Posted on October 26th, 2012 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 Iowa: If you suspect child abuse, please call 1-800-362-2178.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT US AT:
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!
SPECIAL EVENTS IN WARREN COUNTY:
Cookie Sale at Indianola Hy-Vee – Monday, April 18 – Sunday, April 24th
912 Jefferson, Indianola
Hy- Vee will donate $.50 for every dozen of Hy-Vee bakery cookies sold during the week of April 18th-24th. Proceeds will go to support child abuse prevention services in Warren County including the Wee Care Respite, Young Parents and Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs. Carry your groceries home in a paper bag decorated by Indianola Community School students .
Stewards of Children Presentation on April 26th and May 3rd
Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program will be presented at the Young Parents Program for current parents and expectant Warren County parents through 28 years of age. Free dinner for parents is provided as is free onsite childcare and dinner for children through six years of age. The meeting will be held in the Wesley Room at the First United Methodist Church in Indianola from 6:00- 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 26th and Tuesday, May 3rd. Parents who attend BOTH sessions will have their name entered in a drawing for a gift card.
Child Abuse Prevention Council Board Members
Message from Warren County Children!
Thank you Theisen’s for the generous donation!
This More for Your Community Grant from Theisen’s will be used to purchase 150 Stewards of Children Workbooks for participants in our Sexual Abuse Prevention Program. Pictured here are Justin Marvin (Indianola Theisen’s Store Manager), Karin Hooper (Prevention Educator), and Colleen Reisener (Council Coordinator).
Support the Warren County Child Abuse Prevention Council by eating at the Indianola Burger King on the 2nd Thursday of every month. The Council will receive 20% of ALL proceeds from 5-8PM, but be sure to drop your receipt in the bucket!
(From Prevent Child Abuse Iowa)