Resources for Parents

Parents should be prepared to talk with their children about child sexual abuse, watch for warning signs and take steps to protect their children from potentially harmful situations. Here are resources to help:


Take the Stewards of Children training.

Education for Children

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa supports child sexual abuse prevention programs in many Iowa schools. Contact Amber Russell to connect with local programs and resources.

Child Development and Warning Signs

Find tips for encouraging healthy sexual development.

Learn the warning signs of child sexual abuse.

Evaluating Organizations

Learn how to evaluate a youth-serving organization for your child’s safety.

Ask these nine questions when selecting a program for your child.

Finding a Caregiver

Read tips for selecting caregivers.

Find a quality caregiver in Iowa.

Sex Abuse Registry

Search the Iowa Sex Abuse Registry.

Know how to respond if there is a sex offender in your neighborhood.

Recursos en Español

Información sobre el abuso sexual de niños.

Para más información sobre el abuso sexual de niños en el estado de Iowa, visite "Una Guía para Padres, Tutores, y Personas que están al Cuidado de un Niño" aquí.

Para hacer un reporte de abuso de niños, llame al 1-800-362-2178. Visite éste página para más información sobre cómo puede reportar el maltrato de menores.

Para hablar con un consajero hispanohablante especializado en situaciones de crisis, póngase en contacto con Childhelp llamando al 1.800.4 A CHILD (1.800.422.4453).

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