News about the Legal Prohibition of Corporal Punishment and NO HIT ZONES

Over the past few months a lot has been happening in the campaign to end corporal Punishment of Children. As you can see below, there are now 56 countries that have taken steps to end legal support for corporal punishment of children, with France and Kosovo…Read More

BIG NEWS from major American Professional Associations

Nearly 30 years ago, Dr. Karen Polonko and her students started their efforts to make the social norm: "It's NEVER ok to HIT A CHILD" !! Well, due to the strenuous efforts of many, many people the movement is growing! Please let friends and colleagues know of…Read More

Importance of Childhood Experiences

Here are three reports that passed over my computer in one day last week. All describe a growing awareness of the importance of childhood experiences. Lesson often is that if we have children at risk of some problem, there are most likely adults (or group of…Read More

American Academy of Pediatrics now opposes Corporal Punishment

In a new policy statement on corporal punishment of children, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidance on the use of corporal punishment to discipline and control children. (See:…Read More

Bans on Hitting Children linked to Reduced levels of Violence

While there has been much research on the negative impacts of hitting children, new research supports the idea that banning the hitting of children is linked to reduced levels of other forms of violence by young people. News Report:…Read More

Share your experiences with Human Dignity as a Child

There are many good and bad things that happened to us when we were children. Sometimes the adults in our world make us feel wonderful, at other times, adults can cause us great misery. One central idea that flows through both types of these experiences is…Read More

One of Founders of IN SUPPORT OF CHILDREN elected Mayor of Athens, GA, USA

Kelly Girtz, an Old Dominion University Sociology - Child welfare grad was just elected Mayor of Athens GA. Kelly Was one of the students who founded In Support of Children with Dr. Karen Polonko many years ago!…Read More
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