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Helpful Resources

Resources[1]

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

every step (f/k/a VNS, HCI, and including Amanda the Panda grief Center)

Fun things to do in and around Des Moines

DSM4Kids This site has a listing of events and summer camps in and around Des Moines.

Juvenile (CINA) Law

For Parents:

Parent Partners Information

Handbook on Juvenile Court for Parents

Children and Families of Iowa

Iowa Workforce Development

Mid-Iowa Testing

House of Mercy

Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic

YESS

Glossary and Terms for Infant Toddler Court Teams

Medication Assisted Treatment (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.)

Polk County

Des Moines

Family Investment Prograhm (“FIP”)

Family Unification Program (“FUP”)

Zero to Three, Safe Babies Court

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

PHYSICIAN PARTNERS IN SAFE BABY COURTS

For Foster/Adoptive Families

From DHS’ website regarding foster care and adoption:

Foster Care and Adoption  (DHS)

How to Adopt or Become a Foster Parent (Four Oaks)

Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association

Accessing Adoption Records  

Certified Adoption Investigators

Child Placing Agencies

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)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Addiction Center

Your Life Iowa(Iowa Department of Public Health)

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

THE IOWA CONSORTIUM FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

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

Immigration

Refugee Immigrant Guide (“RIG”)

EveryStep (translators)

Language Line

VolunteerOpportunities

Volunteer Match

Family Law Resources

Children in the Middle Classes

Kids First Iowa 

Children and Families of Iowa

Iowa Workforce Development

[1]Serve Iowa does not endorse or recommend any of the listed resources or their work. This page is simply provided as a convenience to those seeking more information. If you have any questions, you are urged to contact the organization or the attorney of your choice.