Cedar Rapids Pediatrics

CPC Events & Education

The Child Protection Center staff is committed to increasing awareness of child abuse issues in the community through events and educational programs. Several programs already exist, but the staff can design a program to meet your training needs. Fees vary based upon the presentation and the audience.

For more information, email us or call (319) 369-7908 or (800) 444-0224 ext. 7908.

Mandatory Reporter Training

This course is approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health and meets the two-hour training requirement for professionals required to report suspected child abuse in the state of Iowa. Topics include:

  • Overview of child abuse issues
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • State guidelines for reporting
  • Follow-up on reports

Physician Training 

An intensive one-on-one consultation for physicians/nurses conducting medical examinations of children alleged to be victims of child sexual abuse. Recommend three days of training. Topics include:

  • Psychosocial dynamics of child abuse
  • Medical evaluation of suspected victims of abuse
  • Collection of forensic specimens
  • Colposcopy
  • Interpretations of physical findings
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Pertinent literature

Fee: $500.00 per day

Coordinator Training 

A one-on-one consultation designed for program coordinators in the process of establishing child protection centers (child advocacy centers, etc.). Recommend three days of training. Topics include:

  • Planning and equipping a new center
  • Funding and billing
  • Coordination of team and working with the community
  • Interviewing procedures and protocols
  • Intake, record keeping, and statistical information
  • Medical protocol
  • Patient documentation
  • Lab and specimen protocol
  • Confidentiality
  • Quality assurance
  • Development of prevention programs
  • Expert witness training
  • National Children's Alliance (NCA) membership standards

Fee: $300.00 per day

Forensic/Interviewer Training

One-on-one training with a highly experienced interviewer to help the participant become familiar with the field of forensic interviewing. Three days of training recommended. Topics include:

  • Preparing a child for an interview and exam
  • Conducting a forensically sound interview
  • The use of "props" during interviews
  • Multi-disciplinary teams
  • Team role identification
  • Systems intervention
  • Expert witness testimony

Fee: $250 per day

Community Presentations

  • Sexual abuse dynamics
  • Domestic violence and the impact upon children
  • Child development
  • How to talk to your children about touches
  • Healthy versus unhealthy relationships
  • Drug endangered children

Fee: Free