Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC)
CPPC is a community-based approach to child protection. CPPC involves all community members and works to prevent child abuse, neglect, and re-abuse. The CPPC approach to child protection aims to change systems and community culture to improve child welfare processes, practices, and policies.
Through an intergovernmental agreement with the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, the CPPC team provides equity-centered training and guidance to families, communities, and systems collaborations, promoting authentic engagements that strengthen connections and improve child well-being outcomes. The team coordinates learning opportunities, facilitates technical assistance, and develops the CPPC approach in Iowa communities. Cultural and racial equity are priorities interwoven into the CPPC approach, focusing on decreasing disproportionality and disparity in child welfare. Throughout Iowa, there are 40 local CPPC decision-making groups in all 99 Iowa counties and 10 County Equity Teams linked to the Statewide Cultural Equity Alliance.