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.
- to raise awareness about child abuse and its consequences within Muslim American
- 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
How YOU Can Help:
- 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.
- Help Organize Parenting Workshops and Programs in your community.
- 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.
- Share this page with your friends and family on Facebook.
- Tweet @ProjectSakinah using #Don'tBeThatParent, #StopChildAbuse, #Pledge2StopFV.
- 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.
- Something else? Please
contact us if you would like to share some other ideas with us.
- 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.
- Info about Child Abuse
- Parent Resources