Juvenile (CINA) Law Resources

Iowa Standards of Practice for Attorneys Representing Parents in Juvenile Law (See Rule 8.36)

Parent Partners Information

Rules of Juvenile Procedure

Handbook on Juvenile Court for Parents

Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic

CASA Program

Middleton Children’s Rights Center

Children and Families of Iowa

Iowa Workforce Development

Parenting Classes/Workshops

Integrative Parenting Workshop

YMCA Fatherhood Program

Parenting Way

Medication Assisted Treatment (“MAT”)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment (downloadable .pdf—click on the link on the right)

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Drug Court

The ASAM National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use

Advancing Access to Addiction Medications

Financial Assistance (housing, utilities, food, etc.)

2-1-1 (United Way)

Polk County

Des Moines

Mental Health



Orchard Place


Treatment for Substance Use Disorders


House of Mercy



Primary Healthcare 

Hawthorn Hill

Catholic Charities

Bethel Mission/Hope Ministries

For Foster/Adoptive Families

The following links (through “Four Oaks”) are from DHS’ website regarding foster care and adoption:

Foster Care and Adoption 

How to Adopt or Become a Foster Parent

Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association

Accessing Adoption Records  

Certified Adoption Investigators

Child Placing Agencies

Group Foster Care Facilities

Former Foster Care Student Age 18 to 21:

Four Oaks

Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association (“IFAPA”)

Licensing and Regulation of Family Foster Homes

Foster Parent Training

Kinship Care

Other Foster/Adoption Resources:

American Academy of Pediatrics: Parenting after Trauma

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption|Foster Care

Foster Child Information Form (DRAFT)

Family Law Resources

Children and Families of Iowa

Iowa Workforce Development

Collaborative Law Attorneys in the Des Moines Area (Family Law) 




[1] Jean M. Baker, J.D. does not endorse any of the listed resources or attorneys or their work. This page is simply provided as a convenience to those seeking more information. If you have any questions, you are urged to contact the organization or the attorney of your choice.