State Prevention Conference

The Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support Conference brings more than 600 professionals with a focus on improving well-being in Iowa families. National and state experts share the latest research and strategies among service sectors including family support, early childhood, education, health care and social work. This nationally recognized event increases the knowledge, skills and collaboration needed to improve the future well-being of our state.

It is organized by Prevent Child Abuse Iowa in collaboration with the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program under the Iowa Department of Public Health.

2017 Conference

Registration is NOW open for the 2017 Annual Conference
Register online today

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here. Sign up to be a vendor here.

For questions about the conference, contact Julie Dalrymple.

You can find presentation slides and resources here.

New this year - Community Hero Recognition Award!

Do you know someone whose life work has gone above and beyond to strengthen families and build hope in the life of families and the community, in turn making the community a safer place for children?

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa seeks to honor Iowans throughout the state who make a positive and significant impact on our community, exemplifying the spirit of our mission to strengthen families for safer, happier childhoods. Candidates that are chosen will be honored at the annual Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support Conference, on May 2, 2017.

Take a moment today and fill out a nomination for someone deserving of this statewide recognition!
View Community Hero nomination form.

Nomination forms must be received before April 1, 2017.  Please email nominations to Julie at with Hero Nomination in the subject line.

Thank you to our 2017 conference sponsors!

Broadlawns Medical Center

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