Partnering Organizations

Hands are for Holding -
Our Sister Site, provides neuro-developmentally informed parenting information that helps clarify how early spanking and other punitive parenting practices can negatively impact healthy brain development. It also supports studies showing how serious child abuse is linked to spanking. The need to end all hitting of children becomes compelling.  Its founder Robbyn Peters Bennett hopes use her site, film clips, and speaking engagements to support professionals and parents. Wonderful videos, lots of links and well thought-out direction.
Lives in the Balance is the non-profit organization founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, originator of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions(CPS) approach (formerly known as Collaborative Problem Solving). Our mission is to advocate on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers and to provide free, web-based resources on Dr. Greene’s model, as described in his books The Explosive Child and Lost at School. The website includes demonstration videos, live radio programs, and an immense listening library to help parents, educators, and facilities work with behaviorally challenging children in ways that are non-punitive, non-adversarial, collaborative, proactive, skill-building, and relationship-enhancing.

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
This group aims to speed the end of corporal punishment of children across the world. Launched in April 2001 in England. The Global Initiative aims to:

  • To form a strong alliance of human rights agencies, key individuals and non-governmental organizations against corporal punishment;
  • To make corporal punishment of children visible by building a global map of its prevalence and legality, ensuring that children’s views are heard and charting progress towards ending it;
  • To Lobby state governments systematically to ban all forms of corporal punishment and to develop public education programs;
  • To promote awareness-raising of children’s right to protection and public education on positive, non-violent forms of discipline for children;
  • Lastly, to provide detailed technical assistance to support states with these reforms.

Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education (PTAVE)
An encyclopedic collection of facts, articles, and stories from experts and parents, teachers, doctors, and more. This site has a search engine also and is the home of the booklet Plain Talk about Spanking.

Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center
A US based center that has successfully worked for legal in Ohio. This site is chock full of information for activists and parents to learn about the research into the effects of corporal punishment, how to: talk to people about it; relate to certain religious questions; take action for ending paddling in schools; take action about spanking in the home; as well as model legislation and guide for action.

Additional Domestic Organizations

The Hitting stops Here! –
Spare the Kids –
People Opposed to Paddling Students –
Tennesseans for Nonviolent School Discipline –
Churches Network for Non-violence –
Parenting in Jesus’ Footsteps –
Chris’s Anti-Spanking Website –
The Natural Child Project –
The No Spanking Page –
Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty –

Additional Foreign and International Organizations

U.N Committee on the Rights of the Child –
Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children –
Global Summit on Ending Corporal Punishment and Promoting Positive Discipline –
Save the Children –
Human Rights Watch –
Attachment Parenting International –
Children Are Unbeatable (United Kingdom) –
Observatoire de la violence ̩ducative ordinaire (France) Р
Education pour le Mieux-être de l’Individu et le Développement de l’Afrique (Cameroon) –