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, JAN. 7

The Grieving Process:
How to Help You and Your Kids Heal

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

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter
Council Bluffs, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

CPR & First Aid
Council Bluffs, 1:15pm-5:30pm (COST - $40)

SATURDAY, JAN. 14

Utilizing the Nurtured Heart Approach
in Helping Children with
Challenging Behaviors

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

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter
Cedar Rapids, 9am-12:15pm (FREE CLASS)

CPR & First Aid
Cedar Rapids, 1:15pm-5:30pm (COST - $40)

ACT on Your Stress:
Stress Management for Foster and Adoptive Parents Using Acceptance
and Commitment Training

Sioux City, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)

To register for one of the above classes,
call 800-277-8145 or REGISTER HERE.
Click here to register and pay for CPR
To view classes approved for Social Work CEUs, click here.

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Current News

 

Educational Videos from
Blank Children's Hospital

IFAPA has recently established a partnership with Blank Children’s Hospital, Regional Child Protection Center to collaborate in developing brief educational videos on topics involving foster children, such as children’s behavior, eating needs, physical issues and medical issues.

The following three videos are available for families to view on the IFAPA website and through the Blank Children’s Hospital Regional Child Protection Center website. More videos will be posted as they become available.

FOOD/EATING ISSUES & CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

FREQUENT INFECTIONS IN INFANCY/EARLY CHILDHOOD

BEDWETTING

 

Does Your Foster Teen Need $500 for Activities?

SPECIAL FUNDING AVAILABLE
FOR TEENS IN FOSTER CARE

IFAPA has received special money from Chaffee Funds for teens (age 14 and older) in foster care that can only be requested through June 30, 2017. This special grant can be accessed through
IFAPA's Friends of Children in Foster Care Program. These grants will be available for up to $500 per youth. This funding is for all teens (14 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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