Dear Prospective Volunteer:

Here's an important project you can work on whenever you have a free minute or a free hour.

Using your favorite search engine, search the email addresses of professionals who work in child-related fields — academics, health-care professionals, department heads, agency directors, abuse prevention program administrators, etc. Then, copy the below text into an e-mail to each of them. They all need this information. Think of yourself as a gardener scattering seeds. You never know which ones will take root. You never know which e-mail you send will result in changing one child's life for the better.

When you get responses, just forward them to us at booklet@nospank.net. We'll take it from there.

Thanks for participating!

Jordan Riak, Exec. Dir., PTAVE

I am writing to invite you to examine "Plain Talk about Spanking" and consider using it in your work with families. Since its introduction by Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education in 1992, the demand for it has grown steadily. Here are two typical users' comments:

“Plain Talk is my #1 tool in helping parents make the decision to stop spanking. I can’t tell you how many have come in after reading it and said, ‘I’ll never spank my child (children) again!’”
— Janis Christenson, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Nashville, Tennessee.

“Thank you so much for your clear, true, brave and convincing booklet. It should be offered free to every parent immediately after the birth of EACH of their children.”
— Alice Miller, Ph.D., researcher/author on childhood.

You can read Plain Talk online at www.nospank.net/pt2011.htm and print it in PDF format from www.nospank.net/pt2011.pdf . If you'd like to examine a hard copy, e-mail us at booklet@nospank.net, and tell us where to mail it. We'll send you a booklet immediately. There's no charge.

Jordan Riak, Exec. Dir., Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education (PTAVE); P.O. Box 1033, Alamo, CA 94507; Tel: 925-831-1661; On the Web at www.nospank.net

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