The Coalition for Responsible Home Education
I am thrilled to introduce you to an organization that holds a special place in my heart: the Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE). As someone who deeply values the well-being and education of children, I have witnessed firsthand the incredible work this group does to protect and support homeschooled children.
What sets CRHE apart is their unique perspective. Founded and led by individuals who were homeschooled themselves, they understand the joys and challenges of this educational path. Their belief in the potential of homeschooling as a positive, child-centered option is unwavering. However, they also firmly believe that children have rights that must be safeguarded.
CRHE is an organization that continues to grow, and they need our support to continue their vital work. By donating to CRHE, you can make a real difference in the lives of homeschooled children. Your contribution will help ensure their access to quality education and enable home educators to find the necessary resources and support for successful homeschooling.
Join me in supporting CRHE as they champion the rights of children and foster a strong homeschooling community. Together, we can create a brighter future for every child, where they receive the education they deserve and the support they need to thrive.
Take action today by donating to the Coalition for Responsible Home Education. Your generosity will make a lasting impact and empower homeschooled children and their families.
The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN)
As someone who is passionate about protecting and nurturing children, I have witnessed the tremendous impact this nonprofit organization has in shifting the conversation around child abuse and neglect.
The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) is not just any organization. It is a catalyst for change, dedicated to raising awareness about the long-term physical, mental, and public health impacts of abuse. By highlighting these crucial issues, they are working towards a future where every child is free from the horrors of abuse.
I firmly believe that ending child abuse and neglect is a responsibility that lies with each and every one of us. After all, we were all once children ourselves. Our stories and experiences shape us, and it is through harnessing the power of our own stories that we can truly make an impact.
EndCAN is at the forefront of this change. They tirelessly raise funds and awareness, connecting with individuals like you and me, and most importantly, they listen. They provide a platform for voices to be heard, stories to be shared, and healing to begin.
By donating to EndCAN, you are actively contributing to this transformative work. Your support will help fund vital programs, services, and initiatives that aim to protect and support children who have suffered from abuse and neglect. Together, we can make a difference in their lives and ensure a brighter, safer future for generations to come.
Join me in supporting The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect. Let us come together, use our voices, and make a lasting impact on the lives of children who need it most.
Together, we can end child abuse and neglect.
Spare The Kids
Spare the Kids is online anti-spanking portal that was established in 2010 by the remarkable Dr. Stacey Patton. The mission of Spare the Kids is to utilize digital technology, social media, and the fundamental science of early child development to educate parents and caretakers about the risks and detrimental effects of hitting children. Moreover, it aims to encourage practical and peaceful alternatives to aggressive and humiliating punishment.
Spare the Kids is not only a valuable resource for parents and caretakers but also provides crucial information and assistance to child welfare and juvenile justice professionals, K-12 educators, social workers in training, foster parents, residential counselors, clinicians, advocates, and activists. By offering resources that explore the impact of race, power, and privilege on parenting practices and institutional norms, Spare the Kids facilitates the understanding of how racial disparities can emerge. Through child-centered cultural competency workshops, professionals can gain specialized knowledge and insight into history, traditions, values, family systems, and the effects of racial trauma. This knowledge empowers them to serve children and families more effectively.
While Spare the Kids primarily focuses on addressing the unique cultural and historical specificity of corporal punishment within Black communities, its discussions and resources have far-reaching relevance. Given the prevalence and acceptance of spanking in American culture, people from diverse backgrounds can benefit from the insights shared on the platform.
Dr. Stacey Patton, the visionary behind Spare the Kids, is an adoptee, child abuse survivor, and former foster youth. Her unwavering dedication has earned her recognition as an award-winning author, journalist, and child advocate. Her insightful reporting on child welfare, race relations, and higher education has appeared in esteemed publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Al Jazeera. She has made impactful appearances on major news networks like CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News, sharing her expertise and shedding light on critical issues.
As a nationally-recognized child advocate, Dr. Patton travels across the country delivering influential keynotes and professional trainings focused on combating racial disparities in child abuse cases, criminal prosecutions, foster care placements, and more. She serves as a vital intermediary between social service and law enforcement agencies, striving to enhance services provided to communities of color.
Furthermore, Dr. Patton provides workshops that empower youth in care and those transitioning into adulthood. These workshops equip them with enhanced communication and conflict-resolution skills, along with strategies to prepare for successful and fulfilling lives. Since 2010, Dr. Patton’s impactful trainings have reached thousands of children and professionals. Her outstanding contributions earned her the prestigious Outstanding Service and Advancement of Cultural Competency in Child Maltreatment Prevention and Intervention Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
In addition to her remarkable child advocacy work, Dr. Patton serves as an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Morgan State University. She has authored several notable books, including “That Mean Old Yesterday – A Memoir” – which I read during the pandemic and was blown away by -“Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America,” and the forthcoming “Strung Up: The Lynching of Black Children and Teenagers in America, 1880-1968.”
I urge you to join me in supporting Spare the Kids. By taking the pledge and supporting the #NoHittingChallenge, you directly contribute to creating a safer and more nurturing environment for children. Together, we can raise awareness, promote peaceful alternatives to corporal punishment, and work towards a future where every child is treated with dignity and respect.