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AMBASSADOR

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What do we mean by Ambassador for Children?

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 an 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.

Policy Efforts

  • Spanking Harms Children according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement.

Organizations Who Endorse the AAP Policy
  • American Professional Society of Abuse of Children (APSAC)

Please CONTACT US if you would like your organization to endorse the AAP policy statement.

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!

#2 Initiative:

End Corporal Punishment in Schools. The US Alliance cosponsored with LivesInTheBalance a two-day conference on School Discipline that Works in Atlanta, Georgia to help raise awareness on the harms of corporal punishment and other punitive forms of discipline and better alternatives. We had more than 200 teachers and principals attend! More info…

Research

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.

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