Prevent Child Abuse Iowa is dedicated to enhancing the skills and knowledge of anyone working to prevent child abuse in the state.

What Training is Right for Your Organization?

Community Training

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa provides small-group training sessions covering a variety of child abuse prevention topics. These sessions are best for organizations or groups of 15 people or more and can be scheduled throughout the year.

State Prevention Conference

The annual Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support Conference is a 2-day event held in Des Moines each May. The conference aims to increase knowledge, skills and collaboration for professionals with a focus on improving the well-being of Iowa families.

Regional Meetings

Regional meetings are held throughout the state and offer training on best practices in prevention. Anyone is welcome to attend; participation is strongly encouraged for Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Program (ICAPP) and Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (CBCAP) grantees.

Other Training Opportunities

PCA Iowa worked with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Quality Assist to develop the following online learning modules:

·         The ACE Study: Its Impact and Our Opportunity

·         A Child Abuse Prevention Response to ACEs

To access these free courses, follow these steps:

1.     Create a new account through ISU Extension and Outreach. Click here. 

2.     You will receive an e-mail notification from ISU Extension confirming your registration. Click on the link in the e-mail to be directed to ISU Extension's online courses page. Scroll down to the "Home and Family" section and click on "The ACE Study: Its Impact and Our Opportunity and A Child Abuse Prevention Response to ACEs" to be directed to both courses. You can also access both courses here.

3. Please note the technology requirements on the left-hand side of the page. You must allow pop ups through your Internet browser to access the course. Also note that we are unable to track any data given throughout the course at this time. Please print your action plan and certificate at the end of the course as proof of completion. Each module can take about 2-4 hours to complete. Learners have the option of leaving the course at any point and returning to complete the chapters.

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How We Prevent Child Abuse in Iowa

What we do and how you can make a difference.

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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