Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Muscatine County

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Muscatine County (CPPC)

CPPC Muscatine County has been a program of ISU Extension and Outreach since 2014.  Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) is a community-based approach to child protection. Partnerships work to prevent child abuse, neglect, and re-abuse, safely decrease the number of out-of-home placements, and promote timely reunification when children are placed in foster care. Community members, professionals, and families work together to develop and implement local programs, services, supports, and policies that positively impact families and protect children from abuse. The long term focus of the Community Partnerships is to protect children by changing the culture to improve child welfare processes, practices, and policies. The Community Partnership approach involves four key strategies; shared decision making, neighborhood networking, individualized course of action, and policy and practice change, which are implemented together to achieve desired results.
 

CPPC Muscatine County Director: Dana Yerington, Dana@iastate.edu, 563-2635701

 

How Do I Become Involved?

CPPC is made up of a broad base of individuals and organizations in the community who are willing to devote their time, talent, leadership and resources to increasing families' protective factors and preventing child abuse and neglect before it occurs.
 
Participation is open to anyone in the community who wants to help; you may attend meetings as a professional representative of an organization that provides services and supports to vulnerable families or as a concerned member of the public not affiliated with an organization. All are welcome!  Contact Dana to find out the next meeting date!
 
CPPC Grant application - The Muscatine County Community Partnership for Protecting Children (CPPC) accepts grant applications throughout the fiscal year, which runs July to June. Proposals must show alignment with Muscatine County CPPC’s mission to prevent child abuse, neglect, re-abuse, safely decrease the number of out-of-home placements, and promote timely reunification when children are placed in foster care. This can also include education/training on culture and health risks that affect those youth at risk.

Upcoming Events!

 

No current events are scheduled
 

 

Past Events:

 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • 8:30 am - 4:40 pm
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine
  • Facilitator: Dawn Knutson
  • There is no fee to attend this workshop.  Lunch will be on your own.  
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces adult participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention and teaches individuals how to help an individual in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
  • Must register by June 8.  To register email name and phone number to dawn.knutson@scottcountyiowa.com
  • Event Flyer
Race: The Power of an Illusion Learning Exchange
  • Wednesday, Febraury 21, 2018
  • 8:45 am - 3:45 pm
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine
  • Facilitators: Malisa Rader and LaTasha DeLoach
  • There is no fee to attend this workshop. Lunch will be on your own. All registered attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. The curriculum meets the requirements for the award of 6.0 SW CEUs and 5.0 Foster Parent Training Credit Hours.
  • To register contact Dana Yerington, Dana@iastate.edu or call 563-263-5701
Race: The Power of Illusion Follow up meeting
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Noon to 1:30 PM
  • Muscatine County ISU Extension and Outreach Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine
  • The Race: The Power of Illusion follow up meeting was developed to assist those who wanted to continue the courageous conversations started at he workshop they attended.  
  • To register contact Dana Yerington at dana@iastate.edu or call 563-263-5701
Adverse Childhood Expreinces Workshop
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Noon to 1 pm
  • Muscatine County ISU Extension and Outreach Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine
  • Facilitator: Barb Dunn Swanson
  • The Adverse Childhood Experenices (ACE) Interface Workshop is designed to increase awarness of the ACE study and the science behind it.
  • To register contat Dana Yerington, Dana@iastate.edu, or call 563-263-5701

 

OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts
  • Friday, June 2, 2017
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM  Lunch and Learn: feel free to bring your lunch!
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine
  • OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts is an interactive session to learn useful, easy-to-learn phrases and skills for "speaking up" effectively against bias and stereotypes. The presentation will be delivered by Barb Dunn Swanson, ISU Extension and Outreach Family Life Specialist.
  • RSVP by calling 563-263-5701 or emailing dana@iastate.edu
 
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!!
  • Participate in the Blue Out Day on April 19th - take a picture with your friends or co-workers in blue on April 19th and post it to social media with the #greatchildhoodsmuscatine to be entered to win prizes!  Share the flyer!
Race: The Power of an Illusion Learning Exchange
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017
  • 8:45 am - 3:45 pm
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine
  • Facilitators: Malisa Rader, Gibril Mansaray and Ashley Hopkins
  • There is no fee to attend this workshop. Lunch will be on your own. All registered attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. The curriculum meets the requirements for the award of 6.0 SW CEUs and 5.0 Foster Parent Training Credit Hours.
  • Session is currently FULL - to be added to the waitlist contact Dana Yerington, Dana @iastate.edu or call 563-263-5701,
Braking Taffic- Human Trafficing in Iowa Lunch & Learn
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
  • Noon to 1 pm
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine
  • January is National Human Trafficing Awarness Month - learn about human trafficing in Iowa from Braking Traffik, a program of Family Resources. Feel free to bring your lunch
  • RSVP to kellys@famres.org
OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • 8:30 - 11 AM OR 6-8:30 PM
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine
  • OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts is an interactive session to learn useful, easy-to-learn phrases and skills for "speaking up" effectively against bias and stereotypes. The presentation will be delivered by Barb Dunn Swanson, ISU Extension and Outreach Family Life Specialist.
  • RSVP by calling 563-263-5701 or emailing dana@iastate.edu
Connections Matter Lunch and Learn
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Noon to 1 pm
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine
  • Connections Matter is a program developed by Central Iowa ACEs 360 Steering Committee, Trauma Informed Care Project and Developing Brain Group. The project’s mission is to find a shared message about brain development and trauma, and to engage community members in building healthy relationships. The presentation will be delivered by Dana Yerington.
  • RSVP by October 10 by calling 563-263-5701 or emailing dana@iastate.edu 
Race: The Power of an Illusion Learning Exchange
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  • 8:45 am - 3:45 pm
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine
  • Facilitators: LaTasha DeLoach and Malisa Rader
  • There is no fee to attend this workshop.  Lunch will be on your own.  All registered attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.  The curriculum meets the requirements for the award of 6.0 SW CEUs and 5.0 Foster Parent Training Credit Hours.
  • Register by September 5th by contacting Dana Yerington, Dana @iastate.edu or by calling 563-263-5701,  
  • Find more information on the Event Flyer
 
 
 

ABOUT IOWA CPPC

Iowa’s Community Partnership approach grew from initial work in Cedar Rapids in 1995 and now encompasses the entire state. Several new policy and practice changes in Iowa have been promoted, piloted and implemented through Community Partnership efforts. Family Team Decision-Making, Parent Partners and Iowa Youth Dream Teams are examples of these efforts. Trainings, professional development opportunities, and train the trainer programs have been developed and implemented to support improved practices and ensure quality and consistency across the state. State and regional networking opportunities, workshops and forums create an on-going learning community of stakeholders.

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