Current Training Schedule

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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 trainings (with the exception of our Spring and Fall Conferences and CPR & First Aid classes).

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.

CPR registrations cannot be accepted until a payment has been received. IFAPA does not take CPR & First Aid registrations over the phone or via email. If you would like to register for a CPR class, please register and pay through our CPR Registrations link below or use our mail-in CPR registration form.
CPR & FIRST AID REGISTRATIONS

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

APRIL 2017 TRAININGS
Date & Time Name of Training & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,
Apr. 29, 2017

(9am-4:30pm)
Equip...Launch...Success! Preparing Your Teen for a Secure Journey to Adulthood
This free event is for teens and their foster parents.  Free breakfast and lunch provided.  Participants will learn about Human Trafficking and Helping Teens Transition Successfully to Adulthood. 
6 hours Ankeny
DMACC, FFA Enrichment Center
Saturday,
Apr. 29, 2017
(9am-12:15pm)
Everything You Wanted to Know About Foster Parenting But Were Afraid to Ask (Bambi Schrader) 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
Saturday,
Apr. 29, 2017
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
Crazy R Us - Managing Crises in Foster and Adoptive Homes (Bambi Schrader) 3 hours Council Bluffs
Holiday Inn Express
Saturday,
Apr. 29, 2017
(8am-12:15pm)
CPR and First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees, pay by Sunday, Apr. 16
4 hours Davenport
TBA
Saturday,
Apr. 29, 2017
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Davenport
Best Western Steeplegate
Saturday,
Apr. 29, 2017
(9am-12:15pm)
The Effects of Disrupted Attachment on a Child's Brain, Heart and Future (Kate Haberman, LISW, MFT, RPT) 3 hours Decorah
Hotel Winneshiek
Saturday,
Apr. 29, 2017
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
The Benefit to Being with a Child (Kate Haberman, LISW, MFT, RPT) 3 hours Decorah
Hotel Winneshiek

TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or COMPLETE OUR REGISTRATION FORM*.
*If you would like to register for a CPR class, please register and pay through our CPR Registrations link below or use our mail-in CPR registration form. CPR registrations received without a payment will not be accepted.
CPR & FIRST AID REGISTRATIONS

MAY 2017 TRAININGS
Date & Time Name of Training & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,
May 6, 2017
(9am-4:30pm)
Integrative Parenting: Strategies for Raising Children Affected by Attachment Trauma (Renae Jones, MS, LMHC) 6 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Cntr
6864 NE 14th Street
Suite 5
Saturday,
May 6, 2017
(9am-4:30pm)
What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding Effectively to Troubling Behaviors (Lois Smidt & Krista McCalley) 6 hours Burlington
TBD
Saturday,
May 6, 2017

(9am-12:15pm)
The ABC's of Early Childhood Connections: Nurturing Social & Emotional Development in Infants & Toddlers (Gwen Babberl, LMHC, CADC) 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel            525 33rd Ave SW
Saturday,
May 6, 2017

(9am-12:15pm)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Iowa City
Clarion Highlander Hotel                           2525 N Dodge St
Saturday,
May 6, 2017

(1:15pm-5:30pm)
CPR and First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees, pay by Sunday, Apr. 23
4 hours Iowa City
TBA
Saturday,
May 13, 2017

(9am-12:15pm)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Cntr
6864 NE 14th Street
Suite 5
Saturday,
May 13, 2017

(1:15pm-5:30pm)
CPR and First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees, pay by Sunday, Apr. 30
4 hours Ankeny
TBD
Saturday,
May 20, 2017

(9am-12:15pm)
Why Don't Friends Come With Instruction Manuals (Summer Brunscheen, Ph.D.) 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Cntr
6864 NE 14th Street
Suite 5
Saturday,
May 20, 2017

(1:15pm-4:30pm)
It's All Greek to Me! A Brief Overview of Learning Disorders (Summer Brunscheen, Ph.D.) 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Cntr
6864 NE 14th Street
Suite 5
Saturday,
May 20, 2017

(9am-12:15pm)
Grrr..."I Am Just so Mad!" - Helping Young Children Deal with Their Anger (Joann Seeman Smith, Ph.D., LMHC) 3 hours Davenport
Best Western Steeplegate
Saturday,
May 20, 2017

(1:15pm-4:30pm)
Parenting the Willful Child - Helping Your Child Use Their Power for Good and Not Evil (Joann Seeman Smith, Ph.D., LMHC) 3 hours Davenport
Best Western Steeplegate
Saturday,
May 20, 2017
(9am-12:15pm)
Trauma in Children & Teens: What it Really is and What Really Works
(Warren Phillips, Ph.D.) 
3 hours Mason City
TBD
Saturday,
May 20, 2017
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
Arrggg...What Can I Do With My Kids? The Power of Receptive Parenting vs. Reactive Parenting (Warren Phillips, Ph.D.)  3 hours Mason City
TBD
Saturday,
May 20, 2017
(9am-4:30pm)
What Are You Trying to Tell Me? Responding Effectively to Troubling Behaviors (Lois Smidt & Krista McCalley) 6 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn

TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or COMPLETE OUR REGISTRATION FORM*.
*If you would like to register for a CPR class, please register and pay through our CPR Registrations link below or use our mail-in CPR registration form. CPR registrations received without a payment will not be accepted.
CPR & FIRST AID REGISTRATIONS

JUNE 2017 TRAININGS
Date & Time Name of Training & Trainer Credit Location
Saturday,
June 3, 2017
(9am-12:15pm)
The Brain: Normal Development Vs Brain After Trauma (Joann Seeman Smith, Ph.D., LMHC) 3 hours Ames
Gateway Hotel            2100 Green Hill Dr
Saturday,
June 3, 2017
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
The Magic of Healing the Brain and Fostering a Secure Attachment (Joann Seeman Smith, Ph.D., LMHC) 3 hours

Ames                    Gateway Hotel  2100 Green Hills Dr

Saturday,
June 3, 2017

(9am-4:30pm)
Foster Care Meets Mental Health (Christy Meyer) 6 hours Cedar Falls
Hawkeye Comm College                      5330 Nordic Dr
Saturday,
June 3, 2017

(9am-12:15pm)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
Saturday,
June 3, 2017

(1:15pm-5:30pm)
CPR and First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees, pay by Sunday, May 21
4 hours Sioux City
TBA
Thursday,
June 8, 2017

(5pm-8pm)
FutureFest - Youth and foster parent event geared toward transitioning to adulthood 2 hours Council Bluffs
Iowa School for the Deaf
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd
Saturday,
June 10, 2017

(9am-12:15pm)
Gender & Sexuality Sensitivity (Kate Haberman, LISW, MFT, RPT) 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
Saturday,
June 10, 2017

(1:15pm-4:30pm)
The Effects of Disrupted Attachment on a Child's Brain, Heart & Future (Kate Haberman, LISW, MFT, RPT) 3 hours Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel
Saturday,
June 10, 2017

(9am-4:30pm)
Foster Care Meets Mental Health (Christy Meyer) 6 hours Clinton
Oak Tree Inn
Saturday,
June 10, 2017

(9am-12:15pm)
Human Trafficking - It is Here and Thriving in Iowa! (Ruth Buckels) 3 hours Sioux City
Stoney Creek Inn
Saturday,
June 17, 2017

(9am-12:15pm)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
Saturday,
June 17, 2017
(1:15pm-5:30pm)
CPR and First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees, pay by Sunday, June 4
4 hours Ankeny
TBA
Saturday,
June 17, 2017
(1:15pm-5:30pm)
CPR and First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees, pay by Sunday, June 4
4 hours Cedar Falls
TBA
Saturday,
June 17, 2017
(9am-4:30pm)
Utilizing the Nurtured Heart Approach in Helping Children with Challenging Behaviors (Kim Combes, LBSW, M.Ed.) 6 hours Fort Dodge
TBD
Saturday,
June 24, 2017
(9am-12:15pm)
Calming the Trauma Storm - Part 1 (Marty Wallace, LMHC) 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
Saturday,
June 24, 2017
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
Calming the Trauma Storm - Part 2 (Marty Wallace, LMHC) 3 hours Ankeny
IFAPA Training Center
Saturday,
June 24, 2017

(9am-4:30pm)
Equip...Launch...Success! Preparing Your Teen for a Secure Journey to Adulthood
This free event is for teens and their foster parents.  Free breakfast and lunch provided.  Participants will learn about Human Trafficking and Helping Teens Transition Successfully to Adulthood.  This event is part of AMP CAMP.
6 hours Bloomfield
Forest Lake Camp
11733 Copperhead Rd
Saturday,
June 24, 2017
(9am-12:15pm)
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training 3 hours

Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel         525 33rd Ave SW

Saturday,
June 24, 2017
(1:15pm-5:30pm)
CPR and First Aid (Register & Pay Here)
To avoid late fees, pay by Sunday, June 11
4 hours Cedar Rapids
TBA
Saturday,
June 24, 2017
(9am-12:15pm)
Gender & Sexuality Sensitivity (Kate Haberman, LISW, MFT, RPT) 3 hours Davenport
Best Western Steeplegate
Saturday,
June 24, 2017
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
The Effects of Disrupted Attachment on a Child's Brain, Heart and Future (Kate Haberman, LISW, MFT, RPT) 3 hours Davenport
Best Western Steeplegate
Saturday,
June 24, 2017
(9am-12:15pm)
The Brain: Normal Development Vs Brain After Trauma (Joann Seeman Smith, Ph.D., LMHC) 3 hours Red Oak
Montgomery Co Hospital
Saturday,
June 24, 2017
(1:15pm-4:30pm)
The Magic of Healing the Brain and Fostering a Secure Attachment (Joann Seeman Smith, Ph.D., LMHC) 3 hours

Red Oak
Montgomery Co Hospital

Saturday,
June 24, 2017
(9am-4:30pm)
Family Matters - Working with Birth Families in the 21st Century (Mike McGuire) 6 hours Spencer
TBD

TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING:
Call IFAPA at 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or COMPLETE OUR REGISTRATION FORM*.
*If you would like to register for a CPR class, please register and pay through our CPR Registrations link below or use our mail-in CPR registration form. CPR registrations received without a payment will not be accepted.
CPR & FIRST AID REGISTRATIONS

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