Child Support

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Child Support Training, Outreach, and Research collaborates with Iowa Child Support Services within Iowa’s Health and Human Services (HHS) in accomplishing its mission to assist families to achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency by establishing and enforcing child and medical support orders and by processing support payments. Iowa Child Support also has projects and grants to increase and enhance the involvement of parents with their children and improve child support processes, help payors find work, facilitate access and visitation, and participate in other parental activities.

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Parenting: It's a Life

Parenting: It’s a Life (PIAL) is a free curriculum designed for grades 7-12. It introduces teens to the financial realities of being a parent, responsible decision-making, healthy relationships, peer pressure, and concepts related to paternity and child support.

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Voluntary Paternity Affidavit

The Voluntary Paternity Affidavit Program provides information, resources, and training to help Iowa families, hospitals and clinics, and community organizations understand the importance of establishing paternity, and learn how to complete the VPA process.

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Child Support Training Partnership

The CSTP aims to advance the current and future state of child support training through networking, communication, and collaboration.