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AMBASSADOR

for children!

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  • defend children’s right to be free from violence, especially in their own home
  • encourage adults to demand that children have equal protection under the law from assault
  • encourage community leaders to act immediately to end corporal punishment

Our Mission

The U.S. Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings together individuals, groups, and organizations to create a unified voice calling for, and working toward, the end of all forms of physical and emotional punishment against children, especially in schools and homes.

The Alliance, through education and legal means, seeks to end all social justifications and legal authorizations of corporal punishment. Achieving these goals will give children the same protection from this sort of physical violence as is already enjoyed by adults under state and federal law.

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Become and Ambassador and help us End the Hitting of Children!

Support our efforts to promote the research, organize groups to demand change in public schools and the home, and to promote a public education campaign as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

Current Initiatives

  • #1 Initiative:

    The Alliance is teaming up with the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and the New York Foundling, as well as other organizations, such as Stop Spanking, to begin a national campaign to end the hitting of all children in schools and homes. One of the first initiatives we are taking is to have people join together as “ambassadors” to spread the word. If you are concerned about the welfare of children and want to protect children from physical punishment, please join us!

Current Events

A new study was published in July in the journal American Psychologist making the case that the evidence is conclusive that physical punishment is harmful to children: The Strength of the Causal Evidence Against Physical Punishment of Children and Its Implications for Parents, Psychologists, and Policymakers

The US Secretary of Education John King, Jr., released a statement on November 22, 2016 addressed to governors and state education administrators calling on them to end corporal punishment in schools! This momentous event is accompanied by the National Women’s Law Center publishing an open letter calling for the end of corporal punishment in schools.

  • Letter by US Secretary of Education, John King, Jr.
  • News Article covering John King’s statement

The effects of spanking your child are similar to the negative outcomes associated with overt child abuse according to the latest research. Join us in a discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff to discuss the details.

History

Across the U.S. and around the world, there are individuals and groups committed to ending corporal punishment of children. In the U.S., campaigns to end the practice began as early as the 1820s. More recently, the Center for Effective Discipline in 1987 began addressing the problem and coordinated the efforts of the National Coalition to Abolish Corporal Punishment in Schools (NCACPS) and End Physical Punishment of Children (EPOCH-USA). Other groups in the U.S. currently active to end the practice such as Parents and Teachers against Violence in Education (PTAVE), StopSpanking.org, NeverHitaChild.org, People Opposed to Paddling Students (POPS), and The Hitting Stops Here.