I AM IN CONTROL website offers information about teen health, sexuality, and relationships. Health topics include: alcohol, tobacco, drugs, body image, bullying, suicide, teen dating (violence), life skills, fitness and nutrition, teen pregnancy and sexual health.
Immediate crisis support to abuse victims and their families.
Counseling for individuals.
Education and information on dynamics of abuse and violence.
Information on legal alternatives.
Protection order assistance.
Community education programs.
Crisis line available 24 hours.
Advocacy for individuals.
Support groups for adults and children. Adult classes offered in English and Spanish.
Shelter for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.
Criminal and civil justice and legal advocacy.
Protection order application assistance.
24-hour hotline for sexual assault and domestic violence, human trafficking, safety planning, and information.
Advocacy for safety planning, protection orders, transportation, housing, and shelter referrals.
Crisis counseling for adults.
Legal services provided for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
National dating abuse helpline and a 24/7 resource for anyone experiencing dating abuse and those concerned for them. Teachers, family members and friends can anonymously call a trained peer advocate.
Online chat is a one-on-one, confidential conversation at www.loveisrespect.org. Or live chat by texting 'loveis' to 22522.
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE IOWA'S mission is to lead child abuse prevention efforts in Iowa through advocacy, awareness and assistance. PCA Iowa manages state and federal grant programs, which contribute financial support to community groups that provide services to families. Child abuse prevention programs provide families with this social support, crisi...
Safe place for children to be interviewed by law enforcement, case workers, or forensic interviewer once abuse has been disclosed. Provides referrals to mental health services and support groups, and follows the case through the legal system. Assists parents in reporting abuse or following up on reports already made. Offers community educational...
Domestic violence program offers assessment and treatment. A domestic violence victim advocate is available.
Prevention and Support Services
1) Prevention Services include: New Parent Support Program that provides prenatal and postnatal assistance, education, in home visits by a community health nurse for parents of children 0-3 ye...
04/08/2020 - COVID-19 Changes:
Parenting Way is currently not able to hold in-person Parent Education classes and Children in the Middle Classes. We are working on an online class option. There will still be barriers for some. We encourage people to call us or sign up online, so we can keep in touch with them and pr...
Confidential helpline to prevent child sexual abuse before a child is harmed.
Helpline staff provide guidance so adults can learn about sexual abuse; identify specialized treatment options and resources for themselves or someone they care about; develop prevention and safety plan strategies; find language for an effective conversation wh...
Clearinghouse of information about missing and exploited children.
Cyber Tipline for reports of Internet-related child sexual exploitation.
Technical assistance to individuals and law enforcement agencies in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of cases involving missing and exploited children.
Eight week program for the prevention of substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, school failure, child abuse and neglect, mental health problems, and violence. FAST consists of a team of community members (teachers, community partners, parents, and volunteers) who run the program each week.
A sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
4-21-2020 COVID-19 Update:
We are still here. We’re still serving children.
The Child Advocacy Center is still open from 8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. We have
established teams that rotate into the CAC weekly, so that we may continue providing essential services while also safeg...
Safe place for children who are alleging sexual and/or physical abuse, have witnessed a violent crime, witness to domestic violence, and/or been kidnapped to be interviewed by law enforcement, case workers, or forensic interviewer. Coordinated multi-disciplinary approach to the ongoing investigation of child abuse cases which includes law enforcem...
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT: preventing child abuse and neglect through awareness and parent education classes. See website for times and locations. Classes include: Incredible Years and Stewards of Children: Darkness to Light.
INCREDIBLE YEARS teaches parents early prevention to promote social, emotional and academic competence and to preve...
Forensic interviews when requested by law enforcement or Child Protective Services. A child interview specialist will conduct a video-taped forensic interview with the child. One of the goals of this interview is to reduce the number of times the child must tell the story of his/her abuse.
Medical exams to evaluate children who are sus...