IFAPA’s Fall Conference

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You Are Not Alone

IFAPA’s Fall Conference provides you the opportunity to meet other parents just like you while expanding your knowledge and giving you the tools needed to enhance your relationship with the children in your home.

Friday & Saturday
October 28 & 29, 2016
Coralville Marriott & Conference Center
300 East 9th Street

For more information on IFAPA’s Fall Conference, please click HERE to view a flyer.


Must be registered by Wednesday, October 19, 2016.



The Weekly Word – October 4, 2016

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The Weekly WordIn this issue of the weekly newsletter you will read about:

  • 8 Things You Can Do When Your Child is Belligerent
  • Knowing Common Sex Trafficking Language Can Help You Identify Victims
  • 5 Ideas to Help Your Teen With Identity Challenges in Adoption
  • Helping Your Adopted Child Maintain a Cultural Connection
  • IFAPA’s Fall Conference Offers Workshops on Identity Challenges in Adoption and Culturally Responsive Parenting
  • Free Coloring Book on Foster Care Helps Children in Care Ask Questions and Share Their Feelings

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Make a Weekend Out of It!

Attend IFAPA’s Fall Conference and Visit the Local Attractions
Friday & Saturday – Oct 28 & 29, 2016
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center – Coralville, IA

Local Attractions:

  • Iowa Children’s Museum
  • Amana Colonies
  • Tanger Outlet Mall
  • Carver-Hawkeye Arena
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Coral Ridge Mall
  • Coral Ridge Indoor Ice Arena
  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
  • Coralville Lake Recreation Area
  • Hoover Presidential Library
  • Antique Car Museum of Iowa
  • MacBride Raptor Center
  • Old Capitol Museum
  • Iowa River Landing



Native Voices

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Spirit, Place, Healing, and Justice

Saturday, October 22 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$15.00 | Registration ends October 17

View the flyer HERE.

Poverty Simulations

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Could you survive one month living in poverty?

(click the link above to view the flyer)

We invite you to walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in the Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS), presented by Operation: New View Community Action Agency, in partnership with the Loras College Department of Social Work and the Inclusive Dubuque Network.

November 18, 2016 | January 20, 2017| March 31, 2017 | May 26, 2017 | July 28, 2017

Register Today At:


You’re Invited…

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to attend a free luncheon sponsored by
Community Partnerships for Protecting Children and
The Dubuque Area Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse

Thursday, October 20, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Keystone AEA
2310 Chaney Road
Room 3AB
Dubuque, Iowa

Training for CPPC & PCA
If you would like to RSVP, please do so by October 17, 2016.
This training is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the PCA & CPPC Groups.

For more information, please click HERE to view the flyer.

Policy Action – Luncheon/Dinner Series

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Policy Luncheon Series Flyer

Explore various social justice issues and learn how you can engage in policy action at the local, state, and federal level. Meal included for those who pre-register.

CEUs available (see registration for more information).

To register for one or all of the sessions, visit
or call 563-588-6305

Asbury Eagles Club Burger Night

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Burger Night Flyer

Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Adults: $8.00
Children under 10: $5.00

CAPABLE Volunteer Co. is a nonprofit organization helping people with challenges to believe in their potential by volunteering in our community.
CAPABLE Volunteer Co. appreciates your support!

All you have to do is come and eat!
Brats, burgers, hot dogs, french fries, salad bar, and dessert!

Caring Active People Achieving Better Lives Everyday


The Weekly Word – September 27, 2016

Written By: IFAPA Weekly Word

The Weekly WordIn this issue of the weekly newsletter, you will read about:

  • Tyler’s Need to be Adopted by a Christian Family
  • Try the “Below Eye Level” Technique When Your Child is Upset
  • Understanding Your Child’s Difficulty with Social Skills
  • Video of Father’s Inspiring Speech to Daughter
  • Foster Parents Must Complete RPPS Training by September 30, 2016

Read the Weekly Word

Friday& Saturday – Oct. 28 & 29, 2016
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center – Coralville, IA


News & Views

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IFAPA’s Quarterly Newsletter
Fall 2016

Here are some of the topics highlighted in this issue:

  • A Message from DHS About Adoption Subsidy Checks
  • 25 Ways to Nurture Hurt Children
  • Search for Trainings by Topic on IFAPA’s Website (NEW FEATURE)
  • Team Work in Foster Care – Building a Child’s Team
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Don’t Have to be Doom and Gloom
  • Free Resources for Parents and Teens in Care
  • IFAPA’s Fall Conference in Coralville (Oct. 28 & 29)
  • Peer Liaisons Offer Foster Parents a Unique Kind of Support

Read the News & Views at the following link: READ FALL NEWSLETTER