Category Archives: Peer Review News

Updated Iowa Family Support Standards

Hopefully by now you have heard that the Iowa Family Support Standards have been updated effective 8.1.2019.  We have several documents that will help you become more familiar with the new standards as well as a link to a webinar that recently covered the updated standards and discussed the changes that need to be addressed in policy in practice.  Please see the links below.

Updated Standards Webinar

Updated Iowa Family Support Standards Webinar Slides

Iowa Family Support Standards – August 2019

Guide to Changed Standards – August 2019

 

Iowa Family Support Standards – September 1, 2019 Update

Effective August 1, 2019 the Iowa Family Support Standards have been updated.  Any program currently in TA or that has submitted their application for renewal may use the version of the standards they have been working off of (September 2016).  For any new programs who have not submitted an application for renewal or an initial credential as of August 1, 2019 they will use the updated standards.

Linked below you will find the new standards as well as a document that will help to figure out which standards have changed and how they have changed.

As always if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email me.

Iowa Family Support Standards – August 2019

Guide to Changed Standards – August 2019

 

IFSTAN Updated Expedited Renewal Policy

IFSTAN has updated the expedited renewal policy which will be effective for all programs starting TA for expedited renewals after October 1, 2018.  Accompanying this new policy is a very important TA Bulletin that will help programs as they start thinking about the renewal.  Below are the links to the new policy and TA Bulletin.

Updated Expedited Renewal Process – Effective July 1, 2018

TA Bulletin #1 – Revision Dates on Policies

 

Save the Date – Spring Peer Review Training

Please mark your calendars for our Spring Peer Reviewer Training on April 21, 2017.  The training will be held in Des Moines with a video conference option for those unable to attend in person.  As a reminder, in order to maintain your status as a certified peer reviewer, peers are required to complete an annual re-certification.  In the event that the peers cannot attend the re-certification training, they will need to make arrangements with me to complete their re-certification.