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The Weekly Word – October 25, 2016

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

  • Why My Child Melts Down At Home But Not At School
  • The Child I Didn’t Adopt
  • Upcoming Adoption Events
  • Meet IFAPA’s Eastern Service Area Peer Liaisons
  • How To Help You and Your Kids Heal

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The Weekly Newsletter – October 17, 2016

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In this issue of the weekly newsletter you will read about:

  • Growing Pains in the Teenage Brain

  •  CPR Openings in Coralville at IFAPA’s Conference

  •  Weighted Blankets Can Ease Symptoms of Anxiety

  •  Meet IFAPA’s Northern Service Area Peer Liaisons

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The Weekly Word – October 11, 2016

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

  • Adoptive Family Needed for Little Boy
  • Peer Liaisons Navigate the World of Foster Parenting Both Personally and Professionally
  • Caring for a Child Who Takes Psychotropic Medication
  • IFAPA’s Fall Conference Offers Workshops on the Drug Culture in Iowa and Psychotropic Medications Prescribed to Children

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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

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The Weekly Word – September 27, 2016

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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

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

 

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The Weekly Word – September 20, 2016

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

  • Parenting a Child with Food Issues? 3 Game-Changing Perspectives
  • Know a Kid with Trust Issues? Try “The Babe Ruth Method” by Josh Shipp
  • The Children You Take Under Your Wings Have a Life Lived Already
  • Introducing Fall Conference Presenter: Resmiye Oral, MD
  • Dealing with Behavior Issues? Sign Up for Love and Logic Tips

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

 

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The Weekly Word – September 13, 2016

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In this issue of the weekly newsletter, you will read about:

  • The Deadly Game Your Kids Might Be Playing
  • Introducing Fall Conference Presenter – Lark Eshleman, Ph.D.
  • The Index Card Every Kid Needs to Get Today
  • Peer Liaisons – Foster Parents Supporting Other Foster Parents
  • Support Groups Offer a Great Way to Connect With Other Families
  • Findings on Adverse Childhood Experiences in Iowa

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

 

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The Weekly Word – September 6, 2016

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

  • Creating Trauma-Informed Classrooms (A MUST READ ARTICLE!)
    • The six primary risk factors and how these can impact a child’s ability to learn
    • Why dehydration can potentially create significant behavior issues
    • If children feel safe and connected to their teacher they will be able to learn
    • How to nurture relationships with students
  • Mental Health in Schools – A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions of Students
  • Notice to Foster Parents – A Required Training Due Sept. 30th
  • IFAPA’S Fall Training Schedule is Out
    • Classes coming to: Ames, Ankeny, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Charles City, Coralville, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Indianola, Ottumwa, Sheldon, and Sioux City

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The Weekly Word – August 30, 2016

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

  • Noah Dreams of a Family Who Will Cheer for Him at Football Games
  • I’m A Foster Parent, But Am I A Mom?
  • Pre-Placement Questionnaire for Foster Parents
  • September Classes Coming to Ankeny, Burlington, Carroll, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Davenport, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, and Sioux City

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The Weekly Word – August 23, 2016

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

  • Advice From Child Molesters – How to Protect Your Children
  • The Truth About PTSD in Children
  • A Letter to My Child’s Teacher About Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • 10 Things About Childhood Trauma Every Teacher Needs to Know
  • When People Don’t Get It! Understanding Developmental Trauma

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