Des Moines, Iowa – This Saturday is the deadline for nominations for the Community Hero Award for Iowans who have gone above and beyond to strengthen families while preventing child abuse. Deb Cox, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, says up to ten people will be singled out for the awards statewide.
The winners will be recognized during the annual Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support Conference which is scheduled for early May at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
This Saturday, April 1st, marks the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month in Iowa, with a goal of informing the public about the problem.
Cox says statistics on child abuse in Iowa for 2016 will be released in a few weeks. In recent years, she says cases of physical and sexual abuse have remained steady statewide while neglect cases have risen. Learn more and find nomination forms for the Community Hero Award at: www.pcaiowa.org.