Four Oaks and Lutheran Services in Iowa now manage respective areas for foster and adoptive families.

In order to serve foster and adoptive families closer to where they live, Iowa’s Foster Care and Adoption Services will now be divided between Four Oaks and Lutheran Services of Iowa. Four Oaks will be serving areas 2-5. LSI will be serving area 1.

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Iowa's Awesome Families: News & Updates

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...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 3:19pm

September 30, 2015

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) has released its prelimiary fiscal year 2014 data.

Numbers at a Glance, as of September 30, 2014:

  • 415,129 children in foster care
     
  • 264,746 children entered...

Events

  • CPR and First Aid Training

    CPR and First Aid Training

    This is a CPR and First Aid certification course. Upon completion, you will receive a card and be certified for two years. A maximum of eight participants can be in this class. This class costs $30 for individuals or $50 for a couple sharing a book. Please RSVP to Joslynn Clark at Joslynn.Clark@LSIowa.org.

     

    Facilitator: Kate Jarred

    Date: 
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
    Location: 
    Burgess Health Center, 1600 Diamond St., Onawa, IA 51040
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
    Burgess Health Center, 1600 Diamond St., Onawa, IA 51040
  • Iowa City: Verbal De-Escalation

    Iowa City: Verbal De-Escalation

    Please join us for a training on tips and techniques to use for verbal de-escalation of children in your home. This training will meet requirements for 3 hours of group relicensure training.

    To Register: FAMILYCONNECTIONS-CRSA@FOUROAKS.ORG

    Date: 
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Location: 
    Four Oaks, 1916 Waterfront Dr, Iowa City.
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Four Oaks, 1916 Waterfront Dr, Iowa City.
  • Davenport: Child and Adolescent Development

    Davenport: Child and Adolescent Development

    Join us to learn more about typical and a-typical youth development and what you may experience in your home.

    This training will meet 3 hours of relicensing group training hours.

    To Register: FAMILYCONNECTIONS-ESA@FOUROAKS.ORG

    Date: 
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Location: 
    Family Resources (Building K) 2800 Eastern Ave, Davenport
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Family Resources (Building K) 2800 Eastern Ave, Davenport
  • Des Moines: CPR and First Aid Training

    Des Moines: CPR and First Aid Training

    Join us for CPR and First Aid Training.  This training will meet the requirements for relicensure.  No group training hours will be awarded.

    Fee: $40/participant due at the start of class

    To Register: FAMILYCONNECTIONS-DMSA@FOUROAKS.ORG

     

    Date: 
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Location: 
    Lutheran Services in Iowa, 3200 University Ave, Des Moines
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Lutheran Services in Iowa, 3200 University Ave, Des Moines
  • Clinton: CPR & 1st Aid

    Clinton: CPR & 1st Aid

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

    Fee:$40/participant

    To Register: FAMILYCONNECTIONS-ESA@FOUROAKS.ORG

    Date: 
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
    Location: 
    Zion Lutheran Church, 439 3rd Ave S., Clinton
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
    Zion Lutheran Church, 439 3rd Ave S., Clinton