COVID-19 Updates

CASA Policy Related to COVID-19
CASA Response 03/19/20
CASA Response 03/16/20
FCRB Response Plan 04/10/20
FCRB Response Plan 03/13/20
Guidance for Volunteers

Foster Care Review Board News

Local review boards around Iowa have been continuing to hold modified foster care reviews for children via virtual meetings. This has been an adjustment and learning experience for many of our facilitators and board members. We commend them for rising to the challenge to ensure that boards continue to conduct case reviews during the covid-19 pandemic to assess safety, well-being and timely permanency for children in foster care. As we move into National Foster Care Month, we are reminded that we can all play a part in enhancing the lives of these children, and it is important to recognize foster care as a service to families and promote reunification as the primary goal. We extend thanks and appreciation to our staff, facilitators and volunteers for their commitment to playing their part for Iowa’s vulnerable children and youth.

Annual Survey
The FCRB staff is implementing an annual survey for interested parties and stakeholders as part of the FCRB program’s annual evaluation. We have designed the survey to gather input on the effectiveness of citizen reviews in improving case permanency planning and meeting case permanency planning goals. Along with other interested parties, CASA advocates and coaches in areas with a citizen review board are encouraged to complete the survey. CASA advocates and coaches can obtain the survey information and link from the local coordinator where applicable. The survey will close June 30, 2020. We will incorporate information obtained from the survey in the Iowa Child Advocacy Board’s annual report and use the feedback to assess the need for modifications or improvements to the citizen review process.

Welcome to our new volunteers!

Megan Allen, Black Hawk
Aleesia Beary, Johnson
Shelby Behymer, Mahaska
Shaun Broyhill, Plymouth
Jo Burkhalter, Cherokee
Lisa Buss, Hardin
Roxanne Ellis, Woodbury
April Finnin-Rink, Dubuque
Scott Fortune, Black Hawk
Kelly Freed, Woodbury
Eileen Gengler, Clay
Kathleen Grace, Dubuque
Janice Hewitt, Black Hawk
Taylor Hopkins, Black Hawk
Linda Hunerdosse, Jefferson
Dawn Klingfuss, Black Hawk
Mackenzie Koehler, Dubuque
Ethan Lake, Jefferson
Jill Lane, Jefferson
Katie Murphy, Woodbury
Lorrayne Rudish, Linn
Raymond Smith, Clinton
Peter Steinfeld, Buena Vista
Meredith Treppa, Woodbury
Jessica Wardenburg, Polk


Printed from the Iowa Child Advocacy Board website on May 25, 2020 at 2:54am.