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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

  • Position Statement on Proposed Iowa Health and Human Services Alignment

    Earlier in the year, the State of Iowa announced a planned Alignment between the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS). The two primary human services agencies in the state will soon become a single department, Health and Human Services (HHS). The Alignment is expected to officially begin […]

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  • 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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