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, NOV. 5
Utilizing the Nurtured Heart
Approach in Helping Children with
Ankeny, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)
CPR & First Aid
Davenport, 8am-12:15pm (COST $40)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter
Davenport, 1:15pm-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)
What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding Effectively to
Dubuque, 9am-4:30pm (FREE CLASS)
FALL 2016 CONFERENCE
Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29
Marriott & Conf. Center in Coralville
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(REGISTER VIA MAIL)
Call for Conference Presenters
Are you interested in being a conference presenter at IFAPA's Spring Conference April 7-8, 2017 in Des Moines? For additional information including potential topic ideas, view the PROPOSAL FORM. Proposals are due by October 31, 2016!
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 for items such as: extracurricular activities, educational tutoring, senior photos, prom attire, class rings, camps, etc. This funding is for 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 an APPLICATION and submit to IFAPA.