HOPES-HFI Resources

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Early Childhood Iowa

Early Childhood Iowa is a confederation or alliance of stakeholders in early care, health and education systems that affect children age zero to five in the state of Iowa. Its purpose is to support the development and integration of an early care, health and education system for Iowa.

Healthy Families America

Healthy Families America is a national program model designed to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start. Families participate voluntarily in the program and receive home visiting and referrals from trained staff. By providing services to overburdened families, Healthy Families America fits into the continuum of services provided to families in many communities.

Prevent Child Abuse

PCA America

Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Working with our chapters, we provide leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. With the help of our state chapters and concerned individuals like you we're valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities nationwide.

PCA Iowa

Founded in 1975, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa's fundamental --- and critically important - mission is to end child abuse in the entire state of Iowa. Its single-minded focus on prevention is unique in the child abuse field, where most efforts involve counseling and treating children and families after abuse has already occurred.

Ages and Stages developmental screen

ASQ is a low-cost, reliable tool for screening children for developmental delays during the crucial first 5 years of life. Parents complete the simple questionnaires, and the results alert professionals when a child needs more in-depth assessment.

Early Access

Early ACCESS is Iowa's system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays. With our dedicated staff of compassionate professionals, Early ACCESS Iowa can connect you to local children's healthcare providers within the Early ACCESS network.

Maternal Depression screening

Beyond the Blues

Contains resources, screening and treatment tools, research, and referral information for professionals.