The Training Academy is interested in providing a variety of opportunities to support the professional development needs of staff. As unique training offerings are shared with the Training Academy, they will be uplifted to share with others.

Presented by Iowa DHS
Description: The training will provide more information about the standardized process for statewide implementation on how to best prepare children and their parents for a safe return home when reunification is the permanency goal. 

(Added 01/07/22)

 Kinship Caregiver Payment Program
Presented by Iowa DHS and Four Oaks, Family Connections Program
Description: The training will provide an overview of the Kinship Caregiver Payment Program. The program provides a time-limited payment for kinship caregivers. The training will cover the conversion process for existing kin/fictive kin placements and the responsibility of the Social Work case Manager with caregivers and the referral process to RRTS.

Benefits of Becoming a Licensed Foster Care Parent
Kinship Caregiver Payment Program

(Added 12/16/21)

Kinship Navigator Services: Advocacy for Kin and Networking with Community Resources
Presented by Families First
Training Agenda
Communication Continuum

Below the Waterline: Secondary Traumatic Stress and Opportunities for Trauma-Informed Supervision
Presented by ACEs 360
Description: This course is designed for supervisors in the health and human services sector to reflect on their experiences leading teams and to identify trauma-informed strategies that can support themselves and their staff with difficult work.