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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

39 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!

Comments ( 1 )

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

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

American SPCC works tirelessly to prevent cruelty and abuse to children by educating and informing the public of this growing epidemic. Thankfully, American SPCC lends a voice for those who are too young to speak out against these horrendous acts.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

American Spcc works to prevent cruelty to our most vulnerable population, children. This nonprofit organization educates and serves the public. Although the organization can be attributed with helping many many children, even if only one child were to be helped, its mission would be accomplished.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

American SPCC continues to be on the forefront of providing valuable resources for all of us to utilize. Abuse in our country is staggering, especially abuse of children, it is everywhere. The information ASPCC provides helps us recognize possible abuse, helps us decide what to do and assists those suffering from abuse. This is a difficult and often complex subject. We are very fortunate to have the American Society for Positive Child Care tirelessly working to help all of us help each other. ASPCC consistently provides quality up to date information and support services options. I am a proud supporter of the ASPCC.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Any time my dear friend Lietta Ryan embraces any kind of work, charity or otherwise, I am 100% able to TRUST the integrity and the philosohpy behind her efforts. American SPCC is no exception to that rule! Lietta, thank you for being an angel that dropped down and stayed ....your efforts in helping sooo many people while asking nothing in return is simply humbly outstanding! Thank you for YOU!

1 Raoul V.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I'm very proud to have helped Lietta and her team for this great cause. However this is a non profit outside my own region (the Netherlands), this doesn't matter; unfortunately child bullying and abuse is very real; also in the Netherlands, in my own town. As a father of 2 I feel very committed helping American SPCC gain more attention and helping them where I can (in the field of building awareness online). All the best from Amsterdam, Raoul

1 CabaretDiva

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I continue to admire and appreciate the work that the American SPCC does. They get the word out about child abuse/neglect, they offer helpful advice to parents and kids, and they work very diligently to find solutions to the many issues we're dealing with today. Keep up the good work!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

American SPCC does a wonderful job, online and in the real world, fulfilling its vision and mission to empower advocacy for young people and to create a community that cares about our next generation. I enjoy following your organization on Facebook as you continue to share resources on and information about positive parenting, children's rights, and bullying as well as creating greater public awareness of child abuse. Keep up the great work on the many outstanding programs you've initiated, American SPCC!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent web site, interesting and very informative articles

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great non-profit! Doing great things! Keep up the good work!

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!