A new website in Iowa has been launched to help prevent child sex abuse in Iowa.
The website is run by Prevent Child Abuse Iowa and focuses on providing information on sexual abuse prevention and supporting victims of sexual abuse. The creation of the Iowa Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment Resource was prompted by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State.
“This new online resource is a significant achievement in our efforts to prevent child sexual abuse in Iowa” says executive director Steve Scott. “The Sandusky scandal along with a state task force’s report generated awareness for this issue over the past year and led to important steps to better educate and prepare adults to protect children. This website will connect parents and professionals to the information they need to take action.”
The plan for the website was originally part of legislation passed last year, but because of the cost of the project it was dropped. PCA Iowa decided to take on the project along with assistance from members of the Iowa Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Task Force.