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Phones for Families Sample Policy, Procedure, and Forms

Phones for Family Program Survey

This program is a joint collaboration between MIECHV, ECI, and LSI in response to COVID-19.

Programs are responsible for developing policy and procedure on who is eligible for receiving phones, how phones will be distributed, and how phones will be returned.

Programs are also responsible for the maintenance of the phones, including updates as necessary and management of participant’s personal information which may become stored on the phones.

Sample Phones for Families Policy, Procedure, and Form

You do not have to utilize this specific policy. Instead, we have provided you with a template that each program may implement, adjust, or toss out altogether. Once you have received your phones, it will be at each individual program’s discretion to loan them out as they see fit as the phones will be your property upon delivery.

Please contact Risa Ergenbright at Risa.Ergenbright@lsiowa.org if you have any questions.

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

 

IFSTAN Webinar #16: You Ask – IFSTAN Answers!

Please register for IFSTAN Webinar #16 You Ask – IFSTAN Answers on May 15, 2018 10:00 AM CDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3596316007971766787

Send us your questions! Are there aspects of the Iowa Family Support Credential process you’re unsure of? Do you have questions on Technical Assistance? Would you like more information on the structure of the peer review process?

Email Risa at Risa.Ergenbright@lsiowa.org or Leighann Mitchum at Leighann.Mitchum@lsiowa.org.

IFSTAN is ready to provide answers!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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IFSTAN Webinar #12: Human Resources

Please register for IFSTAN Webinar #12: Human Resources on Jan 16, 2018 10:00 AM CST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1330498517581137409

A stable, qualified workforce contributes effectively and efficiently to consumer satisfaction and positive service delivery results.

Join us to learn what the Iowa Family Support Credential requires from both a programmatic level and an organizational level.

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IFSTAN Webinar #9: How to Prepare for the Iowa Family Support Credential Renewal BEFORE TA Begins

Please register for IFSTAN Webinar #9: How to Prepare for the Iowa Family Support Credential Renewal BEFORE TA Begins on Oct 17, 2017 10:00 AM CDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/738535749245611522

Ready for renewal? Join us Tuesday, October 17th for the latest installment of webinars from IFSTAN. Learn how to prepare for renewal prior to submitting your renewal application and what to expect once you have. Have a copy of the Iowa Family Support standards for reference during this webinar!

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