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Posted by: mhruza
Congratulations to Nadine Block and Dr. Madeleine Y. Gomez on the recent release of their book, This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You: In Word and Pictures, Children Share How Spanking Hurts and What To Do Instead!! What an amazing publication!!


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Posted by: mhruza
The new global progress report for 2011 is now available. Published jointly by the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children and Save the Children Sweden, Ending legalised violence against children: Global report 2011 reviews progress towards prohibition of corporal punishment of children throughout the world in the context of follow up to the UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children. Based on detailed analyses of the work of international human rights treaty bodies and of the first cycle of the Universal Periodic Review, the report names individual states which appear to be resisting law reform as well as those where progress has been made and emphasises measures that can be taken to ensure governments fulfil their obligations to prohibit corporal punishment. Information on active campaigns worldwide, recent research into the prevalence of corporal punishment and a table of the legality of corporal punishment in all settings in all states provide both an overview of the current situation and a context for increasing efforts to enact legislation which fully protects children from assault.


To view and download the report:  http://www.endcorporalpunishment.org/pages/pdfs/reports/GlobalReport2011.pdf
For hard copies and further information, contact info@endcorporalpunishment.org.



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Posted by: cedadmin

 

APRIL 30, 2012 Contact: info@stophitting.org: April 30, 2012 is the l4th anniversary of SpankOut Day USA. It was initiated in l998 by End Physical Punishment of Children (EPOCH-USA) to bring widespread attention to need to end corporal punishment of children and to promote effective, non-violent discipline alternatives.

 



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Posted by: mhruza

Position statement adopted by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).

The position statement calls for elimination of corporal punishment in home, schools, and other settings where children are cared for and educated.



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Posted by: mhruza

Click the link below to view a slideshow on Congressional hearing on banning school corporal punishment 4-15-2010

http://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/2010/04/corporal-punishment-in-schools.shtml



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Posted by: cedadmin

A study on corporal punishment of children by Marjorie Gunnoe, Ph.D. of Calvin College made headlines this week. Dr Gunnoe used data from Portraits of American Life, a new population study, to find out whether spanking is a risk factor in childhood. News reports said her research showed that children who were spanked were happier and more successful than children who were never spanked. Parents who believe in spanking and some of the media jumped on the opportunity to say that "Spare the rod, spoil the child" is confirmed.

The following information about the Gunnoe study can help you respond to news articles and to questions from the media. We hope you will share the following information with people who care about the safety and wellfare of children.

 

 



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Posted by: nblock

July 17 2009

The Center for Effective Discipline congratulates Governor Ted Strickland for making Ohio the 30th state to ban school corporal punishment. Yesterday the Governor signed HB 1, the biennial budget bill containing a ban on corporal punishment. The corporal punishment ban was proposed by the Governor.

Few Ohio schools were still using corporal punishment. In l985, 68,000 school children were hit in Ohio schools but the number of children had diminished to ll0 children in the 2007-08 school year. No credible research supports effectiveness of corporal punishment. Instead, studies show that it is harmful and ineffective.

School corporal punishment has often led to injuries of students and lawsuits against school boards. The ban on school corporal punishment puts Ohio among non-paddling states -- states with mostly higher academic rankings, higher graduation levels and less violence than paddling states. “The ban is a victory for Ohio’s families and children. We’ll have no more black and blue days for Ohio’s school children,” said Nadine Block, Executive Director of the Center for Effective Discipline. “The leadership of Governor Strickland has made this possible!”



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Posted by: nblock

SPANKOUT DAY USA TEACHES POSITIVE DISCIPLINE

In observance of the eleventh annual SpankOut Day USA April 30th, EPOCH-USA is announcing a video contest “Speak, Not Spank.”  Entrants are asked to submit three minute videos on effects of physical punishment and/or alternatives to its use. 



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Posted by: nblock

Center for Effective Discipline, Columbus, Ohio..................Ohio Governor Strickland put a paddling ban in the state budget bill and said that paddling is not a practice for 21st century schools.  The Center for Effective Discipline has been involved in getting a paddling ban in Ohio since l984.  Executive Director Nadine Block says, "Paddling is an incomprehensible injustice to school children.  Hitting children isn't allowed in child care, foster care or institutions for children in Ohio and it shouldn't be allowed in schools."



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Posted by: cedadmin

December 19,  Foes were wrong about multitudes of parents being arrested for hitting children

*Third Police review of Crimes (Substituted section 59) Amendment Act 2007*

2:57pm 19 December 2008

The latest six month review of the Crimes (Substituted section 59) Amendment Act 2007 confirms that the impact on Police activity remains minimal.

When the amendment came into effect in June 2007 Police undertook to monitor its effect for a period of two years. The current review covers the six months from 5th April 2008 to 3rd October 2008.



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Posted by: cedadmin

September 24, 2008

Read a Slate Magazine article written by Dr. Alan E. Kazdin, President of the American Psychological Association, about why you shouldnʼt hit your kids. It has an excellent summary of the moral, legal, and scientific reasons for not hitting children. We encourage him to lead the American Psychological Association to take a position against ALL corporal punishment of children, even in homes, a position that increasing numbers of organizations and churches are taking.

See: article http://www.slate.com/id/2200450/pagenum/all/#page_start

 

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Posted by: cedadmin

8-20-08 Human Rights Watch Report condemns paddling

The Human Rights Watch and ACLU have released a report strongly critical of paddling in U.S. Schools where a quarter of a million children are struck with boards annually. Paddling can lead to injuries of students, school alienation,and lawsuits against school districts. No credible research supports its use. See the link below for the entire report. See www.stophitting.org for more information on laws, effects and alternatives. http://hrw.org/reports/2008/us0808/

 

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Posted by: cedadmin

June 24 2008 Record refutes fearmongering of ban opposition

FROM: CHILDRENS RIGHTS INFORMATION NETWORK NEW ZEALAND: No court cases over smacking [news] [24 June 2008] - Green New Zealand MP Sue Bradford, who pushed through the anti-smacking legislation last year, says new police data on the impact of the law should silence its critics.



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Posted by: cedadmin

June 18, 2008

While not a complete ban as advocates had hoped, this action by the Canadian Senate looks good to U.S. advocates. Canada's Supreme Court has already ruled that corporal punishment may not be used on children under two or over twelve. Parents may not hit children between two and thirteen on the head or face and they may not hit children with disabilities. Here is the language of the bill:



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Posted by: cedadmin

May 31, 2008

From the Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St Paul MN In the case of a boy paddled 36 times, the state Supreme Court says the practice is legal unless punishment is excessive or cruel. Note: Minnesota's laws are unclear on the issue of the parental defense of "reasonable corporal punishment". The Supreme Court ruling puts MN in line with all other states which allow the defense in child abuse cases.

 

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Posted by: cedadmin

March 2, 2008 Sexual problems as adults related to having been spanked as children: Dr. Murray Straus, a University of New Hampshire domestic abuse expert says spanking children has long term affects on sex lives of adults. They are more likely to coerce partners to have sex, to have masochistic sex and to coerce partners into sex. See Associated Press:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hfFJ2o-5pwO6alsig-o7kJRf7IVQD8V4ATU00
(link no longer active)

Center for Effective Discipline www.stophitting.org

 

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Posted by: cedadmin

January 22, 2008, from CRINMAIL: Outdated language used to justify corporal punishment of children is set to be removed from new translations of the Christian Bible in Norway.




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