Saturday, April 19, 2014


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"To influence and shape policy and practice for the betterment of
Iowa children and families and the organizations that serve them."

Champions for Children Awards

 2013 - 2014 Champions for
Children Award Winners  

 Champions for Children Awards are

presented each year to honor legislators

who have been advocates for

Iowa’s Children and Families.

Congratulations Winners:

Senator Amanda Ragan

Senator Mark Segebart

Representative Mark Costello

Representative Lisa Heddens

Representative Joel Fry

Senator Pam Jochum

Senator Bob Dvorsky

Representative Chuck Soderberg   



April is National
Child Abuse Prevention Month 

"April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to remember that we all can play a part in preventing child maltreatment.  Learn how you can make meaningful connections with children, families, and communities to raise awareness this april and all year long"



(Click above image to view the flyer)

Spring Regional Meeting

April 24, 2014
9 am - 5:30 pm
Boys Town, NE
Council Bluffs, IA  

Please click here to register


The National District Attorney's Association is hosting a

3-day conference from May 13th to 15th in Waterloo, IA:

 Which will include a training on "Victim-Oriented Investigation and Prosecution of Sex Trafficking Cases."  The schedule is posted below, and the full brochure, with details on the conference, is attached.

The training will be offered by Stephen Patrick OMeara, U.S. Assistant Attorney of Iowa's Southern District, along with Sara Swansen and Katie Gallo of YESS.  YESS has extensive experience (and training in) identifying sex trafficking victimization among its clients, thanks to Sara's leadership in this area; and Mr. OMeara, who has successfully prosecuted numerous cases, has expertise in victims' special vulnerabilities.


Please click the above image to view the brochure or click here

Click here to register!

Thank You for Being a Sponsor of the Spring Regional Meeting

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Event Updates

Stay up-to-date on events with The Coalition:
Upcoming Meetings
Spring Regional Meeting: April 24, 2014
Board Day: May 8, 2014
Collaboration Day: June 4, 2014
Live Trainings!

Unemployment Services Trust

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Alliance for Children & Families


Child Welfare League of America