The American Society for the Positive Care of Children is a national non-profit centered on improving the lives of children in the United States. Through positive parenting advocacy and education, we can end the cycle of child abuse and neglect in our country.

As the “Nation’s Voice for Children”, we offer a community of care, support, and free resources for parents and caregivers.

4.1Million

Child Abuse Cases Reported Annually

73.3%

Child Abuse Cases are Child Neglect

26,000+

Kids & Teens Killed by Gun Violence Since 1999

4.0Million Reached

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How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide

How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide Visible marks on the body are not the only… more

Fire Prevention Week: Home Fire Safety Awareness 

Every October, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) observes Fire Prevention Safety Week for families to plan, prepare and think… more

How to Help Your First Child Not Feel Neglected With A New Baby

The love and excitement you felt while bringing home your first baby must have been beyond words. The feeling will… more

WHY DO KIDS NEED OUR VOICE?

These are your stories. Stories of hope, bravery, and survival. This is why we do what we do… #ItsTime you are heard.

Return to Innocence

We all hear voices in our heads. Ok, I know what you’re thinking, but just hear me out. We hear……

It’s Worth the Wait

As this new year begins, I’d like  to give some positivity, as well as some hope and encouragement to all……

SILENCED – A Poem

He came into my life He laughs knowing he’s all controlling Fear fell upon my face And mom mom is……

SWIRLING

We live in Michigan now. We moved here in June. Right after school let out for the summer. We sold……

STEALING

We are sitting around the supper table. In Northern Minnesota, the evening meal is called supper. And not dinner. We……

LIFE WITH MY ABUSIVE FATHER

My father thought that it was necessary for children to fear their parents in order to behave. He thought that……