Disciplining the Disciplinarian

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Disciplining the Disciplinarian:

A Parenting Class on Child Discipline and Stress Management

Masele Ivey

WRI 1200 Research, Argument, and Writing

September 9, 2012

Professor Wilson


Child abuse is a very serious and real problem in the United States with nearly 3.3 million reports of abuse submitted to Child Protective Services in 2010. Statistics show that an estimated 81% of the perpetrators were parents. These figures prove that a course of action needs to be taken to remedy the alarming rates of child abuse in this nation. Therefore, a proposal to set forth a change in policy should be made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Child Welfare Services and shall be sponsored by the National Mental Health Alliance. The proposal presented will federally mandate a weeklong parenting class called "Embracing Hands" that will target expecting parents, whether biological or adoptive, to discuss various methods of child discipline and their associated effects on the child, as well as, learn techniques of stress management.

Under the guidance of this weeklong program, can parents learn about appropriate disciplinary practice from highly trained professionals and receive answers to his or her questions. This program will be immensely beneficial to future parents and the well-being of America's children.

Disciplining the Disciplinarian:

A Parenting Class on Child Discipline and Stress Management

According to Child Maltreatment 2010, "an estimated 3.3 million referrals, involving the alleged maltreatment of 5.9 million children, were received by CPS agencies." There were 436, 321 substantiated reports filed to Child Protective Services (CPS) for child abuse and neglect. Of these reports, more than a third of the victims were under the age of four-years old with the majority of abuse occurring in children under the age of twelve-months old. "Eighty-one percent of the...