Cedar County Community Partnerships for Protecting Children

Contact

107 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772
563-886-6157

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Cedar County Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) is a community based approach to child protection. Partnerships work 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. 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 which are implemented together to achieve desired results. In Cedar County our CPPC board is comprised of many different agencies serving Cedar County families. CPPC also represents Families First of Cedar County which is the group focusing on Child Abuse prevention in Cedar County. Together these two groups are working to help in supporting families and strengthening communities because protecting children is everyones business.

Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS)

Contact

Louisa County Community Action
202 E. Access Road, Suite D/PO Box 29
Columbus Junction, IA 52738
319-728-2314

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Family Development and Self-Sufficiency is an in-home program helps families achieve self-sufficiency, both social and economic. Each family is assigned a Family Development Specialist to work with them an assist them to make use of community resources. These meetings occur at least once a month.

Lutheran Services in Iowa- The Iowa Youth Transition Decision Making Team (Dream Team Meetings)

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563-263-5170 -or-
563-322-7419

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Dream Team meetings are available for high school students in Cedar, Muscatine, and Scott Counties who are not currently on formal probation or involved with DHS.

Dream Team Meetings may include the following:
-creating an "All About Me" booklet to explain yourself and your needs
-identifying strengths and concerns
-making a plan
-sharing long-term goals
-choosing Dream Team members to help you
-making the commitment towards your goals

The meetings may occur in the home or out in the community.

Lutheran Services in Iowa- The Iowa Youth Transition Decision Making Team (Dream Team Meetings)

Contact

563-263-5170 -or-
563-322-7419

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Dream Team meetings are available for high school students in Cedar, Muscatine, and Scott Counties who are not currently on formal probation or involved with DHS.

Dream Team Meetings may include the following:
-creating an "All About Me" booklet to explain yourself and your needs
-identifying strengths and concerns
-making a plan
-sharing long-term goals
-choosing Dream Team members to help you
-making the commitment towards your goals

The meetings may occur in the home or out in the community.

Parent Partners

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800 East Iowa Street 2A
Eldridge, IA 52748

Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Parents empowering parents through the child welfare system.

Young House Family Services - ACT Day Treatment

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4717 Sullivan Slough Road
Burlington, IA 52601

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Alternative Community Treatment program is for youth ages 11-17 living in Des Moines, Lee, and Louisa counties. The goal is to decrease the need for these individuals to be placed outside of the home.

Programming includes skill development classes, Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART), community service projects, healthy interactions, team building activities, and weekly individual and family therapy.

Youth may be referred by the Juvenile Court Services or families my choose a private pay option.

Young House Family Services- Community Based Family Team Meetings

Contact

400 S. Broadway Street
Burlington, IA 52601
(319) 752-4000, ext. 128

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Through funding from Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, families with no current DHS or JCS involvement may utilize Community Based Family Team Meetings FREE of charge. Each family chooses who should be invited to the meeting and a facilitator assists the team to identify strengths and supports and develop a plan.

Family Driven. Family Focused. Action Oriented. Confidential.

Young House Family Services- Monitoring Programs

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4717 Sullivan Slough Road
Burlington, IA 52601

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Enhanced Monitoring/Outreach Program: Provides free services to families referred by the Juvenile Court Services. Services include in-home treatment and programming.

Tracking and Monitoring: Staff follow up with the youth in the home and school setting to ensure safety and to enhance accountability. Services are free by referral from the Juvenile Court Services.

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