

Foster Care Meets Mental Health

(Christy Meyer)

3 hours

Council Bluffs

Saturday,
June 8, 2019

(1:15-4:30 pm)

Working Through Anger

(Christy Meyer)

3 hours Council Bluffs
Saturday,            June 15, 2019      (9 am - 12:15 pm

Why Don't Friends Come With Instruction Manuals?

(Summer Brunscheen, PhD)

3 hours Coralville
Saturday,            June 15, 2019      (1 - 4:15 pm

It's All Greek To Me: A Brief Overview of Learning Disorders

(Summer Brunscheen, PhD)

3 hours Coralville
Saturday,            June 22, 2019      (9 am - 12:15 pm

Don't Worry About It: Anxiety, Panic and OCD - What's Really Going On

(Matthew Hiveley, PhD)

3 hours Ankeny
Saturday,
June 22, 2019

(1:15-4:30 pm)

Don't Worry About It: Anxiety, Panic and OCD - What You Can Do

(Matthew Hiveley, PhD)

3 hours Ankeny
Saturday,            June 22, 2019      (1 pm - 4:15 pm

Utilizing the Nurtured Heart Approach

(Mr. Kim Combes)

3 hours

Cedar Falls

 

JULY 2019 TRAININGS
Date & Time Name of Training & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,            July 20, 2019      (9 am - 4:30 pm

Grief and Loss: How to Help You and Your Kids Heal

(Matthew Hiveley, PhD)

6 hours

Ankeny

 

 

AUGUST 2019 TRAININGS
Date & Time Name of Training & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,
Aug 24, 2019

(9 am-4:30 pm)

Grief and Loss: How to Help You and Your Kids Heal

(Matthew Hiveley, PhD)

6 hours Coralville

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2019 TRAININGS
Date & Time Name of Training & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,            Sept 7, 2019        (9 am - 12:15 pm

The Brain: Normal Development vs. the Brain After Trauma   

(Joann Seeman Smith, PhD)

3 hours

Ankeny

Saturday,
Sept 7, 2019

(1:15-4:30 pm)

The Magic of Healing the Brain and Fostering a Secure Attachment
(Joann Seeman Smith, PhD)

3 hours Ankeny

 

TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING:
COMPLETE OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM*.

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