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Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Human Services, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: INTRO: Each week, the equivalent of a classroom of American children is lost forever due to child abuse, neglect, and bullying. American Society for the Positive Care of Children was founded in 2011 as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization from the strong desire of one caring individual to make a difference in the lives of abused children in America. American SPCC is devoted to building an active, caring community and partnering with like-minded organizations. We advocate for American children, promote positive parenting, and raise public awareness of the epidemic of child abuse, neglect, exploitation, and bullying in America. Together with our community of supporters, we give a voice to the ‘voiceless’ — the abused, neglected, bullied, and marginalized children of America. We provide a platform to promote social change, leading to a safer, healthier, and happier world for children. Reaching tens of thousands each month, our informational and help resources are invaluable to those in need seeking help with child abuse, neglect, exploitation, trafficking, bullying, foster care, positive parenting, child safety, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and more. Our help resources are used nationwide by children, youth, students, victims, families, parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, and professionals. Please join us in our mission, as we fight the epidemic of child maltreatment in America. We encourage you to Step up. Speak up! Report it! Advocate for children, because they can’t. Unite with us to promote social change and realize our ultimate goal, To Improve Children's Lives! VISION: We envision a society free of child abuse that promotes the positive care of children and youth and effectively addresses the epidemic of child abuse. MISSION: We empower a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to the positive physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children and youth in the United States.

Results: With limited resources, we have successfully... * Developed an active multi-member Youth Advisory Board, and empowered youth leadership roles focused on the many areas of child abuse and child-abuse-related issues. * Developed and initiated a grassroots movement of youth ambassadors promoting youth engagement, social and digital activism building greater public awareness of child abuse. * Developed a community service/work hours’ program for students engaged in American SPCC awareness programs, activities, and campaigns. * Hosted our 1st (very successful) annual Youth Forum live event in Portland, OR, November 2014 - "Listening to Youth-Driven Solutions." * Commenced planning and preparing for our 2nd annual Youth Forum live event in November, 2015. * Continued development and expansion of American SPCC's website offering online informational resource for child abuse, bullying, children's rights, and positive parenting. * Commenced the development of our ‘THINK’ initiative. A branded Public Service Announcement online and social media child abuse awareness program. * Increased public awareness of child abuse through our social media and online outreach campaigns, and built a larger (and growing) supportive community. * Created and successfully executed 2014 #givingtuesday and year-end fundraising campaigns, and planning for 2015. * Revised the organization’s overall five-year Strategic Plan, and developed our 2015 Annual Operating Plan, guiding our growth, managing our priorities, assigning our responsibilities, tracking our progress, and planning for cash, which will ensure the overall success and accomplishment of short-term and long-term goals.

Target demographics: Address the Silent Epidemic of Child Abuse, Neglect, and Bullying. Build Public Awareness of Child Abuse, and Advocate for Children.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Advocate for marginalized, abused, neglected and bullied children. Increase public awareness of the epidemic of child abuse and neglect in America. Build a larger active, engaged and nurturing community. Provide the tools and platform for socially-conscious members of the public to engage and make a difference. Develop our Youth Ambassador Program, and a multi-member Youth Advisory Board. Empower youth leadership roles supporting social change, to advocate for underprivileged, abused, and bullied children.

Geographic areas served: Carlsbad, CA

Programs: * Grassroots Movement of Youth-Inspired Solutions to End Abuse, Youth-Led school clubs, Youth Ambassadors, and youth-driven solutions. * Annual Live Event Youth Forum - "Listening to Youth-Driven Solutions." * Develop and implement an online social media and PR campaign promoting public awareness of child abuse and neglect, help resources, education, tips, and solutions. * Build digital informational resources on child abuse, sexual abuse, bullying, foster care, advocacy for children, and positive parenting. * Programs and campaigns focused on advocacy for children, and public awareness of the epidemic of child abuse and neglect. * Awareness petitions and letter-writing campaigns supporting the U.S. ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

American SPCC is a very important organization to us as advocates against the maltreatment of children in America. We are long time supporters of the work they are doing to stand up and speak out against child abuse. We must unite and work together as a country to raise awareness and prevent this epidemic from continuing. The children are our future and they need us. Thank you American SPCC for your dedication and and continuous hard work!

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AmericanSPCC Thank you so much, Rhonda. It takes a community of caring individuals like you to make a difference. We appreciate your support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our son has been the target of bullying and we were led to the webpage of American SPCC where they have offered resources on the causes and physical effects of bullying as well as offered a guide to bullying prevention. Thank you American SPCC for all your hard work to STOMP out bullying

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AmericanSPCC 05/11/2017

We are so sorry to hear your son as been the target of bullying. We are pleased you found our information and help resources useful in this situation. We wish you well in ending this abusive bullying. Thank you for writing to let us know, and for your kind words of encouragement.

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Donor

Rating: 5

American SPCC is a very special organization to us. It is very important that we work together and advocate for children in America. We love supporting them and will continue to do so in the years to come. Thank you for all of your strong efforts.

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AmericanSPCC 05/01/2017

Thank you so much for your kind words Alica, and your generous support. You are so very much appreciated. It's inspiring to receive your encouraging comment.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As we live in a world with ever growing uncertainty for our children's future, it is comforting to know that organizations like the American SPCC are there to support and advocate for children that are victims of abuse. Their message gives hope that we can stop the cycle of abuse and give a brighter future to every child.

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AmericanSPCC 05/03/2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and generous support. It means a great deal to our organization and our community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

American Society for the Positive Care of children is my favourite charity to support because of the informative and proactive measures they take to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect. I give this charity 5 stars!

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AmericanSPCC 04/27/2017

Joanne, thank you so much for your supportive words. Your support is encouraging to us (American SPCC), and so very important to the cause. Your comment is valued and appreciated.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The reason I love this charity is because they are very forward thinking in their approach to getting information out there. They actually provide on their website, pre-made memes, and all the instructions on how you would share them on your own social media. They have a wealth of resources and information that has been collected and put in one location for easy access for anyone who needs help. Lastly they are focused on finding solutions from the youth of today. This is highly effective for 2 reasons: young people know best how to communicate to their peers and have new fresh ideas and also they are going to be the next generation of parents, so raising their awareness of the issue of Child Abuse is taking a pro active and hopefully preventative stance.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came across the American SPCC on Facebook and have read a lot of the information that they share on-line. I have learned so much more about what constitutes child abuse and they are actively working to use education and tools to tackle it at from many different angles: parenting, schools, peer to peer etc.
I like that they are focusing on solutions and change and I look forward to being able to participate in their organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Estou muito entusiasmado com a ideia de poder contribuir com esta causa tão nobre!
Tenho dois livros de autores anônimos, com esclarecimentos sobre o maligno ciclo dá pedofilia e poesias de conscientização contra o abuso sexual contra crianças!

Ginger K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ever dedicated to raising awareness and protecting children, American SPCC is diligent about its advocacy and offers wonderful information and programs to educate the public about child abuse (in all forms!) prevention. Through its collaborative spirit, American SPCC encourages adults and youth to take action against child maltreatment including bullying. Thank you American SPCC for the good work YOU do!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization! They are really doing good work!

Cliff L.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following and donating to this non-profit organization for many years now and I am continually amazed with the results. This organization's message needs to be heard and spread to as wide a population as possible.