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Prevent Child Abuse Iowa

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa’s mission is to lead child abuse prevention efforts in Iowa through:

Advocacy - advances the cause of child abuse prevention among legislators, administrators and professionals
Awarenessinforms the public about the effects of child abuse and methods to prevent it
Assistanceoffers organizational development, program guidance and grant management to local partners


PCA Iowa's focus on prevention is unique in the child abuse field, where most efforts involve treating children and families after abuse has already occurred. As research proves, focusing on prevention is a far more effective use of resources to help children reach their full potential as adults.

Our work not only focuses on raising awareness of the cause, but also is intended to support the work of local organizations which operate in alliance with PCA Iowa's mission. PCA Iowa manages state and federal grant programs, which contribute financial support to community groups that provide services to families. These services offer education to parents and assist families in building positive support systems. Prevent Child Abuse Iowa provides on-going training and education to its grantees in order to enhance their ability to prevent child abuse before it occurs.

Child abuse is preventable. Prevent Child Abuse Iowa recognizes it will take Iowans working together to ensure children are raised in safe, nurturing environments. The organization is proudly leading and inspiring others to create a state free from child abuse.

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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