Center for Effective Discipline

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Center for Effective Discipline (CED) provides educational information on the effects and risk factors associated with the use of corporal punishment on children while offering healthy, effective alternatives.

The family system surrounding the child has the most influential impact on childhood development. Essential social and emotional skills are established through childhood relationships and experiences. Research shows that early relationship interactions and experiences serve as a child's foundation for future physical, mental, and social development.

Positive and negative childhood experiences dramatically affect health across the lifespan; therefore, we all play a role in supporting safe, healthy and resilient child development! Together, we can build safe and healthy communities for all children to thrive!