12 Annual Vigil for Children Who Die at the Hands of Those Who Should Care for Them

Students from In Support of Children at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA are sponsoring their 12th Annual Vigil to remember and honor children killed by those who should care for them. This happens in every country. unfortunately the United States leads…Read More

Report from the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children

See this latest Report on Progress made during 2016. One 1/4 of the countries of the world have ended legal support for corporal punishment of children!! In 1989 there was one!!…Read More

Global Partnership to End Violence against Children

In Support of Children recently joined the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children. http://www.end-violence.org. Our work to end corporal punishment is a place to start valuing children, their world and their process of development! The Global…Read More

There are now 51 countries that have banned Corporal Punishment in All Contexts

The Global Initiative to End Corporal Punishment of Children announces that Slovenia has recently joined 50 other nations in prohibiting corporal punishment of children in all contexts. (See the link below for more information).…Read More

Dr. Karen A. Polonko, Leader of ISOC Passes

.Dr. Karen A. Polonko, long time leader in the movement to end corporal punishment of children, passed away on August 22, 2016, at her home in Norfolk, Virginia. Karen's passing followed a nearly year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Karen is survived by…Read More

Another Organization Takes Position Against Corporal Punishment of Children

On July 26, 2017, The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) approved a position statement calling for "... the elimination of all forms of corporal punishment and physical discipline of children in all environments including in…Read More

Murray Straus - Pioneer in Corporal Punishment Research has Passed Away

Those of us working to end corporal punishment of children recently lost at great ally and friend, Professor Murray Straus. Before many of us were involved in our organizations and alliances, Murray was bringing social science to understanding the the impacts…Read More
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