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Educator Misconduct Bill Receives Unanimous Support in House

Advocacy

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

Press Releases

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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2022 Advocacy Update #003

Advocacy

We’re almost halfway there! The 7th week of the 2022 legislative session is drawing to a close. Now that the deadline to introduce most bills has passed, the Legislature shifts its focus to amending, debating, and passing legislation. Read on to learn where child abuse prevention stands after the first funnel! These companion bills are […]

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2022 Advocacy Update #002

Advocacy

The first four weeks of the Legislative session are behind us, and the stack of bills grows ever higher! While the flow of new legislation affecting children and families has slowed, many of the first bills of the session have passed committee and will soon arrive on the floor for debate and vote. Here’s a […]

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2022 Advocacy Update #001

Advocacy

The 2022 legislative session is off to a busy start! In the first two weeks, we saw dozens of bills introduced that have the potential to impact the children and families of Iowa. Much of the legislation being introduced responds to Governor Reynolds’s priorities for the coming year. These include childcare access, growing the state’s […]

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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!

Connections Matter

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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