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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

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

Comments ( 1 )

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

Sue_139

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non profit is taking a two-pronged approach to the issue of Child Abuse. First it aims to educate us on what Child Abuse encompasses: it may not look like what you think it does, and may be happening without you recognizing the signs. Second, they are focusing on the positive care of children. What would help parents, foster parents, care workers, etc alleviate the problem, what are solutions, how do we all help.
By harnessing the youth of today to help spread the word, they are making the next generation of parents aware of child abuse and neglect, what can cause it, what good parenting actually is, BEFORE they have children of their own.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

American SPCC has an amazing website with tons of resources. It's helpful for students, teachers, counselors, and anyone working to improve the lives of children. Thank you, American SPCC for providing us with all of this great information in one place!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm in sixth grade, and I'm excited to work with American SPCC through the Youth Ambassador program at my school. This organization is providing our No Bully club a chance to make a difference in many students' lives. I'm grateful to the American SPCC for this opportunity!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

American SPCC is leading the charge in non-profit work to stop child abuse across the United States. Through their Youth Ambassador program, I believe they will contribute to stopping the cycle of abuse in the next generation.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A group of great people who remain active in the community to help raise awareness and provide solutions.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

American SPCC is an invaluable resource for stressed parents who need parenting education and access to supportive parenting resources. I have also been very impressed by the events and programs that their staff and volunteer youth have created in the past year: These have empowered youth to engage in activities of their choice that prevent/reduce child abuse and tangibly improve the lives of youth in their communities.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A friend has been showing me the American/SPCC posts for the last few months. I've been impressed with their commitment to being a champion for kids and their rights. As a mom, I know firsthand how important it is for children to have advocates as well as positive role models. Their vision truly aligns with mine.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASPCC does a great job of putting the youth voice first - empowering the youth and letting their work shine. Its refreshing to see an organization that doesn't take the youth voice and use it for themselves, instead they let youth have their voice - especially when it is our youth who are effected.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful nonprofit and they do incredible things for children that need someone to stand up for them. All children deserve a life full of love and opportunities and this nonprofit allows this to happen for children that have been neglected and overlooked.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

American SPCC is an organization that promotes the well-being of children and families. Their passion and focus on effecting positive changes in our communities are inspiring. They make it easy for anyone to get involved in whatever capacity they wish.

Ava Marie H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

American SPCC is a vital resource to help empower us as individuals and communities in creating positive changes for our children. Child neglect, abuse and suffering in this country and throughout the world needs to stop. American SPCC is where children's voices can be heard, positive changes happen and education on abuse prevention is paramount. American SPCC provides up to date facts on important issues such as physical and emotional health, child protection education and much more. It has been a pleasure volunteering for this great organization. I have personally benefited from both volunteering and learning how to better help our children. Please join us! American SPCC

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The American SPCC is an organization that aligns with a great passion of mine. Our children. They do a beautiful job of educating and encouraging those with the honor of raising our next generation of leaders to do it with love and to help our children succeed in all they do!

Joe_59

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am a policy specialist and have served as a consultant for American SPCC for the last several months. I can report that American SPCC offers numerous avenues for those interested in the welfare of children, adolescents, and older youth to at once get involved and be part of the solution. American SPCC prioritizes the perspectives of young people, and I particularly appreciate the student advocacy model and toolkit that this nonprofit provides for students to assist them with identifying and advocating on behalf of the child welfare issues that matter most to them. American SPCC has both a national vision and a very hands-on ground effort working closely to assist and support child welfare advocates in the Portland, Oregon, community. This is a small nonprofit that has tremendous potential for growth.

Donor

Rating: 5

Imagine if there was an organization that was entirely focused on the needs and interests of American children.

Imagine if that organization served as a platform giving American children a voice.

The AmericanSPCC is that organization. They are creating solutions to the problems facing far too many American children.

I hope others will come together and support this growing community in whatever ways they can.

Advisor

Rating: 5


American SPCC offers a wide variety of educational and advocacy opportunities for parents/caretakers and youth. Youth can identify issues important to them in high school and college clubs, and earn service credit from American SPCC for attempting to make improvements in their community.

Parents and caretakers are able to access a wide variety of topics for guidance. For example, new parents can learn tips on how to remain cool while learning and utilizing strategies to calm a crying infant, and helplines are given a when a caregiver feels overwhelmed. In addition, children, teens and caregivers can learn strategies to deal with bullying at school and in their community, and learn how identify, reach out and obtain help if they feel depressed or suicidal.

American SPCC has a pro-active approach to dealing with the challenges that children, youth, parents and caregivers commonly face. Its' solution-focused, hands-on strategies are empowering and effective.







Advisor

Rating: 4

American SPCC offers holistic approaches to addressing child abuse, neglect and exploitation, which cause so many of our social and economic problems. The organization's focus on solutions--positive parenting, anti-bullying, and advocacy--both in the community and through social media networks is unique. So is their model of supporting students and youth in working to solve problems in their communities through high school, college, and community clubs while earning service credit hours and other awards.

I have worked on children's rights in many arenas but have finally found a forum that allows children and youth to find a way to envision and create a more positive future for themselves and the next generation. Please join me in supporting their work!

Rosey D.

Advisor

Rating: 5

The AmericanSPCC is an organization dedicated to child welfare and has a cutting edge model of service learning and club organization for the youth of America. I believe if the youth have a voice, there is a great chance that child abuse will dramatically decrease in the United States.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am honored to be associated and working with this great nonprofit, American SPCC (American Society for the Positive Care of Children). They are an amazing organization with huge goals and a vast vision to actualize positive social change as it relates to all areas of children's rights, child abuse, neglect, maltreatment and bullying.

They are devoted to building an active, caring community advocating for children’s rights and the welfare of families by increasing awareness of child abuse, promoting positive parenting, encouraging social reform, and offering anti-bullying strategies.

I fully support this charity and their mission, and highly recommend that others do the same! www.americanspcc.org