Stay Connected Through Events with Iowa Family Support Network

The Iowa Family Support Network would like to keep you posted on upcoming events in your area. Whether you are a parent or a provider, we will do our best to post any workshops, conferences, classes, and kid friendly events that are close to you!

  1. Resilience Film Viewing

    05/23/2018 @ 05:00pm
    Van Buren County Hospital at 304 Franklin St. Keosauqua Iowa

    "Join us for a viewing of the groundbreaking documentary Resilience! Directed by James Redford, the film centers on the biology behind Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and what current professionals are doing to combat the negative social and health outcomes that often result from them. We encourage all individuals who are interested in, or who work in the fields of, trauma, brain development, childcare, education, health care, and/or social work, to attend!

    We will begin the film promptly at 5:00 pm, as it runs for one hour and there will be a 30-minute discussion following.

    The event is free, but please RSVP to reserve your spot!"

  2. Aces: Adverse Childhood Experiences

    05/24/2018 @ 07:00pm

    Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute Continuing Education Go To Webinar for Aces: Adverse Childhood Experiences. This is a Webinar presentation by Jude Jensen, MSW, Ace Interface Master Trainer. Learning the facts about childhood trauma can help you to become more aware of developmental changes in the brain, leading you to become more compassionate to suffering, as well as more able to support others in recovery. Registration is required. To register, go to: This webinar takes place from 7 PM- 8:30 PM.

  3. STEM Family Free Night

    05/25/2018 @ 05:00pm
    Iowa Childrens Museum at 1451 Coral Ridge Ave. Coralville, IA 52241

    "Admission is free to all visitors from 5-8 pm the last Friday of every month sponsored by Rockwell Collins. Help solve a unique STEM Challenge in the STEM Studio focused on STEM problem-based learning."

    For more information visit

  4. Iowa Walks for Epilepsy

    06/02/2018 @ 08:00am
    Iowa City

    The Iowa Walks for Epilepsy & 5K is an event organized by the Epilepsy Foundation of Iowa. Come together and join others to raise money to help support the services and programs to people living with epilepsy in Iowa! The 5K run will be a chipped timed event again this year! To Register please visit: This event takes place: 200 East Park Road, Shelter #6 , Iowa City, IA US 52246.

  5. Autism Symposium

    06/07/2018 @ 08:30am
    Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa at Rocklin Conference Center B174

    "This training will focus on strategies for students of all ages in the areas of social thinking in the elementary years as well as transition from adolescence to adulthood with regard to the Criminal Justice System". This will be June 7th and 8th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

    The registration deadline is June 1st 2018. To register and for more information contact Jan Turbes at or 712-222-6041.

    The cost of this Symposium is $150 dollars. To find information on scholarships email

  6. Fathers Matter Community Celebration

    06/09/2018 @ 10:00am
    Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs Iowa

    "Fathers Matter is a fun filled event for children and families to celebrate the important role that fathers have with their children, family, and community. The event's activities, food, and beverages are FREE to all who come out and celebrate the importance of fathers!"

    "There will be arts and crafts, booth games, bike rodeo, fishing, kite flying, face painting and many more fun and family-oriented activities."

    For more information visit:

  7. Celebrate 100 years of Extension and Outreach

    06/09/2018 @ 02:00pm
    Sidney, Iowa

    On Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th there will be a celebration of 100 years of Extension and Outreach in Fremont County. There will be a dance, movie in the park, Bill Riley talent search, petting zoo, games and activities, face painting, and more.

    For more information visit

  8. Parent Cafe

    06/20/2018 @ 04:00pm
    Jasper Co Community Building 2401 1st Ave E Newton, IA

    Parent Cafe's are for parents with children to meet new people, make new friends, share ideas, get new ideas, and to have conversation with other parents. If you have any questions please contact Becky at 641-787-9224 or

    Here are the dates for the Parent Cafe's that are from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a free meal provided:

    May 16th 2018

    May 30th 2018

    June 6th 2018

    June 20th 2018

  9. Super Hero Night

    06/24/2018 @ 06:00pm
    Iowa Childrens Museum at 1451 Coral Ridge Ave. Coralville, IA 52241

    "During Super Hero Nights, admission is free for families with children who have special needs. Enjoy a quieter and welcoming environment throughout our exhibits." This event is from 6-7:30 pm.

    For more information visit or contact Aimee Mussman at or 319.625.6255 ext. 216

  10. Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute 2018

    07/13/2018 @ 08:00am
    Des Moines

    Parents or primary caregivers of children ages 3 to 19 with special health care needs living in Des Moines or western Iowa (west of I-35) are invited to participate in a special leadership training. Goals of the training are to: understand how to work with partners, become aware of one's own path to leadership, discover strategies for advocacy, prepare Community Service Project having impact at the community or systems level. Applications are due by Friday, July 13, 2018. This event costs $100. Scholarships are available. Training Schedule: September 7-8, October 5-6, November 2-3, and December 1. For more information contact Martha Hanley,, 3193560886, or Rachel Charlot,, 712-7925530