To report child abuse, please call the Department of Human Services 1-800-362-2178


Registration is open! The 2021 Child Abuse Prevention Conference will be delivered virtually on May 3-4, 2021. Visit the conference page for details.

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Our mission is to empower community prevention efforts to provide safe and happy childhoods through collaboration with diverse partners, leading to a better future for Iowa. Join us.

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At a Glance: Our Impact

  • 140

    Number of abuse prevention providers, state agencies, national partners, grant funders, policy makers, volunteers, and advocates that PCA Iowa collaborated with in 2019.

  • 11

    Number of children who benefited from child abuse prevention and adolescent pregnancy prevention programs in 2019 alone.

  • 1500

    Number of people touched by the Connections Matter program in 2019, which helps adults be better prepared to support children and manage stress.

news at pca iowa

  • Toolkit and Assets for Sex Ed for All Month in May

    Sex Ed for All Month is truly focused on “all” individuals regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, culture, abilities/disabilities or socioeconomic status.

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  • Prevent Child Abuse Iowa announces new slate of Board Officers at Annual Meeting

    Prevent Child Abuse Iowa held their Annual Meeting on April 13th, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. Due to social distancing measures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting was held virtually on Zoom. The new slate of Board Officers for 2021-2022 are as follows: John Marshall, President Katheryn Thorson, Past President Chris Gray, Vice President Nate Johnson, […]

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  • Annual Meeting on April 13th

    Prevent Child Abuse Iowa will be hosting our Annual Meeting on April 13th, 2021 at 7:30 AM. Due to the social distancing measures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we will be meeting virtually on Zoom. For login information to attend please reach out to Kate Murphy (

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