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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

  • What would you do to protect a single child from sexual abuse?

    When our communities have the tools that they need we can prevent child sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse is 100% preventable. There are things that we can all do to make that possibility a reality if we are willing. It is adults’ responsibility to ensure kids grow and develop in a safe and healthy environment. […]

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  • Educator Misconduct Bill Receives Unanimous Support in House

    One of the most important and consequential pieces of legislation we’ll pass this year. – Rep. Garrett Gobble, R-Polk, educator One of PCA Iowa’s key legislative priorities in 2022 is sexual abuse prevention in schools. We are pleased to report that one of our most sought-after bills, House File 2567, has passed the House with […]

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  • Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation in All 99 Counties

    Statewide child abuse prevention organization seeks county recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month from river to river Des Moines, IA – Prevent Child Abuse Iowa (PCA Iowa) has set an audacious goal for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April—a proclamation from county supervisors or local leaders in all 99 counties across the state.   […]

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