Training opportunities - Child & Family Policy Center

Training opportunities

Part of our mission is to help Iowans become effective advocates on behalf of children. We do this through advocacy trainings, community forums, focus groups and discussions.

Center staff members have provided hundreds of advocacy trainings around the state—Sioux City, Des Moines, Marshalltown, Storm Lake, Davenport, Burlington, Fort Dodge, Greene and Dubuque, just to name a few locations. Our trainings focus on understanding the legislative process, voter registration, ways to communicate with elected officials and learn where they stand on children's issues, etc.

We enjoy these events and want to visit as many Iowa communities as we can. We want to learn from you the challenges faced by Iowa’s children and their families and the potential solutions to improve their lives and build a strong Iowa!

To learn more about advocacy trainings or roundtable discussions, contact policy director Sheila Hansen at

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