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Stop Abuse Campaign is dedicated to the prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences through public education and public policy. We support evidence based practices that accomplish this, and thereby spare the next generation from needless suffering.

Our first priority will always be primary prevention- preventing abuse from starting. The Adverse Childhood Experience study proves that all child abuse and maltreatment is a matter of life and death. In the absence of primary prevention, we support early intervention policies, with an emphasis on ensuring safety, healing and stability for victims.

We support The Quincy Solution, a series of proven best practices that slash rates of domestic violence crime and the child abuse that happens in this context. We currently are working on the federal level to provide funding for communities interested in implementing it, we are working with states to pass the family court reform pieces that are essential in making it work, and we are working with officials in Erie County NY to implement it as part of the solution to child murder, abuse and burgeoning CPS case loads.

We support evidence-based home visitation programs being available to every high-risk parent who wants them, and we are working towards this on a federal, state and county-wide level.

We support making the laws against child sexual abuse enforceable by removing the Statute of Limitations on them, that keeps most victims out of court and most offenders on the street. We support closing loop-holes in the laws that allow those who pay money to rape a child to escape serious consequences, thereby feeding the demand for child sex trafficking. And we support laws making it easier for trafficked minors to access therapeutic services and re-enter society without criminal records.

We support making high-quality educational materials and programs available to all parents, so they can raise their children without violence and know how to protect them from sexual abuse. We also support educating everyone working with children professionally about the implementation of policies that minimize the chances of child sexual abuse.

 

 

Hello I'm Andrew Willis.

Welcome to the Stop Abuse Campaign.

We all know that abuse is bad. Now groundbreaking new research, the ACE Study [Adverse Childhood Experiences] shows the devastating long term psychological and medical consequences to victims whose lives can end up to 20 years sooner than non victims.

ACE's, abuse, neglect and household dysfunction, effect almost a quarter of children with one in every ten children suffering from a dangerous ACE score of four or more. The impact is felt in every community. Our children have a greater chance of being sexually abused than they do of catching the flu.

15 million children a year experience domestic violence at home, meaning if it is not happening in your home, you won't have to walk far to find a neighbor silently suffering. Witnessing domestic violence is as harmful for children as being directly abused themselves.

The truth is abuse affects us all and we are all responsible for preventing it. The Stop Abuse Campaign exists to make that easier for you. Both at home and in your community.

Join us now, become a Believer and we'll send you a prevention tip every week plus ways you can participate in freeing your family and your community from the fear and impact of abuse. Because when we all work together we can stop abuse.

Take the first step, become a Believer and working together we will stop abuse tomorrow, join us now and start making a difference in a child's life today.

Thanks,

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Andrew Willis

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How Big is the problem?

The reality of the situation is that almost half the population of the U.S. are survivors of abuse. How do we know that? Numbers don't lie.  Abuse is widespread and unfortunately, not going away.

Cycle of family abuse cartoonOne of six women will be sexually molested during her lifetime.


In a classroom of 24 students, a quarter will be physically or sexually abused before they graduate high school

On a block of 90 homes, 30 women are physically abused on a regular basis.


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What will it take to stop abuse?

Many of the deadly diseases of early childhood, once the terrifying fears of all parents, are, today, no more.  Driving fatalities have plummeted to their lowest level in over 60 years.  The percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes has fallen by 50% since 1965.

No reason exists why abuse in America is immune to the same systematic, united efforts that have produced these extraordinary results.

Abuse will not be vanquished by our outrage or by the sympathy we feel for those who have been its prey. A better strategy is to recognize abuse as a dangerous and deadly healthcare problem.  As such, abuse will respond to the same methodical interventions that have been effective against many of the serious health threats we face.