2019 C.A.R.E. Conference

IBC is excited to announce that registration is now open for their 4th Annual C.A.R.E. Conference: September 19-20, 2019 at Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny, IA. This year’s conference will be 2 full days with national speakers Ed Baker (Vermont) presenting about opioids and Debra Salz (Cedar Rapids) doing a session on self-care, as well as other great presenters on topics of human trafficking, microaggressions, Celebrate Recovery, Trauma Informed Care, and Ethics. Reduced registration price through May 31 which includes 12 CEU’s (if attending both days), lunches, snacks, materials and door prizes.
NASW has determined that this program meets the criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work for 12.0 hours (6.0 hours each day) of continuing education.
Link to Exhibitor Agreement and Information

Pay Your Fees Online

You can now pay your fees online using either your PayPal account, or a debit or credit card.  Go to the Pay Fees Online page and click on the service you wish to use to pay your fee. Fill in the form, and be sure to fill in the “Purpose of Payment” section to indicate which items you are  paying for.  If you are making payment for someone other than yourself or your agency, be sure to also indicate that person’s name.  Please note that a 3.5% surcharge will be added to the total to cover processing fees.

NEW Family Peer Support Specialist (FPSS) Credential December 1, 2018

Family Peer Support Specialists (FPSS) provide a variety of services to families.  These include sharing expertise by providing information, teaching coping skills, providing emotional support and helping parents become advocates.  Family Peer Support Specialists often help families navigate the child servicing services and help them understand available options for their child.  FPSS’s may accompany parents to meetings to ensure the parents’ voices are heard.  They are able to assist families by modeling good communication skills and sharing their own experiences in a positive manner.  The FPSS Handbook and Application are available on the website.