The Stop Abuse Campaign has been a safe place for education and resources for me and people whom I have known I need. Their mission and empathy are what keep me but its the people who are involved that really make this Campaign important. Its was Kenny and Andrew who introduced me and its Kenny’s memory that reminds me why the Stop Abuse Campaign is really special to me and needed especially in times like today.
Extremely blessed to be in close proximity to the Stop Abuse Campaign and how much of a resource it can be for families (or anyone). The work they are doing is so vital as it covers so many different facets and nuances that commonly get overlooked!
Stop Abuse Campaign has helped me to understand how abuse is perpetrated in families. My two children are now in Palmetto Bay, Fl. (one did not wish to be pictured). Their father has a recent history of control, and psychological abuse : cutting off all their contact, hiring an attorney to create chaos and confusion to gain custody and make threats. Their case has not moved forward since 2017...They now have less than 5-10 minutes of actual in person face time with me per week. The Florida courts are extremely hostile to intimate partner abuse and will give children to a father for a mother reporting she was abused by their father...
The first time I heard of the Stop Abuse Campaign, was in 2017, from a friend I had met through a survivor advisory council in which we were both members. The group consisted of women who had first hand knowledge of domestic violence and abuse. She carried with her a book, to every meeting, called "The Quincy Solution," written by Mr. Barry Goldstein. As we got to know one another I began asking her more about this book. I learned it was about domestic violence and the many forms of abuse inflicted upon survivors. I ordered the book and began reading the first few pages and was in tears. It was as if the book was written with me in mind. I related to so much of it's contents. I was once married to an abuser. We had a daughter together. We eventually divorced. I felt so alone throughout this process and once we entered family court it went from bad to worse. I believed everyone involved in our case would be helpful to us. Instead, they minimized my concerns for my daughter's safety. (and mine) I wasn't "physically," abused which made it more difficult to prove. I did have orders for protection throughout my daughters life. My plan was to help keep us safe. My feelings of fear were ignored by my attorney's, judge, the custody evaluator, court appointed mediator as well as law enforcement. I could not protect my 5 year old daughter. In 2004, during his unsupervised parenting weekend, he murdered my child and took his own life. I have learned so much over the years and am grateful to the Stop Abuse Campaign. Unfortunately, these horrific situations are not uncommon. So many children are exposed to abuse in it's many forms. I had never heard of the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study. The childhood emotional trauma, among others causes, which can lead to diseases and a shortened life span. The Stop Abuse Campaign has helped those who have experienced these traumas as well as validate them. The Stop Abuse Campaign creates awareness and educates those who aren't familiar. They share many helpful articles and resources on-line. This organization has helped me personally in many ways. Thanks to their generosity, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion in Albany, N.Y. at the annual Battered Mother's Custody Conference. It was because of the Stop Abuse Campaign and it's donations that I was able to make the trip. It was a wonderful experience to be surrounded by such knowledgeable and kind, supportive people. There were many presenters who shared their expertise with us. This organization, and their team, have been instrumental with their resources and support. Our hope and dream, in our state, (and every state) is for our children to be safe. (Safe Child Act) I am grateful to the Stop Abuse Campaign and support the wonderful work they do, thank you!
The Stop Abuse Campaign is great at providing so many resources and information for people recovering from childhood abuse.
It also is at the forefront of the fight to make sure child abuse doesn’t happen in the future.
My good friend Ken Mason introduce me to Stop Abuse Campaign. I met Andrew through Ken. Both told me the story of the Campaign and I became intrigued by its mission. I was adopted and am a special education teacher in the Bronx. I am familiar with the many adverse affects of abuse. In 2020 Ken was murdered for no good reason, we all suffered a tremendous loss due to a stranger’s abuse. I began a monthly donation to Stop Abuse Campaign in honor of Ken and all those adversely affected by violence and neglect. Please join me in supporting the Campaign.
The Stop Abuse Campaign is committed to helping children and adults live happier lives. It encourages adults to take the ACE test which will help them understand more about why they might be the way they are, based on their life history. This understanding empowers them with knowledge and hopefully helps them see that certain things are not their fault and it’s still possible to make positive changes with the right help. in turn this lessens the chances of adults repeating the mistakes of their parents when dealing with their own children. Keep up the great work team!
Stop Abuse Campaign is an answer to every change I have been hoping to see for decades. Their vision will literally change the world of so many innocent children.
I know someone who was helped immensely by this organization. The ACE test helps break down the areas you may need help. Everyone I have met within this non-profit is extremely knowledgeable and more importantly, kind and ready to help in any way possible. Great organization. I feel honored to donate.
Stop Abuse Campaign has always been there for me. Not only educating me on ways to transform from victim to victor, but also nourishing me and making sure that my well-being is in tact. I am eternally grateful.
Stop Abuse Campaign is an organization committed to educating the public about Adverse Childhood Experiences, which can negatively affect a person both physically and mentally for a lifetime. They are also working towards creating legislation in all 50 states to protect the abused child. These things alone speaks volumes of what type of organization Stop Abuse Campaign is. They care about justice and helping the vulnerable and underrepresented.
Stop Abuse Campaign is doing the most important and valuable work in helping end Adverse Childhood Experiences, known as ACEs. The very small dedicated staff, do the work of dozens if not a hundred people. End abuse of children today by supporting the Stop Abuse Campaign and we can change the world.
This organization has remained unshakably committed to preventing child abuse through public policy and education since day one of its founding. Working with lawmakers is challenging. It takes long hours, and the struggle is like trudging through deep snow, two steps forward and one step back. Yet the Stop Abuse Campaign never gives up. I wish all lawmakers were as committed to prioritizing the health and safety of children as this organization.
I am impressed with their evidence-based policy work and willingness to support on-the-ground local organizations in their efforts toward the same mission. It's not about the brand--it's about the children, and this organization knows well that it takes many combined voices to make change. I highly recommend working with these dedicated souls.
Stop Abuse Campaign is an incredible organization raising awareness about topics vital to our society, such as Adverse Childhood Experiences. Their help and valuable and informative online resources, especially for protective mothers during divorce and custody processes, are already making an important change across the board. Full support to this great passionate team!
A phenomenal organization that's creating a movement to understand Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). They're filled with passionate volunteers that are looking to stop misinformation in Family Court Custody cases as well!
A great nonprofit adding credence to "small but mighty". They do alot in advocacy, informing the public and working collaboratively with other organizations to pass legislation.
They have a great mission and support their volunteers.
The best explanation on the web of how my childhood has effected my life a great explanation of Adverse Childhood Experiences.
I am 70 years old. This charity helped so much to get the NYS child victims act passed. So many children's lives were ruined at st St Colmans home. We have tried to get justice for almost all of our lives. This charity was a tremendous help to all of us. Some 63 children took their own lives because of the abuses heaped on us that they just couldn't live with anymore. That count is only the ones that I am aware of. My trial comes up at the beginning of 2021. I never would have had this chance at justice were it not for the help of "stop abuse campaign. I don't think they have a clue how many people they have saved the sanity of. I am deeply indebted to them as are thousands of other child abuse victims.
The Stop Abuse Campaign organization provided so much support to me, my daughter and grandson during a hugely challenging time. My grandson was sexually abused by his father who is wealthy and white and has used the family court system dysfunction as well as that of CPS to further abuse our family. My daughter and grandson were finally forced to seek asylum in another country where he followed them and has tried to use the court system there to do the same thing. The support with petitions and encouragement were and are so appreciated and we support the Child Safety Act - so many children are suffering as a result of the incompetency of the systems that are supposed to be protecting our children.
I found this nonprofit when I was trying to protect my five year old daughter from an abusive relative. She still has signs of trauma, but she is also clearly healing. I am grateful to the brave leaders of this nonprofit for their work.
This campaign is run mostly by survivors of abuse, for survivors of abuse, mainly focusing on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and causes of them. The Campaign has many areas of work, from family court reform to banning child sex dolls, helping to pass legislation in the process.
This is a campaign full of hope and promise. Our work focuses on the science of stopping abuse and making sure people and the family courts begin to fully understand the research and how it will move us forward to a world free of abuse. We know that if we rely on the facts and the promise that the science offers us, then millions of men, women and children will be saved from ever experiencing the life long, negative impact of abuse.
This organization changes the world by passing laws and educating people about childhood trauma. And since most of the volunteers and board are trauma survivors, it helps them change and heal, too.
Through the Stop Abuse Campaign, dozens of child sex abuse survivors were able to turn their stories into instruments of change. Together, we were able to change New York's horrible statute of limitation for child sexual abuse, making NY a better place for children and a more fair place for adult survivors.
Stop Abuse Campaign is an outstanding resource for educating on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how we can protect children from abuse. Additionally, they are focused on advocating for The Safe Child Act which will save children from a lifetime of suffering by requiring courts to incorporate scientific research into their decision making. The court system is broken and impacting millions of children and protective mothers daily. The fact that the Stop Abuse Campaign has the expert backing, knowledge, and power of advocacy to tackle this beast speaks volumes.
Stop Abuse Campaign is the absolute only dv nonprofit I have found that does not waver it's stance, nor compromise to gain support.
I have followed them for some time and, as a survivor I can say that I feel as though they truly 'get it.' I have been going through the worst experience of my life (I was also abused as a child, and so I KNOW it continues UNLESS... but there is nothing worse than a child being forcibly separated from a willing & nurturing mama); but I do know that the Stop Abuse Campaign is the place I can go to be reminded that this isn't all me, nor is it only me.
I have perused SO VERY MANY organizations, attempting to either find help or hope. On the outside those orgs may appear that they are helping survivors, but it is simply not the case; nor am I the only one to experience this. Stop Abuse Campaign does not just 'take anyone in.' They carefully screen over time, avoiding misuse or corruption. What they speak is the truth.
Previous to my abuser turning my world and family upside down, I was a nonprofit business manager and also had my own accounting business. I have a keen eye for frivolous spending and poor mgmt./controls/systems; it was my job to fix them. I can honestly say that I believe the Stop Abuse Campaign is run tightly, smartly and is true to their mission.
If you are considering supporting Stop Abuse Campaign, I curtsy to you. I may owe you my life. You may literally and tangibly be the reason that (now that I do finally 'get it,' too) my four children will finally be able to live the rest of their childhoods the way they deserve. For many mama's and their babies - it's too late. Please... we cannot take this lightly.
The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Studies from the CDC provides the sad information that exposure to domestic violence and child abuse is far more harmful than previously understood. Even non-physical abuse is likely to shorten lives and cause a lifetime of health problems mostly from the stress. The good news, however is that prevention could be used to reduce cancer, heart disease, mental illness, substance abuse, suicide and many other scourges of society. The mission of the Stop Abuse Campaign is therefore to prevent ACEs. Many people don't know that custody courts relying on outdated and discredited practices routinely send children to abusers. The Stop Abuse Campaign has developed the Safe Child Act which is a group of best practices based on the belief that the health and safety of children should be the first priority and courts should integrate current research. They have promoted the Safe Child Act and educated professionals and the general public. This is important work because our children are suffering.
The Stop Abuse Campaign is trying to make a difference nationwide to prevent ACEs, child abuse and trauma by using empirical evidence to make lasting policy changes and to educate and connect professionals who can make a difference in children's lives.
The Stop Abuse Campaign has put together the most important evidence-based policies, programs and best practices to prevent abuse. They have identified the most critical public health crisis of our time and come up with real, concrete solutions for fixing it!
These are good, kind people, who selflessly give their time and energy for the protection of others, and have mentored countless victims and protective parents in forming a nation wide network of grassroots activists.
Volunteering for the Campaign has been a healing and empowering experience that has changed my life completely, and I will be forever grateful for the opportunities they have given me to learn and grow as an individual and a leader. They're there for me when I succeed, and they're there for me when I falter. Their blueprint and undying support have provided me with something especially precious in my life - the knowledge that I am not alone and a comprehensive formula for changing the world.
This is one non-profit that has been scrutinized and found true by a lawyer who fights for the children themselves who have been abused. For them only. Not parents. Not perpetrators. For the children themselves. As an avocation. This lawyer is very meticulous about making sure that a group that would support his work is doing it in a real way in real life that is really going to make the changes we so desperately need. Having been a fan of this man for no other reason, his endorsement of it brings me much faith in this organization.
As a Transcender, I have not found one statement by them to be "off" or wrong.
As the mother of yet another survivor of abuse, who intervened and has seen the pay off of proper intervention, I can't recommend supporting this organization enough.
It's not only horrific to think but sad to know that victims of abuse are not only victimized by the offender but then again by our very own Judicial system. Our children do NOT deserve to be punished for being born to an abuser twice. Sometimes more, as the schools and other entities and organizations, that are not educated or care to be educated, are allowing this to happen. Unless you have endured the countless hours, days, and years of the family court system you may not be able to imagine that it is very capable of doing the things you are reading about, and they do it every day, in every State of the United States, This campaign will Stop the courts from continuing to pursue these outdated and biased standards the courts have come to live by and make our children safe, away from the hands of the abuser once and for all. This study and campaign are driven by today's updated and current findings based on the effects of abuse and its effects on our children. Stop the cycle of abuse, stop the family courts from doing more harm to innocent children that cannot speak for themselves and sometimes not allowed to. Help this cause, to help these children and families. There may be a day when you or someone close to you find yourself in the same situation and you wish the laws had changed. You do NOT want to put you and your children through what the family courts will force you to endure if it were to happen to you or your loved one today. These stories are very true, I have been there, and there are countless more that happen in the family courts every single day. Just breaking the cycle of abuse can change so many things, so please find it in your heart to help this organization, which is well educated in the field. Help the judges, lawyers, GAL's, schools, law enforcement etc. become better educated and understand the negative effects that the trauma of abuse takes on a child so you and/or your loved ones may never have to endure what others already have. It's time to STOP ALL ABUSE and it can't happen with one person. No one deserves to be hurt in any way, shape or form and when some children endure this type of treatment, from the actions that resulted from the years of abuse they have endured they, as adults, will continue to repeat the same cycle. For this, we can only blame ourselves, for not doing anything to change the way the system works today. I have been through the "system" I have read the statistics and I see the results of how the current system works today. It is NOT working and based on professionals and current statistics this is a better way. We need change and we need it NOW, for the next generation, for the cycle of Abuse to STOP.
On a mission to prevent trauma the Stop Abuse Campaign is the only one I've found with prevention in mind.
I am very thankful for the hard work that the Stop Abuse campaign does to protect children from abuse. I am proud to support their work for the Safe Child Act and helping spread the critically important message that women and children need to be protected from abusers and exploiters of our legal system.
I appreciate all the attention the Stop Abuse Campaign brings to the issue of family court reform. Their blogs remind me my children are not the only ones who have suffered this trauma”. It need to stop.
This petition is of upmost importance for the future of children in a lot of families as domestic abuse so common. Family courts are forcing kids into high risk situations
The Stop Abuse Campaign has been a consistent force advocating for the lives of children. It is clear that the campaign has a mission that will not be deterred until all of New York's children are protected adequately. They were there when I began my first advocacy campaign to protect women and children from intimate partner stalking five years ago. Today, they are still working as hard as ever. This "action-oriented" team deserves to receive honors.
Stop the Abuse puts a spotlight on Family Court corruption and wrongs, seldom spoken about in most circles.
I found this organization on Facebook, searching for others who are in a similar situation. As a protective mother, victim of DV. I got my kids taken from me, with an order of protection for 14 months. Parental alienation accusations were the only reason. A very good manipulation of the courts, since the only evidence of it was the fathers accusations of the kids not talking a word to him in 5 years of joint physical custody. The kids are suffering terribly. No child should be deprived of a parent or put in the middle. The stop Abuse Campaign is advocating for these kids. Using and encouraging studies to advocate to the courts to stop. I would welcome sharing my story as well as my now adult son, to emphasize that parental deprivation is abuse. Thank you stop Abuse Campaign.
When my contentious divorce began in 2006, I knew I was in for a landslide. I was resourceful and sought out any references or help I could find, and I came upon Women of Lost Children organization and, even though homeless at the time, I managed to attend a conference in Washington DC. I was very very confused and broken at the time from emotional and financial abuse that my husband of 14 years (as we developed a national company together) and his company did onto me. I spiraled down for years because of this emotional abuse. He had tried to take power and control over my life throughout the second half of the marriage, and extended post-divorce, to financial ruin (hidden stock assets actually), until I was jailed (for "harassment" he says - trying to contact my children 'too many times."), homeless for 2 years, committed to a hospital for anxiety (now PTSD). I am now recovering to the point where I am attempting to seek all retributions and obtain fair justice. I wish I this bill would have been available and hope that it will for others in the near future. I support it fully.
The Stop Abuse Campaign uses research driven solutions to prevent and stop abuse in families and our communities. This nonprofit can and will do more to help children in America by education, laws, and ACE score awareness.
I don't even remember how I heard of the Stop Abuse Campaign. Probably on social media or through Barry Goldstein' books. I have gone through a torturous custody battle with a exhusband who was sexually abused as a boy by his half uncle. Learning about this non-profit's outreach to institutions has given me hope that change will come and people in power will see that child abuse, domestic violence and community are intertwined in their states of health, happiness and prosperity. The Quincy Solution is Real and I hope to further their reach by advocating for them in my current hometown of Stockton, Ca. I have friends that wrote a book called The Bullying Antidote, connections to The Women's Coalition International, Jean Shinoda Bolen UN 5WCW and her efforts to heal womankind and humanity. My sister sings in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and I tried to get them to donate but they are committed to Aids support. Domestic Violence and Child Abuse is a plague o n Society. It must STOP. Love to Melanie, Andrew and Barry.
As a parent, I appreciate everything the Stop Abuse Campaign has done to educate me on the signs and impact of abuse. Their fight for new legislation to protect abuse victims is nothing less than heroic.
Thank you Stop Abuse campaign for your hard work and dedication to educate the public and for taking action to make changes for everyone's future.Yet most importantly THE CHILDREN! May God continue to bless these efforts of care and love!
I have worked as a consultant and adviser to many nonprofit organizations over a 30 year period. The Stop Abuse Campaign, in my observation, is uniquely well run, organized, efficient, and mission-focused. And of course, the most important point: the organization prevents and protects children from abuse by educating and informing public awareness and policy. Truly, the Stop Abuse Campaign is doing heroic work, and doing it very well.
The Stop Abuse Campaign works to change and expose the dangerous policies that put children at risk every day across the US. The Campaign's blogs give a voice to parents who've watched their children slip through the cracks of the family court system and/or CPS. My son was forced to endure years of court-ordered abuse and the Stop Abuse Campaign has made me feel so much less alone in this fight. I am grateful for what they do for kids and their protective parents! Please keep it up!
The only non profit working to stop all abuse within 25 years.