State Prevention Conference

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The 2018 Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support Conference will be April 9-11 at the Iowa Events Center. 

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.


A discounted rate will be available at the following hotels:

Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center (515) 282-5251

Holiday Inn Downtown (515) 283-0151

Limited rooms available on a first come, first served basis. Ask for the “Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support Conference 2018” when booking your stay.

Nominate a Community Hero!

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

View the nomination form here. Community Heroes will be recognized at the conference on April 10th.


Thank you to our 2018 conference sponsors!

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