In response to the NFL suspending Adrian Peterson for the rest of the season today, we released a brief statement titled "Healthier Futures, a National Dialogue, and Adrian Peterson." We hope you will take a look and let us know if you have any questions. We have also pasted an excerpt below.
"At Prevent Child Abuse America we work to create healthier futures
for all children. We also seek to create environments that lead to great
childhoods. And we strive to create an equal playing field for all
children and all families.
We traffic in hope and solutions,
thriving children, and a healthier world for all of us to live in. What
we do not do is traffic in rage. It doesn't serve the nation's children,
their families, or the communities they live in.
But we know
there will be rage today directed at the National Football League for
suspending Adrian Peterson for the rest of the 2014 season. People will
question whether his rights as a parent, and worker, are being
undermined. And while we agree that this is an important dialogue, we do
not believe it is the most important dialogue we as a nation can be
having right now.
While we take no stand on Peterson's case, we
appreciate all of the dialogue that has occurred coast-to-coast since
his very public case raised the issue of appropriate discipline. What
we've learned since the news about Peterson first broke is that despite
being a controversial topic, people are very willing to discuss their
views on corporal punishment."