Iowa Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment Resource

Welcome! This site is intended to arm parents, professionals and community members with the knowledge and tools they need to protect and support Iowa's children. It is managed by Prevent Child Abuse Iowa.

This site is an outgrowth of Iowa's first-ever Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Task Force, led by Prevent Child Abuse Iowa. In 2011, legislators and professionals gathered to discuss improvements to laws and school policies to better protect children. One recommendation was to develop this resource for Iowans. Read the final report.

PCA Iowa partnered with Horby Zeller to review the research support for child sexual abuse prevention strategies, with a focus on primary prevention strategies. Read the Literature Review

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Unfortunately, we cannot address every question that arises, and we cannot provide advice on individual cases. If you have a question that isn’t answered by this site, please contact one of these help hotlines.

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Prevent Child Abuse Iowa 501 SW 7th St., Suite G1 | Des Moines, IA 50309 | P: (515) 244.2200 | F: (515) 280.7835

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