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Stop Abuse Campaign

Protecting children from Adverse Childhood Experiences

aka Stop Abuse Campaign   |   Bronx, NY   |  www.stopabusecampaign.org

Mission

The Stop Abuse Campaign prevents Adverse Childhood Experiences (Childhood trauma) through public policy and public education, and we use the science of Trauma and ACEs to fix society's most pernicious problems.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Mr. Andrew Willis

COO

Melanie Blow

Main address

1001 Grand Concourse #7d

Bronx, NY 10452 USA

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Formerly known as

breaktheabusecycle.com

EIN

20-3931272

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ten forms of childhood trauma that affect 2 out of 3 children dramatically increase the risk of 7 out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the United States. These traumas impact the brain system, the immune system, and the hormonal system. People exposed to very high doses have a reduced life expectancy of 20 years. The CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences study shows how these 10 childhood traumas permanently affects the physical, mental, social, and financial health of people who experience them. The ACEs fit in 3 categories; abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. Many victims suffer multiple forms of abuse and neglect. We believe these traumas can be, and must be, prevented.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adverse Childhood Experience Education

Our website has a growing library of information on childhood trauma known as Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Through our blog, social media, and email we educate the public about childhood trauma, how to prevent it and heal from it, and we link to our campaigns to change specific areas of public policy.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We support legislators and communities by providing evidence based solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Child maltreatment, including witnessing domestic violence. We are often asked for expert comment on proposed legislation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Child sex abuse is perpetrated by predators in secret. And most children will keep that secret locked away for the next 21 years.

Silenced by shame, not believing they will be believed. Their abuser nearly always someone they know and trust.

When they can disclose they discover their perpetrators are protected by state laws called statutes of limitations. One reason why only 1 in every 10 child sex abuse perpetrators ever see a day behind bars. Protected by statutes of limitations many go on to abuse other children.

Who do want to protect, children or predators?

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

New research from the Department of Justice confirms what many mothers know already. The custody court crisis means too many courts are making dangerous decisions that send children of divorce to live with violent domestic abusers and child molesters. Help protect these children. Help pass the Safe Child Act.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Right now, teachers, coaches, babysitters, and neighbors, in every town in America, can purchase a lifelike, anatomically correct child sex doll designed to simulate sex with a child. And it’s perfectly legal.
These sick dolls are being imported into the United States and other countries. British police have seized more than 100 already, and authorities have found that the people buying them usually have child pornography too.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new advocates recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Legislative Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Parents, Women and girls

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are new people who get to learn about ACEs, advocacy, healing and our organization for the first time

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families, Parents, People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) through public education and public policy. We do this by educating people about what ACEs are and their prevention. We educate people about what legislative policies need to be adopted in their communities, in their states and throughout the nation. We use ACE science, and the very diverse backgrounds of our board and volunteers, to solve significant social problems. And we help people understand the impact their own ACE score has had on their lives and how they can heal.

We educate over a hundred thousand people each month through our website. We provide a resource library for family court-involved parents whose children are experiencing abuse or trauma, and will be providing more resources soon. We have played a major role in passing legislation to prevent child sexual abuse in NY and have helped good family court bills get introduced in Pennsylvania and New York. We are working with community leaders to design and test programs using ACE science that will have far-reaching outcomes for entire communities. We provide information about healing from ACEs to adults, and are working on expanding our offerings.

We already educate tens of thousands of people about ACEs every year. We’re listening to what they tell us and are working on plans to offer more, better-customized education for them. We’re assembling an advisory board who will come up with the most complete and comprehensive program to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences that has ever been completed, along with metrics to see how well it’s working. We will then work on getting each state to implement our recommendations.

We played a major role in reforming New York’s Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse, which is absolutely crucial to protecting children from sexual abuse. We have had family court legislation get introduced in five states, and it is near passing in two of them. We have educated hundreds of thousands of people about ACEs this year, and our scope keeps improving. Our next priority is to keep doing what we’re doing in scale, and to assemble our advisory board and empower them to come up with the ultimate plan to protect children.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Stop Abuse Campaign

Board of directors
as of 08/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jill Gilbert Callahan

No Affiliation

Term: 2015 - 2020

Andrew J.S. Willis

Jill Gilbert Callahan

Anthony Farina

Baruch College

Stephen Dishart

Baruch College

Melanie H Blow

Linda Degutis

Howard R. Spivak

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/28/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability