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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, maltreatment, and neglect. American Society for the Positive Care of Children was founded in 2011 as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit charity 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 advocating for American children and helping raise public awareness of the epidemic of child abuse, neglect, maltreatment, and exploitation. Together with our community of supporters, we give a voice to the ‘voiceless’ — the abused, neglected, and marginalized children of America. We provide a platform to facilitate social change and a shift in cultural beliefs relating to all areas of child maltreatment. Ultimately, helping to build a happier, safer world for children and a more peaceful world for everyone. Our extensive reservoir of information and help resources is invaluable to those in need, seeking help with child abuse, neglect, exploitation and maltreatment of children, bullying, cyberbullying, positive parenting, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and more. Please join us in our mission, as we speak up for children, because they can’t. 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 and Neglect, 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 & Portland, OR

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

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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!

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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!

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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.