Effective Parenting for Strong Families

Stop Child Abuse & Encourage Better Parenting

Every year 3.3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving nearly 6 million children. More than 5 children die every day because of child abuse in America. This includes Muslim American children too. Last year, Abdifatah Mohamud, 10, and Khalil Wimes, 6, die due to parental abuse and drew media attention too. Project Sakinah is launching this campaign to address this issue within Muslim community.

Campaign Goals:

  • to raise awareness about child abuse and its consequences within Muslim American community,
  • to encourage people to help stop child abuse through intervention and prevention.
  • to encourage parents to improve their own parenting skills through taking various classes and workshops.
  • to encourage families to seek counseling and other services to resolve conflicts within family members.
  • to draw attention to growing need of Muslim foster parents all over the states to house Muslim children who are taken away from their families on grounds of child abuse reports.

How YOU Can Help:

  1. Ask Your Imam to deliver Khutbahs about Child Abuse and the significance of good parenting in Islam. Here is a downloadable document to help in preparing these khutbahs.
  2. Help Organize Parenting Workshops and Programs in your community.
  3. Write about these issues. We would love to share your write up on our blog, and to mention your write-up on our Facebook page.
  4. Share this page with your friends and family on Facebook.
  5. Tweet @ProjectSakinah using #Don'tBeThatParent, #StopChildAbuse, #Pledge2StopFV.
  6. Support this campaign through your donations. Your money can help us spread the message across the communities. Together we can save many children and families, inshaAllah.
  7. Something else? Please contact us if you would like to share some other ideas with us.

Resources:

  1. Campaign Talking Points - Downloadable Document: This document is meant to provide basic information to Imams, writers and other community activists about this issue and our campaign. Please click here to download the document.
  2. Info about Child Abuse
  3. Parent Resources
 

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Project Sakinah
Dar al Islam
P.O. Box 180
Abiquiu, NM  87510

703.531.8179