- Here’s a study on the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) on adult physical/mental health and morbidity rates, associated with the ACE Scale.
- The most comprehensive summaries of research are found in the work of Elizabeth Gershoff, Ph.D., meta-analysis studies of 2002, updated studies of 2008.
- Here’s what the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, the American Humane Association, the United Nations say about it. The Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children names 38 countries that have banned it. The U.S. is not on the list.
- Kids in the House (evidence-based online parenting resource)
- The U.S. Alliance to Stop the Hitting of Children
- Stop Spanking
- Project No Spank
- ChildTrauma Academy (for professionals)
- 10 Reasons Not to Hit Your Child, William Sears, MD
- Spanking is a Sex Act Which is Why It Should Not Be Used for Punishing Children, Jillian Keenan (while we do not necessarily agree with some opinions expressed regarding spanking in the bedroom, this is an interesting, new perspective with valid scientific arguments to consider)
- Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff, The Science of Spanking
- Robyn Peters Bennett Interview, What Neuroscience and Research Says About Spanking
- National Council for Behavioral Health – Bruce Perry, Born for Love: Why Empathy is Endangered – and Essential
- TEDx – Robyn Peters Bennett, Violence – A Family Tradition, Liz Mullinar, Treating the Core Problem of Childhood Trauma
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