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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

  • Join us for Let’s Talk Month in October!

    Conversations regarding healthy relationships, sex, and unplanned pregnancy should start early and continue throughout adolescence. Let’s Talk Month urges adults and adolescents to have open communication about sexuality. Prevent Child Abuse Iowa encourages adults to be the sex educators kids want, with the accurate information they need. Find communication tips, messages worth repeating, and more […]

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  • Connections Matter has been updated!

    Yes – you heard right.  It has been refreshed, updated, refurbished, reconditioned, improved, revised – whatever synonym you prefer, and we’re so excited to share! We heard feedback from around the state and worked with Dr. Linda Chamberlain, curriculum developer, to improve and update the curriculum.  The goal of Connections Matter remains the same: To […]

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  • 2020 Annual Report

    2020 was a year of many challenges and devastating losses, but also one of reminders and affirmation. We were reminded of our resilience and the importance of relationships. We saw the positive impact that communities can have on families. Prevent Child Abuse Iowa celebrated victories with new partnerships and programs to address community needs.  We look […]

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