Child Abuse Prevention Council

Warren County, Iowa
RSS icon Email icon
  • Welcome!

    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) 491-5056

    Council Coordinator Position Available

    Warren County Child Abuse Prevention Council has a job posting for a Council Coordinator. Please see the job description here:

    JOB TITLE: Part Time Council Coordinator

    SUPERVISOR: Executive Board
    Warren County Child Abuse Prevention Council: A non-profit organization that provides child abuse prevention education through programs such as Wee Care, Young Parents and Sexual Abuse Prevention and educational presentations to Warren County residents
    Mission Statement: “Our mission, in partnership with the communities of Warren County, is to provide support, instruction and service to families to help prevent child abuse”

    The coordinator is responsible for implementing community awareness and engagement about child abuse and prevention. The coordinator is responsible for providing or designating the supervision of the paid staff and volunteers as directed by the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Warren County. The Coordinator oversees the activities for the programs of Young Parents, Wee Care and Sexual Abuse Prevention.

    Passion for children is a must
    Complete required reports in compliance with the expectations of the funding sources
    Responsible for the completion of funding applications and grant writing
    Maintain compliance with all contracts
    Assist program facilitators
    Promote Council, programs and its services to the public at designated meetings and functions throughout the County
    Work with other agencies in the community
    Coordinate fund raising
    Facilitate communication between the Board and its employees
    Prepare, attend and report at all Council meetings
    Implementing community awareness and engagement about child abuse and prevention
    Assist in preparing and presenting fiscal budgets for review and approval by the Council
    Responsible for the hiring, supervising, evaluating and disciplining of Young Parents, Sexual Abuse Prevention staff and the Wee Care Coordinator
    Scheduling of programming and restaurants for Young Parents program
    Recruit Board members as needed
    Responsible for program development and strategic planning
    Update and maintain Board roster
    Process the mail
    Attend monthly payroll meetings
    Attend conferences, training and continuing education that support/enhance the Coordinator’s ability to meet the responsibilities of the position

    This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. The Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Board. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.



    Prefer degree in human services, public administration, business or social work with administrative experience, including directing or managing a public or private non-profit or human services program OR five (5) years leadership experience in a public or private non-profit or human services program
    Must be able to multi-task
    Experience in public speaking, grant writing and basic accounting knowledge are preferred
    Must meet the requirements for Mandatory Child Abuse certification within six (6) months of initial employment and recertification every five (5) years thereafter
    CPR and First Aid certification are preferred


    Must have reliable transportation and associated insurance
    Must pass a criminal history records check and child abuse registry check
    Perform other duties as assigned
    Familiarity to web pages and Facebook
    Have access to computer, printer and a phone
    Maintain Council records
    In-Home work position (there is no agency office space)


    Grant writing ability
    Computer skills
    Public Speaking

    To apply: Please send cover letter, writing sample and resume to WCCAP, 103 N Buxton, Indianola, Iowa 50125 or email by December 16, 2016. We are an EOE.


    Child Abuse Prevention Council Board Members








    Message from Warren County Children!


    Thank you Theisen’s for the generous donation!

    Theisen's 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!

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

    (From Prevent Child Abuse Iowa)