Resources[1]

211 (United Way of Iowa – a clearinghouse for resources in the state)

Juvenile (CINA) Law

For Parents:

Parent Partners Information

Handbook on Juvenile Court for Parents

Children and Families of Iowa

Iowa Workforce Development

Arc Point Labs (drug testing site)

House of Mercy

Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic

http://www.yessiowa.org

Glossary and Terms

MAT (See below)

For incarcerated parents (current or previous)

Iowa Works (Assistance finding employment when you have been incarcerated)

Drake Legal Clinic – Incarcerated Parents – Lots of resources here, for both families and professionals

Financial Assistance (housing, utilities, food, etc.)

General financial resources for parents 

Polk County

Des Moines

For Attorneys: 

Iowa Standards of Practice for Attorneys Representing Parents in Juvenile Law Rules of Juvenile Procedure

CASA Program

Iowa Children’s Justice Initiative

Iowa Children’s Justice Training Opportunities

Iowa’s Blueprint for Forever Families

Drake Middleton Center for Children’s Rights

Iowa Child Advocacy Board

Key Principles for Permanency Planning for Children

INFORMED COMPASSION: THE SAFE BABIES COURT TEAM APPROACH TO SERVING INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND THEIR FAMILIES IN DEPENDENCY CASES

PHYSICIAN PARTNERS IN SAFE BABY COURTS

One Family, One Judge, No Continuances

For Foster/Adoptive Families

From DHS’ website regarding foster care and adoption:

Foster Care and Adoption 

How to Adopt or Become a Foster Parent

Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association

Accessing Adoption Records  

Certified Adoption Investigators

Child Placing Agencies

Group Foster Care Facilities

American Academy of Pediatrics: Parenting after Trauma

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption|Foster Care

Former Foster Care Student Age 18 to 21:

Four Oaks

Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association (“IFAPA”)

Licensing and Regulation of Family Foster Homes

Foster Parent Training

Substance Use Disorders (including MAT programs)

Your Life Iowa (Iowa Department of Public Health)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment (downloadable .pdf—click on the link on the right)

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Drug Court

The ASAM National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use

Advancing Access to Addiction Medications

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Match

Family Law Resources

Children in the Middle Classes

Kids First Iowa 

Children and Families of Iowa

Iowa Workforce Development

Arc Point Labs (drug testing and paternity testing site)

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