Training

PCA Iowa is dedicated to enhancing the skills and knowledge of anyone who want to help prevent child abuse in the state. Our group training events, regional training events and annual conference provide opportunities for advocates of all backgrounds to help promote the work of preventing child abuse.

PCA OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF TRAINING

Group Training Sessions

We offer group training sessions covering a variety of child abuse prevention topics. These sessions are best for organizations or groups of 15 or more and can be scheduled throughout the year.

See Sessions

Regional Meetings

These meetings focus on strategies to improve work with families and increase commitment for building safe, nurturing environments for kids. Participation is strongly encouraged for Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Program (ICAPP) and Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) grantees.

Visit Grantees Page

State Prevention Conference

The annual Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support Conference is a two-day event held each spring in Des MoinesThe conference increases knowledge, skills and collaboration for professionals working to improve the well-being of Iowa families.

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upcoming events

Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development-Train the Presenter(West Des Moines)

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

  • Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge 2500 Grand Avenue West Des Moines, IA 50265

Overcoming Barriers to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse (West Des Moines)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT

  • Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge 2500 Grand Avenue West Des Moines, IA 50265

Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development-Train the Presenter (Coralville)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT

  • Coralville Public Library - Meeting Room B 1401 5th St Coralville, IA 52241

Overcoming Barriers to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse (Coralville)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT

  • Coralville Library 1401 5th Street Coralville, IA 52241

Protective Factors Framework Training – Charles City

9:00 AM

  • Charles City Public Library 106 Milwaukee St Charles City, IA 50616
  • $ 50

2019 Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support Conference

12:30 PM

  • FFA Enrichment Center 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy Ankeny, IA 50023
  • $0 – $155

SAMHSA’s Trauma-Informed Approach: Key Assumptions and Principles

9:00 AM - 4:00 PC CDT

  • Clarke County Development Corporation 115 East Washington Street Osceola, IA 50213
  • $35

Protective Factors Framework Training – Leon

9:00 AM

  • The Family Place 907 W. 1st St. Leon, IA 50144