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The Center for Effective Discipline (CED) is a program of the National Child Protection Training Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. CED provides educational information to the public on the effects of corporal punishment of children and alternatives to its use.
In 1996, the Center became the headquarters for End Physical Punishment of Children (EPOCH-USA) which is a supporter of the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children. EPOCH-USA seeks to end corporal punishment of children in all settings including homes through education and legal reform. The current members of the advisory board are listed here.
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What you can do to help end physical punishment of children:
If you believe your school district allows corporal punishment,
See: What Parents Can Do.
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