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

Mission: INTRO: Each week, the equivalent of a classroom full of American children is lost forever due to abuse, maltreatment, and neglect. It is American SPCC’s Vision and Mission to build an active, caring community, and empower youth advocacy through youth-inspired solutions to end abuse, positively affecting the welfare of children, youth, and families. Through educational resources American SPCC aims to increase awareness of child maltreatment, advocate for children’s rights, promote prudent parenting and positive discipline, and offer anti-bullying strategies. With this multi-platform approach American SPCC intends to initiate and generate a shift within societal and cultural beliefs as they relate to child maltreatment. Please join us in our mission, and help us build a safer world for children and a more peaceful world for everyone. 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: Increase public awareness of child abuse and neglect through our social media and online public service campaigns, and built a larger caring and nurturing community. Develop our Youth Ambassador Program, and a multi-member Youth Advisory Board. Provide the tools and platform for socially-conscious youth to advocate for underprivileged and abused children, and empowered youth leadership roles supporting social change.

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

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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.

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