2020 Child Abuse Prevention Conference

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FFA Enrichment Center

1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy

Ankeny, IA 50023

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The Child Abuse Prevention Conference brings more than 400 professionals to Des Moines with a focus on improving wellbeing in Iowa families.

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View the full schedule including breakout session descriptions at: https://2020childabuseprevention.sched.com/

Join us for the 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Conference! The conference integrates relevant, thought-provoking discussions with prevention professionals and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. As champions for children, attendees will be provided opportunities to update skills in serving communities, families, and children through advocacy, awareness, and assistance; and to formulate new strategies to develop professionally while helping to create happy and safe childhoods for children. Conference attendees are nurses, social workers, counselors, family therapists, parent educators, and in-home support workers representing agencies throughout Iowa.

Education provided to these professionals improves their practices in providing resources and education to parents, increases their knowledge of emerging research in improving child development, and helps them engage their communities in creating safer, nurturing environments for all children.

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa is happy to bring this valuable education to all family support professionals in Iowa and thanks our presenting sponsor the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program with the Iowa Department of Public Health.

The conference will include 30 dynamic sessions centered around home visiting, infant and children mental health, trauma informed practices, adolescent support, board development, parent supports, community wrap-around services, mental health, and sexual health. The conference will also include two keynote speakers, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and an awards ceremony.

Monday, May 4:

7:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Registration / Networking

11:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Box Lunch Provided

12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. Opening Session & Keynote Speaker

1:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m. Break

1:45 p.m. — 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Session 1

2:45 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Session 2

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. "They Have Names" Documentary Screening and Group Discussion (optional)

Tuesday, May 5:

8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Session 3

9:00 a.m. — 9:15 a.m. Break

9:15 a.m. — 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Session 4

10:15 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Session 5

11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Awards Presentation

1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Session 6

2:00 p.m. — 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. — 3:15 p.m. Closing Keynote

3:15 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors listed below, our fantastic volunteers, and the many souls who work every day to make life better for those around us.

  • Iowa Department of Public Health / MIECHV
  • Iowa Association of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Blank Children's Hospital
  • St. Gregory Recovery Center
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Orchard Place
  • Boys Town
  • University of Iowa School of Social Work
  • Broadlawns Medical Center

Refund Policy: Cancellations must be submitted via email to amozak@pcaiowa.org. Those who cancel by April 6th, 2020 will receive a refund of the registration fees, minus a $30 administration charge. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after April 6th. All refunds will be issued after the conference. Attendee substitutions are allowed.

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