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Iowa's Awesome Families: News & Updates

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 1:46pm

More than 400,000 children in the U.S. are part of the national foster care system and more than 23,000 of those individuals age out of the system each year. The foster care transition toolkit was created by the U.S. Department of Education to provide youth in foster care with the resources and...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 1:32pm

Ames, Iowa—Iowa KidsNet recently had the opportunity to speak in front of the congregation at Cornerstone Church in Ames.

For years, members of the church have been dedicated to providing children with loving homes through Iowa’s foster care and adoptive family systems, and...

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  • Dubuque Information Session

    Dubuque Information Session

    Let's make a difference together. Come explore foster parenting at our Dubuque information session!

    An information session is one of the first steps to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. You'll receive a basic overview of foster care and adoption and learn about characteristics of children in the child welfare system.

    To get started, fill out our online inquiry form today. We'll then follow up with information about the next steps, including how to register for a session.

    For questions, please call 1.800.243.0756.

     

    Date: 
    Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    Location: 
    Lutheran Services in Iowa, 2255 JFK Road (lower level behind Hartigs, Dubuque
    Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • CPR and First Aid Training

    CPR and First Aid Training

    Join us for CPR and First Aid Training.  This training will meet the requirements for relicensure; no group training credits will be awarded.

    Fee: $40/participant due at start of class

    To Register: FAMILYCONNECTIONS-NSA@FOUROAKS.ORG

    Date: 
    Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
    Location: 
    Grace Lutheran Church(in Fellowship Hall) , 211 South 9th St, Fort Dodge
    Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Spencer Information Session

    Spencer Information Session

    Let's make a difference together. Come explore foster parenting at our Spencer information session!

    An information session is one of the first steps to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. You'll receive a basic overview of foster care and adoption and learn about characteristics of children in the child welfare system.

    To get started, fill out our online inquiry form today. We'll then follow up with information about the next steps, including how to register for a session.

    For questions, please call 1.800.243.0756

    Date: 
    Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Lutheran Services, 12 E. 5th st. Spencer
    Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Recruitment, Retention, Training & Support Contract Overview

    Recruitment, Retention, Training & Support Contract Overview

    Join us for this training to learn more about the changes in Foster Care and Adoption services in your area.  This training meets the criteria for 2 re-licensing training hours.

    To Register: FAMILYCONNECTIONS-NSA@FOUROAKS.ORG

    Date: 
    Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Nazareth Church (Room 160) -7401 University Ave, Cedar Falls.
    Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Child and Adolescent Development Training

    Child and Adolescent Development Training

    Join us for a training on typical and a-typical youth development and what you may experience in your home.  This training meets 3 hours of group training. 

     

    To Register: FAMILYCONNECTIONS-CRSA@FOUROAKS.ORG

    Date: 
    Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    Location: 
    Iowa City, TBD
    Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm