We build meaningful connections, share resources, and expand knowledge to create a stronger prevention network in Iowa.

Key Issue Areas

Participate in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) prevention efforts with the programs Connections Matter, Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE), Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs), and State Coalition on ACEs.

Participate in Neglect prevention efforts with the program Strengthening Families Program.

Lead in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) prevention efforts with the programs Care for Kids, Child Assault Prevention, Stewards of Children (Darkness to Light), and Healthy Relationships Project.

Utilizing the Protective Factors Framework through ACEs, Advocacy, Evaluation, and Training.

Implementing the Essentials for Childhood Framework strategies: Raise Awareness & Commitment, Use Data to Inform Solutions, Norms Change and Programs, and Policy/Advocacy.

The chapter works with the following evidence-based home visiting models: Early Head Start (Home Visiting), Family Resource Centers (FRCs), Healthy Families America (HFA), and Parents as Teachers (PAT) and participates in the statewide home visiting coalition.

Advocacy efforts include

  • safe organizations
  • working family support
  • expansion of Medicaid postpartum coverage to 12 months

Fast Facts

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The chapter partners with businesses/corporations, faith-based organizations, foundations, Kappa Delta, schools, and United Way.

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