Family Interaction:

The Expressway to Permanency –   Facilitating Successful Visitation


Beginning March 30th through April 1st, 2009, the Department of Human Services will host four ICN training sessions regarding Family Interactions.

This training has been prepared by Norma M. Ginther, M.S.W., L.I.S.W and Jeffrey D. Ginther, J.D.

The training is open to DHS Staff, JCS Staff, Providers, and Foster Parent Liaisons.

The information below provides more detail about the training including training locations and times as well as forms needed for those that plan to attend.

If you have any questions please contact Mary Jo Beckman with the Iowa Department of Human Services at or by phone at (515) 281 4351.


Family Interaction Documents

Family Interaction Agreement

Family Interaction Plan

Family Interaction Note


Training Materials

Class Attendance Sign-in

Training Handout


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