Child Abuse Prevention Council

Warren County, Iowa
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    Posted on October 26th, 2012 admin No comments

    Welcome to the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Warren County web page.  Together, we can make a difference in preventing child abuse.

    Our mission, in partnership with communities in Warren County, is to provide support, instruction, and services to families to prevent child abuse.

    The Child Abuse Prevention Council operates the Wee Care Respite Nursery, the Young Parents information and support program and a Sexual Abuse Prevention Program in Warren County, Iowa. The council also coordinates community awareness about child abuse and the importance of prevention. In 2009, the council began working with Warren County Public Health, Child Care Resource and Referral and Simpson College to create the Shaken Baby Prevention Partnership. As a result of this collaboration, the partnership now offers educational presentations designed to increase awareness, and to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome by teaching participants how to cope with a crying baby.

    Reporting Abuse in IowaIf you suspect child abuse, please call 1-800-362-2178.


    Child Abuse Prevention Council of Warren County
    P.O. Box 417
    Indianola, Iowa  50125
    (515) 962-9171

    Thank you Theisen’s for the generous donation!

    This More for Your Community Grant from Theisen’s will be used to purchase 75 Stewards of Children Workbooks for participants in our Sexual Abuse Prevention Program. Thank you!


    Article: A Proactive Approach to Preventing Child Abuse in Indianola – Karen DeVore

    (From Prevent Child Abuse Iowa)

    Special Events to Celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month in Warren County


    Warren County Read and Grow “Toddlerfest” 
    Carlisle Middle School
    Saturday, March 21st, 2015

    FREE Children’s Eye Screening Day &
    Preschool Scholarship Information at Wee
    Indianola First United Methodist Church
    (Corner of West Salem and North B St, Indianola)
    Use south doors under canopy
    Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
    8:30am – 3:00pm

    Indianola Lions Club, with the support of the University of Iowa Hospitals, is pleased to offer FREE eye screenings for children ages 6 months to 48 months. (Can be older if not already being served in a preschool program or home schooled.)

    Iowa State Extension and Outreach will also be available that day to help you explore preschool scholarships. If your child will be 3 years old before September 15, 2015, you don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity.

    No appointment needed. Open to the public. Questions? Call Lisa Gray at 515-961-4716

    Fundraiser at Indianola Hy-Vee 
    912 Jefferson, Indianola
    Thursday, April 9th
    4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Volunteers from the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Warren County will sack groceries and collect donations from 4:00-8:00 on Thursday, April 9th.  Donations will support local child abuse prevention services. An exhibit will be on display with free pinwheels, temporary pinwheel tattoos, and paper grocery sacks for kids to decorate. Join us and show your support for local prevention programs.

    Stewards of Children

    First United Methodist Church
    307 West Ashland Ave
    Indianola, IA 50125

    Tuesday, April 21st from 6-8pm
    Tuesday, April 28th from 6-8pm

    2-part sexual abuse prevention workshop provided at Young Parents. For Warren County parents and expectant parents through 28 years of age. Attend both sessions and earn 100 bonus Necessities Pantry Points (in ADDITION to the 40 points for attending EACH Young Parents session) and be eligible for a drawing for a $10 Wal-Mart gift card. Free childcare for children through 6 years of age AND free dinner for parents and children. For more information call 515-249-1947 or 515-360-0864.