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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



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!



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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